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Apparent meaning

apparent - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
  2. 2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
  3. 3. Appearing to the eye or mind ( distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun.
  4. 4. An heir apparent.
  5. 5. Visible; evident; seeming.

apparent - examples of usage

  1. Quite apparent was the fact that the mother had been more beautiful than any of her daughters was ever likely to become.
  2. He hastened down- stairs and examined the doors and windows; all were exactly in the same state in which he had left them, and there was no apparent way by which any being could have entered and left the house without leaving some trace behind. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. The girl had acted as lady's maid; and it was beneath the blood of the Tibbets', who had lived on their own lands time out of mind, and owed reverence and thanks to nobody, to have the heir- apparent marry a servant! - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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