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NOUN (1)

1. formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action;
[syn: appearance, appearing, coming into court]

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] And God . . . said, Let . . . the dry land appear. --Gen. i. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. To come before the public; as, a great writer appeared at that time. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] We must all appear before the judgment seat. --2 Cor. v. 10. [1913 Webster] One ruffian escaped because no prosecutor dared to appear. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] It doth not yet appear what we shall be. --1 John iii. 2. [1913 Webster] Of their vain contest appeared no end. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To seem; to have a certain semblance; to look. [1913 Webster] They disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. --Matt. vi. 16. [1913 Webster] Syn: To seem; look. See Seem. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

appearing n 1: formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action [syn: appearance, appearing, coming into court]