HyperDic: appearance

English > 6 senses of the word appearance:
NOUNattributeappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
eventappearancethe event of coming into sight
actappearance, appearing, coming into courtformal attendance (in court or at a hearing / hearing) of a party in an action
cognitionappearancea mental representation
actappearancethe act of appearing in public view
actappearance, showpretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
appearance > pronunciation
Soundsahpih'rahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > appearance: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing.
Synonymvisual aspect
Narroweragerasiayouthful appearance in an old person
beautyThe qualities that give pleasure to the senses
blemish, defect, marA mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
color, colourThe appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation
complexiontexture / texture and appearance of the skin of the face
countenance, visageThe appearance conveyed by a person's face
decorativenessAn appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
disfigurement, disfiguration, deformityAn appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
etiolationA pale and sickly appearance
faceThe general outward appearance of something
form, shape, castThe visual appearance of something or someone
formatThe general appearance of a publication
hairiness, pilosityThe quality of having hair
hairlessnessThe quality of not having hair
homeliness, plainnessAn appearance that is not attractive or beautiful
impression, effectAn outward appearance
lookPhysical appearance
ornateness, elaboratenessAn ornate appearance
persona, image(Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
perspective, linear perspectiveThe appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
phase(astronomy) the particular appearance of a body's state of illumination (especially one of the recurring shapes of the part of Earth's moon that is illuminated by the sun)
plainnessThe appearance of being plain and unpretentious
semblance, gloss, color, colourAn outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
sleeknessThe quality of being well-groomed and neatly tailored
stain, discoloration, discolourationA soiled or discolored appearance
superficiesThe purely external aspect of a thing
uglinessQualities of appearance that do not give pleasure to the senses
vanishing pointThe appearance of a point on the horizon at which parallel lines converge
viewoutward appearance
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Spanishapariencia, aspecto, cara, presencia
Catalanaparença, aspecte, cara, presència
Verbsappearcome into sight or view
English > appearance: 6 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe event of coming into sight.
NarrowerapparitionThe appearance of a ghostlike figure
manifestationA clear appearance
materialization, materialisation, manifestationAn appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
reappearanceThe event of something appearing again
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
OppositedisappearanceThe event of passing out of sight
Spanishaparición
Catalanaparició
Verbsappearcome into sight or view
English > appearance: 6 senses > noun 3, act
Meaningformal attendance (in court or at a hearing / hearing) of a party in an action.
Synonymsappearing, coming into court
Broaderattendance, attendingThe act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
Spanishaparición, comparecencia
Catalancompareixença
Verbsappearpresent oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority
English > appearance: 6 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA mental representation.
Example"I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
NarrowerfrontThe outward appearance of a person
illusion, semblanceAn erroneous mental representation
three-D, 3-D, 3DHaving a three-dimensional form or appearance
Broaderrepresentation, mental representation, internal representationA presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
Spanishaparición, apariencia, visión
Catalanaparició, visió
Verbsappeargive a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
English > appearance: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of appearing in public view.
Examples
  • "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"
  • "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"
NarrowerapparitionAn act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly / unexpectedly
emergence, emersionThe act of emerging
reappearance, returnThe act of someone appearing again
BroaderarrivalThe act of arriving at a certain place
Oppositedisappearance, disappearingThe act of leaving secretly or without explanation
Spanishaparición, presentación
Catalanaparició
Verbsappearappear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.
English > appearance: 6 senses > noun 6, act
Meaningpretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression.
Example"they try to keep up appearances"
Synonymshow
Broaderpretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
Spanishapariencia
Catalanaparença

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