Appearance vs Atmosphere - What's the difference?

appearance | atmosphere |

As nouns the difference between appearance and atmosphere

is that appearance is the act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye while atmosphere is atmosphere.



Alternative forms

* appearaunce


(en noun)
  • The act of appearing or coming into sight; the act of becoming visible to the eye.
  • A thing seen; a phenomenon; an apparition.
  • Personal presence; look; aspect; mien.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • And now am come to see . . . It thy appearance answer loud report.
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  • Apparent likeness; external show; how something appears to others.
  • * Bible, (w) ix. 15
  • There was upon the tabernacle, as it were, the appearance of fire.
  • * Bible, 1 (w) xvi. 7
  • For man looketh on the outward appearance .
  • * Bible, (w) vii. 24
  • Judge not according to the appearance .
  • The act of appearing in a particular place, or in society, a company, or any proceedings; a coming before the public in a particular character.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • Will he now retire, After appearance , and again prolong Our expectation?
  • (legal) The coming into court of either of the parties; the being present in court; the coming into court of a party summoned in an action, either by himself or by his attorney, expressed by a formal entry by the proper officer to that effect; the act or proceeding by which a party proceeded against places himself before the court, and submits to its jurisdiction.
  • (medical) Chiefly used by nurses: the act of defecation by a patient.
  • Synonyms

    * (act of coming into sight) arrival, manifestation, * (a thing seen) spectacle, apparition, phenomenon, presence * (aspect of a person) aspect, air, figure, look, manner, mien * (outward show) semblance, show, pretense, or facade * (act of appearing in public) debut

    Derived terms

    () * court appearance * disappearance * keep up appearances * nonappearance * plate appearance * put in an appearance * reappearance * save appearances







    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)


    (en noun)
  • The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
  • The air in a particular place.
  • *
  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • The mood or feeling in a situation.
  • A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)
  • Synonyms

    * (mood) air, ambiance, feeling, mood


    * See also

    See also

    * ambiance, ambience * mood