- to come into sight; become visible: A man suddenly appeared in the doorway.
- to have the appearance of being; seem; look: to appear wise.
- to be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence: It appears to me that you are right.
- to come or be placed before the public; be published: Her biography appeared last year.
- to perform publicly, as in a play, dance, etc.: He appeared as the king in the play.
- to attend or be present, especially to arrive late or stay but a short time: He appeared at the party but left quickly.
- to come into being; be created, invented, or developed: Speech appears in the child's first or second year.
- Law. to come formally, especially as a party or counsel, to a proceeding before a tribunal, authority, etc.
Origin of appear
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Examples from the Web for reappear
Using both my real name and a Wikipedia handle, I deleted the assertion from the article, only to watch it reappear.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
“I would disappear in a puff of smoke and then reappear,” a former Dorothy recalled during her return to the Land of Oz.Follow the Yellow Brick Road…to North Carolina
February 12, 2014
Instantly, nearly $7 billion in value disappeared, only to reappear over the next several minutes.Welcome to the Anarchy Economy
April 23, 2013
“They can disappear and reappear in an instant,” said one man who has travelled with the Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).No Quick Fix For Mali: French Troops Can’t End Crisis
William Lloyd George
January 30, 2013
Xi may reappear at any moment, putting some (though not all) the rumors to rest.China Roiled by Rumors and Questions About Absent Heir Apparent Xi Jinping
September 11, 2012
She wished to reappear in the children of their child for ever.The Dream
Dick waited another five minutes, but the shadow did not reappear.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
For some reason unconscionably delaying, the landlady did not reappear.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
It was notified to her that she was forbidden to reappear at Court.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete
Madame La Marquise De Montespan
As a result, it disappears as soon as the sun is up and it will reappear after dark.Poisoned Air
Sterner St. Paul Meek
- to appear again
- to come into sight or view
- (copula; may take an infinitive) to seem or lookthe evidence appears to support you
- to be plain or clear, as after further evidence, etcit appears you were correct after all
- to develop or come into being; occurfaults appeared during testing
- to become publicly available; be publishedhis biography appeared last month
- to perform or acthe has appeared in many London productions
- to be present in court before a magistrate or judgehe appeared on two charges of theft
Word Origin and History for reappear
late 13c., "to come into view," from stem of Old French aparoir (12c., Modern French apparoir) "appear, come to light, come forth," from Latin apparere "to appear, come in sight, make an appearance," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + parere "to come forth, be visible," from PIE root *per- "to bring forth" (see pare). Of persons, "present oneself," late 14c. Meaning "seem, have a certain appearance" is late 14c. Related: Appeared; appearing.