- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||reappears, reappearing, reappeared
||to come into view again, or come into existence again.
The ship reappeared when the fog lifted.The rash reappeared two weeks after the treatment.Fashions from the fifties have begun to reappear.
The word reappear
contains the following part:
that means again; back or back again
More about this word part:
The prefix re-
occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise
) or "back again" (reflect
). It also attaches to English verbs (replay
, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re-
" to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).