Definition for AP-PEAR'

AP-PEAR', v.i. [L. appareo, of ad and pareo, to appear, or be manifest; It. apparire; Sp. parecer, aparecer; Fr. apparoir, apparoitre. Class Br.]

  1. To come or be in sight; to be in view; to be visible. The leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh. Lev. xiii. And God said, Let the dry land appear. Gen. i.
  2. To become visible to the eye, as a spirit, or to the apprehension of the mind; a sense frequent in Scripture. The Lord appeared to Abram and said. – Gen. xii. The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of the bush. – Ex. iii.
  3. To stand in presence of, as parties or advocates before a court, or as persons to be tried. The defendant, being called, did not appear. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. – 2 Cor. v.
  4. To be obvious; to be known, as a subject of observation or comprehension. Let thy work appear to thy servant. Ps. xc. It doth not yet appear what we shall be. 1 John iii.
  5. To be clear or made clear by evidence; as, this fact appears by ancient records. But sin that it might appear sin. Rom. vii.
  6. To seem, in opposition to reality. They disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to fast. Matth. vi.
  7. To be discovered or laid open. That thy shame may appear. Jer. xiii.

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