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Evident definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EV'IDENT, a. Plain; open to be seen; clear to the mental eye; apparent; manifest. The figures and colors of bodies are evident to the senses; their qualities may be made evident. The guilt of an offender cannot always be made evident.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view" [syn: apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable]
2: capable of being seen or noticed; "a discernible change in attitude"; "a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"; "an observable change in behavior" [syn: discernible, evident, observable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin evident-, evidens, from e- + vident-, videns, present participle of vid?re to see more at wit Date: 14th century clear to the vision or understanding Synonyms: evident, manifest, patent, distinct, obvious, apparent, plain, clear mean readily perceived or apprehended. evident implies presence of visible signs that lead one to a definite conclusion <an evident fondness for sweets>. manifest implies an external display so evident that little or no inference is required <manifest hostility>. patent applies to a cause, effect, or significant feature that is clear and unmistakable once attention has been directed to it <patent defects>. distinct implies such sharpness of outline or definition that no unusual effort to see or hear or comprehend is required <a distinct refusal>. obvious implies such ease in discovering that it often suggests conspicuousness or little need for perspicacity in the observer <the obvious solution>. apparent is very close to evident except that it may imply more conscious exercise of inference <for no apparent reason>. plain suggests lack of intricacy, complexity, or elaboration <her feelings about him are plain>. clear implies an absence of anything that confuses the mind or obscures the pattern <a clear explanation>.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 plain or obvious (visually or intellectually); manifest. 2 seeming, apparent (his evident anxiety). Etymology: ME f. OF evident or L evidere evident- (as E-, videre see)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Evident Ev"i*dent, a. [F. ['e]vinent, l. evidens, -entis; e out + videns, p. pr. of videre to see. See Vision.] Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident. Your honor and your goodness is so evident. --Shak. And in our faces evident the sings Of foul concupiscence. --Milton. Syn: Manifest; plain; clear; obvious; visible; apparent; conclusive; indubitable; palpable; notorious. See Manifest.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If something is evident, you notice it easily and clearly. His footprints were clearly evident in the heavy dust... ...the best-publicised cases of evident injustice. = noticeable ADJ 2. You use evident to show that you are certain about a situation or fact and your interpretation of it. It was evident that she had once been a beauty... = clear ADJ: oft it v-link ADJ that/wh [emphasis] 3. see also self-evident

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Plain, clear, manifest, apparent, obvious, palpable, patent, unmistakable.

Moby Thesaurus

apparent, beholdable, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear-cut, comprehensible, conspicuous, crystal-clear, defined, definite, detectable, discernible, disclosed, distinct, explicit, exposed, exposed to view, express, glaring, hanging out, in evidence, in focus, in full view, in plain sight, in view, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, insight, manifest, naked, noticeable, observable, obvious, open, open to view, open-and-shut, outcropping, palpable, patent, perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, prominent, pronounced, recognizable, revealed, seeable, self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, showing, staring, straightforward, tangible, to be seen, unambiguous, unclouded, unconcealed, understandable, undisguised, unhidden, unmistakable, viewable, visible, visual, well-defined, well-marked, well-pronounced, well-resolved, witnessable


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