1. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

- This appears to be a very difficult problem

- They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time

Similar word(s): look, seem

Definition categories: perception, be

2. come into sight or view

- He suddenly appeared at the wedding

- A new star appeared on the horizon

Definition categories: change

3. be issued or published

- Did your latest book appear yet?

Definition categories: change, happen, materialise, materialize

4. seem to be true, probable, or apparent

- It appears that the weather in California is very bad

Similar word(s): seem

Definition categories: perception, be

5. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene

- Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago

Definition categories: change

6. appear as a character on stage or appear in a play, etc.

- Gielgud appears briefly in this movie

- She appeared in `Hamlet' on the London stage

Definition categories: creation, do, execute, perform

7. present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority

- He had to appear in court last month

- She appeared on several charges of theft

Definition categories: social

Sentences with appear as a verb:

- A great writer appeared at that time.

- He appeared quite happy with the result.