Seem Definition

Define what is Seem?

1. appear, seem, look (verb)

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.
Synonyms: appear, look
Hypernyms

Be verb
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

Hyponyms

make verb
appear to begin an activity.

cut verb
give the appearance or impression of.

feel verb
produce a certain impression.

pass off verb
be accepted as something or somebody in a false character or identity.

sound verb
appear in a certain way.

come across verb
be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression.

glow, radiate, beam, shine verb
have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink.

gleam, glint, glisten, glitter, shine verb
be shiny, as if wet.

jump out, leap out, stand out, stick out, jump verb
be highly noticeable.

rear, rise, lift verb
rise up.

loom verb
come into view indistinctly, often threateningly.

feel verb
be felt or perceived in a certain way.

2. seem, appear (verb)

seem to be true, probable, or apparent.

  • It seems that he is very gifted.
  • It appears that the weather in California is very bad.
Synonyms: appear
Hypernyms

Be verb
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

Hyponyms

seem verb
appear to one's own mind or opinion.

3. seem (verb)

appear to exist.

  • There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now.
Hypernyms

Be verb
have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

4. seem (verb)

appear to one's own mind or opinion.

  • I seem to be misunderstood by everyone.
  • I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters.
Hypernyms

seem, appear verb
seem to be true, probable, or apparent.

Nearby Terms

seeming (adjective satellite)
appearing as such but not necessarily so

seemingly (adverb)
from appearances alone

seemliness (noun)
a sense of propriety and consideration for others

seemly (adjective satellite)
according with custom or propriety

seep (verb)
pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

seepage (noun)
the process of seeping

seeping (adjective satellite)
leaking out slowly

seer (noun)
a person with unusual powers of foresight

seersucker (noun)
a light puckered fabric (usually striped)

seesaw (noun)
a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

seethe (verb)
be noisy with activity

seething (adjective satellite)
in constant agitation

Segal (noun)
United States sculptor (born in 1924)

segment (noun)
one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

segmental (adjective satellite)
divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds