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Emerge definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EMERGE, v.i. emerj'. [L. emergo; e, ex, and mergo, to plunge.]
1. To rise out of a fluid or other covering or surrounding substance; as, to emerge from the water or from the ocean.
That is--emerging from the deep.
We say, a planet emerges from the sun's light; a star emerging from chaos. It is opposed to immerge.
2. To issue; to proceed from.
3. To reappear, after being eclipsed; to leave the sphere of the obscuring object.
The sun is said to emerge, when the moon ceases to obscure its light; the satellites of Jupiter emerge, when they appear beyond the limb of the planet.
4. To rise out of a state of depression or obscurity; to rise into view; as, to emerge from poverty or obscurity; to emerge from the gloom of despondency.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: come out into view, as from concealment; "Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office"
2: come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves" [syn: issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress]
3: become known or apparent; "Some nice results emerged from the study"
4: come up to the surface of or rise; "He felt new emotions emerge"
5: happen or occur as a result of something [syn: come forth, emerge]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (emerged; emerging) Etymology: Latin emergere, from e- + mergere to plunge more at merge Date: 1563 1. to become manifest ; become known <new problems emerged> 2. to rise from or as if from an enveloping fluid ; come out into view <a diver emerging from the water> 3. to rise from an obscure or inferior position or condition <someone must emerge as a leader> 4. to come into being through evolution

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. (often foll. by from) 1 come up or out into view, esp. when formerly concealed. 2 come up out of a liquid. 3 (of facts, circumstances, etc.) come to light, become known, esp. as a result of inquiry etc. 4 become recognized or prominent (emerged as a leading contender). 5 (of a question, difficulty, etc.) become apparent. 6 survive (an ordeal etc.) with a specified result (emerged unscathed). Derivatives: emergence n. Etymology: L emergere emers- (as E-, mergere dip)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Emerge E*merge", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Emerged; p. pr. & vb. n. Emerging.] [L. emergere, emersum; e out + mergere to dip, plunge. See Merge.] To rise out of a fluid; to come forth from that in which anything has been plunged, enveloped, or concealed; to issue and appear; as, to emerge from the water or the ocean; the sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from poverty or obscurity. ``Thetis . . . emerging from the deep.'' --Dryden. Those who have emerged from very low, some from the lowest, classes of society. --Burke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(emerges, emerging, emerged) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. To emerge means to come out from an enclosed or dark space such as a room or a vehicle, or from a position where you could not be seen. Richard was waiting outside the door as she emerged... The postman emerged from his van soaked to the skin. ...holes made by the emerging adult beetle. VERB: V, V from n, V-ing 2. If you emerge from a difficult or bad experience, you come to the end of it. There is growing evidence that the economy is at last emerging from recession. VERB: V from n 3. If a fact or result emerges from a period of thought, discussion, or investigation, it becomes known as a result of it. ...the growing corruption that has emerged in the past few years... It soon emerged that neither the July nor August mortgage repayment had been collected... The emerging caution over numbers is perhaps only to be expected. VERB: V, it V that, V-ing 4. If someone or something emerges as a particular thing, they become recognized as that thing. (JOURNALISM) Vietnam has emerged as the world's third-biggest rice exporter... New leaders have emerged. VERB: V as n, V 5. When something such as an organization or an industry emerges, it comes into existence. (JOURNALISM) ...the new republic that emerged in October 1917. ...the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. VERB: V, V-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. 1. Rise (out of a fluid), come up. 2. Issue, emanate, escape, come forth. 3. Appear, become visible, rise into view.

Moby Thesaurus

accrue from, appear, arise, arise from, bail out, be contingent on, be due to, be revealed, become known, become manifest, become visible, break cover, break forth, break out, break through, bud from, burst forth, come, come forth, come forward, come from, come in sight, come out, come out of, come to hand, come to light, come up, crop out, crop up, debouch, depend on, derive, derive from, descend from, develop, disembogue, effuse, emanate, emanate from, emerge from, ensue from, enter, erupt, evolve, exit, extrude, fade in, find vent, flow, flow from, follow from, germinate from, grow from, grow out of, hang on, happen, heave in sight, hinge on, issue, issue forth, issue from, jump out, leak out, look forth, loom, materialize, ooze out, originate, originate in, outcrop, peep out, proceed, proceed from, protrude, rear its head, rise, run out, sally, sally forth, see the light, show, show up, spring, spring from, sprout from, stem, stem from, stream forth, strike the eye, surface, transpire, turn on, turn out, turn up


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