emerge

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

[Late 16th Century] From Middle French emerger, from Latin emergere (to rise up or out), from e-, a variant of ex- (out, forth), + mergere (to dip, to sink)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

emerge (third-person singular simple present emerges, present participle emerging, simple past and past participle emerged)

  1. (intransitive) To come into view.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 12, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      There were many wooden chairs for the bulk of his visitors, and two wicker armchairs with red cloth cushions for superior people. From the packing-cases had emerged some Indian clubs, […], and all these articles […] made a scattered and untidy decoration that Mrs. Clough assiduously dusted and greatly cherished.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 17, The China Governess[1]:
      The face which emerged was not reassuring. It was blunt and grey, the nose springing thick and flat from high on the frontal bone of the forehead, whilst his eyes were narrow slits of dark in a tight bandage of tissue. […].
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, Internal Combustion:
      Throughout the 1500s, the populace roiled over a constellation of grievances of which the forest emerged as a key focal point. The popular late Middle Ages fictional character Robin Hood, dressed in green to symbolize the forest, dodged fines for forest offenses and stole from the rich to give to the poor. But his appeal was painfully real and embodied the struggle over wood.
    • 2011 November 10, Jeremy Wilson, “England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report”, Telegraph:
      With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets.
  2. (intransitive, copulative)  To come out of a situation, object or a liquid.
    • 2012 March-April, Anna Lena Phillips, “Sneaky Silk Moths”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 172: 
      Last spring, the periodical cicadas emerged across eastern North America. Their vast numbers and short above-ground life spans inspired awe and irritation in humans—and made for good meals for birds and small mammals.
    He emerged unscathed from the accident.
    The Soviet Union emerged from the ruins of an empire.
    The submarine emerged from the ocean.
  3. (intransitive)  To become known.
    Gradually the truth emerged.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

emerge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of emergere

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ēmerge

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ēmergō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

emerge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of emergir
  2. second-person singular imperative of emergir

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

emerge

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of emerger.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of emerger.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of emerger.