Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
This job is not as easy as it first appeared.
Matt appears unaffected by all the media attention.
No one appeared to notice me.
It appears that she's changed her mind.
There appears to be very little we can do about the problem.
The building appears to have been used as a place of worship.
Gibbs was shot in what appears to be a gangland killing.
Cracks began to appear in the ceiling.
One day a stranger appeared on my doorstep.
He is due to appear in court today.
Jackson will appear before a congressional committee to explain the budget package.
Yet another rap group has appeared on the music scene.
This is the American English definition of appear. View British English definition of appear.
the seed of a plant called anise, used for adding flavour to food and drink
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog