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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time"
    Synonym(s): look, appear, seem
  2. come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
    Antonym(s): disappear, go away, vanish
  3. be issued or published; "Did your latest book appear yet?"; "The new Woody Allen film hasn't come out yet"
    Synonym(s): appear, come out
  4. seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad"
    Synonym(s): appear, seem
  5. come into being or existence, or appear on the scene; "Then the computer came along and changed our lives"; "Homo sapiens appeared millions of years ago"
    Synonym(s): appear, come along
    Antonym(s): disappear, vanish
  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"
  7. present oneself formally, as before a (judicial) authority; "He had to appear in court last month"; "She appeared on several charges of theft"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
                     And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear.
                                                                              --Gen. i. 9.
      2. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at
            that time.
      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.
                     We must all appear before the judgment seat. --[b5]
                                                                              Cor. v. 10.
                     One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to
                     appear.                                             --Macaulay.
      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.
                     It doth not yet appear what we shall be. --1 John
                                                                              iii. 2.
                     Of their vain contest appeared no end. --Milton.
      5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look.
                     They disfigure their faces, that they may appear
                     unto men to fast.                              --Matt. vi.
      Syn: To seem; look. See {Seem}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Appear \Ap*pear"\, n.
      Appearance. [Obs.] --J. Fletcher.
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