Noun appearance has 6 senses
  1. appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
    --1 is a kind of quality
    --1 has particulars:
     agerasia; look; view; color, colour; complexion, skin condition; impression, effect; perspective, linear perspective; phase; vanishing point; superficies; format; form, shape, cast; persona, image; semblance, gloss, color, colour; face; countenance, visage; hairiness; hairlessness; beauty; ugliness; disfigurement, disfiguration, deformity; homeliness, plainness; blemish, defect, mar; stain, discoloration, discolouration; plainness; ornateness, elaborateness; decorativeness; etiolation
    Derived form: verb appear2
  2. appearance - the event of coming into sight
    --2 is a kind of
    happening, occurrence, natural event
    Antonyms: disappearance
    --2 has particulars:
     reappearance; materialization, materialisation, manifestation; manifestation; apparition
    Derived form: verb appear2
  3. appearance, appearing, coming into court - formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
    --3 is a kind of attendance, attending
    Derived form: verb appear7
  4. appearance - a mental representation; "I tried to describe his appearance to the police"
    --4 is a kind of
    representation, mental representation, internal representation
    --4 has particulars: illusion, semblance; three-D, 3-D, 3D; front
    Derived form: verb appear1
  5. appearance - the act of appearing in public view; "the rookie made a brief appearance in the first period"; "it was Bernhardt's last appearance in America"
    --5 is a kind of
    Antonyms: disappearance, disappearing
    --5 has particulars: apparition; emergence, emersion; reappearance, return
    Derived form: verb appear6
  6. appearance, show - pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"
    --6 is a kind of pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning