from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Apparent; ostensible.
  • n. Outward appearance; semblance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of seem.
  • adj. apparent
  • n. outward appearance
  • n. apprehension; judgement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a semblance, whether with or without reality; apparent; specious; befitting.
  • n. Appearance; show; semblance; fair appearance; speciousness.
  • n. Apprehension; judgment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Becoming; befitting; proper; seemly.
  • That appears to be (real, proper, or the like); having a semblance or appearance of being real, or what is purported; ostensible; apparent: as, seeming happiness; a seeming friend.
  • In a becoming or seemly manner; seemly.
  • n. Appearance; show; outward appearance or looks; semblance; especially, a false appearance.
  • n. Fair appearance.
  • n. Opinion; judgment; way of thinking; estimate; apprehension.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. appearing as such but not necessarily so


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