1. outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Definition categories: attribute, quality

2. the event of coming into sight

Definition categories: event, happening, occurrence, occurrent

3. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action

Similar word(s): appearing

Definition categories: act, attendance, attending

4. a mental representation

- I tried to describe his appearance to the police

Definition categories: thought, representation

5. the act of appearing in public view

- the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period

- it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America

Definition categories: act, arrival

6. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

- they try to keep up appearances

Similar word(s): show

Definition categories: act, feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation

Sentences with appearance as a noun:

- His sudden appearance surprised me.

- There was a strange appearance in the sky.

- Some people say I'm shallow because I care so much about my appearance.

- A person makes his appearance as an historian, an artist, or an orator.

- David Beckham's first appearance with the LA Galaxy at Giants Stadium against the New York Red Bulls last night drew a crowd of 66237.

- The patient had a small bowel obstruction and there was no appearance until after the obstruction resolved.