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2 definitions found
 for Appearing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appear \Ap*pear"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Appeared; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Appearing.] [OE. apperen, aperen, OF. aparoir, F.
     apparoir, fr. L. appar?re to appear + par?reto come forth, to
     be visible; prob. from the same root as par?re to produce.
     Cf. Apparent, Parent, Peer, v. i.]
     1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to become visible.
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              And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.
                                                    --Gen. i. 9.
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     2. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at
        that time.
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     3. To stand in presence of some authority, tribunal, or
        superior person, to answer a charge, plead a cause, or the
        like; to present one's self as a party or advocate before
        a court, or as a person to be tried.
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              We must all appear before the judgment seat. --2
                                                    Cor. v. 10.
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              One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to
              appear.                               --Macaulay.
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     4. To become visible to the apprehension of the mind; to be
        known as a subject of observation or comprehension, or as
        a thing proved; to be obvious or manifest.
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              It doth not yet appear what we shall be. --1 John
                                                    iii. 2.
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              Of their vain contest appeared no end. --Milton.
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     5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
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              They disfigure their faces, that they may appear
              unto men to fast.                     --Matt. vi.
                                                    16.
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     Syn: To seem; look. See Seem.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  appearing
      n 1: formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in
           an action [syn: appearance, appearing, coming into
           court]

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