The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Emerge \E*merge"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emerged; p. pr. & vb.
n. Emerging.] [L. emergere, emersum; e out + mergere to
dip, plunge. See Merge.]
To rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which
anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue
and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the
sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge
from poverty or obscurity. "Thetis . . . emerging from the
Those who have emerged from very low, some from the
lowest, classes of society. --Burke.