v 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
out}, come forth
, go forth
3: become known or apparent; "Some nice results emerged from
4: come up to the surface of or rise, as from water; also used
metaphorically: "He felt new emotions emerge"
5: happen or occur as a result of something [syn: come forth