E·merge v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emerged p. pr. & vb. n. Emerging ] To rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from poverty or obscurity. “Thetis . . . emerging from the deep.”
Those who have emerged from very low, some from the lowest, classes of society. --Burke.
v 1: come out into view, as from concealment; "Suddenly, the
proprietor emerged from his office"
2: come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The
words seemed to come out by themselves" [syn: issue, come
out, come forth, go forth, egress]
3: become known or apparent; "Some nice results emerged from
4: come up to the surface of or rise; "He felt new emotions
5: happen or occur as a result of something [syn: come forth]