US: /əˈpɪɹəns/
UK: /ɐpˈi‍əɹəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

appearance /ə'piərəns/
  • danh từ
    • sự xuất hiện, sự hiện ra sự ló ra
      • to make one's first appearance: mới xuất đầu lộ diện, mới ra mặt
      • to put in an appearance: có mặt, đến cho có mặt một lát (ở buổi lễ...)
    • (pháp lý) sự trình diện, sự ra hầu toà
    • sự xuất bản (sách)
    • diện mạo, dáng điệu, tướng mạo, phong thái
      • a man of good appearance: người có diện mạo tốt
    • bề ngoài, thể diện
      • one should not judge by appearances: không nên xét đoán theo bề ngoài
      • to save (keep up) appearances: giữ thể diện
      • to all appearance: theo biểu hiện bề ngoài
      • to assume (put on) the appearance of innocence: làm ra vẻ ngây thơ
    • ma quỷ

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
way sth looks / seems
1 [C, U] the way that sb/sth looks on the outside; what sb/sth seems to be: the physical / outward / external appearance of sth + She had never been greatly concerned about her appearance. + The dog was similar in general appearance to a spaniel. + He gave every appearance of (= seemed very much to be) enjoying himself. + Judging by appearances can be misleading. + To all appearances (= as far as people could tell) he was dead. + When she lost all her money, she was determined to keep up appearances (= hide the true situation and pretend that everything was going well).
sb / sth arriving
2 [C, usually sing.] the fact of sb/sth arriving, especially when it is not expected: The sudden appearance of a security guard caused them to drop the money and run. + I don't want to go to the party, but I suppose I'd better put in an appearance (= go there for a short time).
3 [C, usually sing.] the moment at which sth begins to exist or starts to be seen or used: the early appearance of daffodils in spring + the appearance of organic vegetables in the supermarkets
in public
4 [C] an act of appearing in public, especially as a performer, politician, etc., or in a court of law: The Dutch player will make his first appearance for Liverpool this Saturday. + The singer's first public appearance was at the age of eight. + the defendant's appearance in court + a brief / guest / celebrity appearance
being published / broadcast
5 [C, usually sing.] an act of being published or broadcast: the appearance of claims about the minister's private life in the press

Thesaurus dictionary

1 arrival, advent; presence; publication:
I was awaiting the appearance of the book in the shops.
2 aspect, look(s), form; mien, air, demeanour; bearing, manner:
The doorman would not let him in because of his shabby appearance.
3 display, show:
Their fine horses with their rich trappings made a splendid appearance.
4 semblance, show, hint, suggestion; illusion:
She gave no appearance of wanting to go.

Collocation dictionary

1 way that sb/sth looks


attractive, handsome, youthful | distinctive, odd, strange, striking | dishevelled, scruffy, unkempt, unprepossessing | external, general, outward, overall, personal, physical, visual
attempts to improve the general appearance of the town centre attention to personal appearance and hygiene


Inside, the house had the appearance of a temple.
| take on
Towns merged to take on the appearance of a city.
| give
The report gives an appearance of scientific credibility.
| alter, change
Shaving off his beard changed his appearance dramatically.
| enhance, improve | keep up
When she lost all her money, she was determined to keep up appearances (= hide the true situation and pretend that everything was going well).
| judge (sb/sth) by
To judge by appearances, Roger was rather embarrassed.


contrary to ~s, despite ~s
The American president, despite appearances, has only limited power.
| in ~
rather bird-like in appearance

2 arrival of sb/sth


dramatic, sudden, surprise, unexpected | brief


make, put in
She made a sudden appearance just as we were about to leave. I feel I must put in at least a brief appearance at the party.

3 act of appearing in public


first, second, etc.
her first appearance on the stage
| final, last | frequent, occasional, rare, regular | live, personal | public | cameo, guest | court, radio, stage, television/TV
one of the actor's rare television appearances


She made a cameo appearance in the film.



Concise English dictionary

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