Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 448. Appearance.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iii) Perceptions of Light
448. Appearance.
NOUN:APPEARANCE, phenomenon, sight, spectacle, show, premonstration [obs.], scene, species, view, coup d’œil [F.]; lookout, outlook, prospect, vista, perspective, bird’s-eye view, scenery, landscape, seascape, picture, tableau; display, exposure, mise en scène [F.], rising of the curtain.
  PHANTASM, phantom (fallacy of vision) [See Dim-sightedness].
  SPECTACLE, pageant; peep show, raree-show, galanty (or gallanty) show; ombres chinoises [F.]; magic lantern, phantasmagoria, dissolving views; biograph, cinematograph, cinema [colloq., Brit.], moving pictures, movies [colloq.], photoplay, photodrama; panorama, diorama, cosmorama, georama; coup de théâtre [F.], jeu de théâtre [F.]; pageantry (ostentation) [See Ostentation]; insignia (indication) [See Indication].
  ASPECT, angle, phase, phasis, seeming; shape (form) [See Form]; guise, look, complexion, color, image, mien, air, cast, carriage, port, demeanor; presence, expression, first blush, face of the thing; point of view, light.
  LINEAMENT, feature, trait, lines; outline, outside; contour, silhouette, face, countenance, visage, phiz [colloq.], cast of countenance, profile, tournure [F.], cut of one’s jib [colloq.], outside [See Exteriority].
  PHYSIOGNOMY, metoposcopy, phrenology; physiognomist, metoposcopist, phrenologist.
VERB:APPEAR; be or become visible &c., 446; seem, look, show; present -, wear -, carry -, have -, bear -, exhibit -, take -, take on -, assume- the -appearance, - semblance- of; look like; cut a figure, figure; present to the view; show (make manifest) [See Manifestation].
ADJECTIVE:APPARENT, seeming, ostensible; on view.
ADVERB:APPARENTLY; to all seeming, to all appearance; ostensibly, seemingly, as it seems, on the face of it, primâ facie [L.]; at the first blush, at first sight; in the eyes of; to the eye.
  1. Editio princeps.
  2. This insubstantial pageant.—Tempest
  3. All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.—As You Like It
  4. Look here, upon this picture, and on this.—Hamlet



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