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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: coming into view; "as newly emerging emotions and ideas well
             up in him"
      2: coming into existence; "a nascent republic" [syn: emergent,
      3: coming to maturity; "the rising generation" [syn: rising]