Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: appear – apply
appear (-s), v. [OFr < L. ad- + pārē-re, come in sight, come forth.] (webplay: apprehension of the mind, come, faces, known, land, likeness, reality, show, stand, tried, visible, world, yet).
- Emerge; become visible; come into sight; [fig.] bloom; blossom.
- Seem to be; look.
- Materialize; become manifest; become evident.
appearance, n. [see appear, v.] (webplay: known).
- Image; facade; demeanor.
- Evidence; showing; display; indication; sign.
appease (-ed), v. [OFr, bring to peace < L. pāc-em, peace.] (webplay: hunger).
- Console; comfort; pacify; soothe; make calm.
- Satisfy; tame; mollify; quench.
Appenine, proper n. [ED var. of “Apennine”; < L. ad- + penninus < Celtic pen, peak, summit, promontory, hill.]
Mountaintop; mountain range in Italy; mountain peaks that include the volcano Vesuvius (see ED letters); [fig.] great worry; immense problem; enormous trial; unsurmountable difficulty; supremely painful experience.
appetite, n. [OFr < L. appetītus, desire toward.]
Constant desire; lingering passion; hunger and thirst.
applaud, v. [L. ad, to + plaud-ēre, clap the hands.] (webplay: hands, theaters).
Commend; cheer; congratulate; praise; acclaim; express approval with loud sounds; strike one's hands together repeatedly to make noise of approbation.
applause, n. [see applaud, v.] (webplay: voice).
Acclamation; fame; public approval of others; praise by hand-clapping or shouting.
apple (-s), n. [OE] (webplay: eye, love, orchard, reddish, round, tree, yellow).
- Reward; prize; incentive; eternal life.
- Pome; round, sweet, firm fruit of the Rosaceous tree.
- Fruit of the forbidden tree in Genesis 2 of the Bible.
- Phrase. “Apple tree”: woody plant with lovely blossoms and sweet round fruits.
application, n. [see apply, v.] (webplay: vows).
Practical lesson; moral of the story; use of a law for a particular situation; part of a sermon in which principles relate to practical uses; [fig.] judgment; legal solicitation.
apply (applied), v. [OFr < L. ad to + plicā-re, fold.]
Work; exert; offer; request; adapt; conform; consent; devote oneself; present oneself for employment; propose oneself as a candidate for a position; make use of a word in a special context.