ap·pear·ance /əˈpɪrən(t)s/ 名詞
1. The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye; as, his sudden appearance surprised me.
2. A thing seed; a phenomenon; a phase; an apparition; as, an appearance in the sky.
3. Personal presence; exhibition of the person; look; aspect; mien.
And now am come to see . . .
It thy appearance answer loud report. --Milton.
4. Semblance, or apparent likeness; external show. pl. Outward signs, or circumstances, fitted to make a particular impression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state; as, appearances are against him.
There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire. --Num. ix. 15.
For man looketh on the outward appearance. --1 Sam. xvi. 7.
Judge not according to the appearance. --John. vii. 24.
5. The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character; as, a person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.
Will he now retire,
After appearance, and again prolong
Our expectation? --Milton.
6. Probability; likelihood. [Obs.]
There is that which hath no appearance. --Bacon.
7. Law The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.
To put in an appearance, to be present; to appear in person.
To save appearances, to preserve a fair outward show.
Syn: -- Coming; arrival; presence; semblance; pretense; air; look; manner; mien; figure; aspect.
n 1: outward or visible aspect of a person or thing [syn: visual
2: the event of coming into sight [ant: disappearance]
3: formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in
an action [syn: appearing, coming into court]
4: a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance
to the police"
5: the act of appearing in public view; "the rookie made a
brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's
last appearance in America" [ant: disappearance]
6: pretending that something is the case in order to make a
good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that
ceremony is just for show" [syn: show]