Definition of APPEARANCE

  1. (noun)outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
  2. (noun)the event of coming into sight
  3. (noun)formal attendance (in court or at a hearing) of a party in an action
  4. (noun)a mental representation
  5. (noun)the act of appearing in public view
  6. (noun)pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression