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Definitions of seem

  1. give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect; "She seems to be sleeping"; "This appears to be a very difficult problem"; "This project looks fishy"; "They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. seem to be true, probable, or apparent; "It seems that he is very gifted"; "It appears that the weather in California is very bad" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. appear to exist; "There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. appear to one's own mind or opinion; "I seem to be misunderstood by everyone"; "I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To appear, or to appear to be; to have a show or semblance; to present an appearance; to look; to strike one's apprehension or fancy as being; to be taken as. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To befit; to beseem. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To appear; look; have the semblance of truth or fact; to appear to one's own mind; as, I seemed to be floating in space. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To appear: to have a show: to look. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. (B.) To befit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. SEEMER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To appear; look. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. To give the impression of being; appear. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To appear; to have a show; to have the appearance of truth or fact. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To appear; to have a semblance; to have the appearance of truth or fact. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. s[=e]m, v.i. to appear: to have a show: to look: to pretend, to assume an air: to appear to one's self.--v.t. (B.) to befit: to become.--n. SEEM'ER.--adj. SEEM'ING, apparent: specious: ostensible.--n. appearance: semblance: a false appearance: way of thinking.--adv. SEEM'INGLY.--n. SEEM'INGNESS.--adj. SEEM'LESS (Spens.), unseemly: indecorous.--n. SEEM'LINESS.--adj. SEEM'LY (comp. SEEM'LIER, superl. SEEM'LIEST), becoming: suitable: decent: handsome.--adv. in a decent or suitable manner.--n. SEEM'LYHED (Spens.), decent comely appearance.--IT SEEMS, it appears: it seems to me. [A.S. séman, to satisfy, to suit; or prob. direct from Scand., Ice. sæma, to honour, conform to.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Have the air or appearance or sensation of being, appear or be apparently perceived or ascertained to do or have done, (be what you s. to be or s.; the man who seemed the ringleader; seems to be tired, a hopeless absurdity; seems to be a good fellow, saint, &c.; I s. to be or s. deaf today, s. to see him still; do not s. to slang, somehow do not, as I do not s. to like him, fancy it; s. good to, be adopted as best course by; what seemeth him good archaic, what he chooses; seems to have died at 35); appear to be true or the fact (with anticipatory it& following that-clause, or parenth, with it only, often with implication of anger or remonstrance; it seems to me that it will rain, such talk is absurd, we had better make up our minds to it; so we are to get nothing, it seems; it seems you were lying; also it should or would s. in same senses; me seems, -seemeth, -seemed, archaic, it seems, seemed to me); (part.) ostensible, apparent only, apparent but perhaps not real, apparent& perhaps real, (the seeming& the real; a seeming friend; with seeming sincerity; seeming-virtuous &c., usu. with suggestion of falsity), whence seemingly adv. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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