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Meaning of APPARENT

Pronunciation:  u'parunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "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"
  2. [adj]  readily apparent to the eye; "angry for no apparent reason"; "had no visible means of support"

APPARENT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain, seeable, visible



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ap*par"ent\, a. [F. apparent, L. apparens, -entis, p.
    pr. of apparere. See {Appear}.]
    1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view;
       visible to the eye; within sight or view.
             The moon . . . apparent queen.        --Milton.
    2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident;
       obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
             It is apparent foul play.             --Shak.
    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.
             To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent
             friendship.                           --Macaulay.
             What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by
             astronomers called apparent magnitude. --Reid.
    {Apparent horizon}, the circle which in a level plain bounds
       our view, and is formed by the apparent meeting of the
       earth and heavens, as distinguished from the rational
    {Apparent time}. See {Time}.
    {Heir apparent} (Law), one whose to an estate is indefeasible
       if he survives the ancestor; -- in distinction from
       presumptive heir. See {Presumptive}.
    Syn: Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain;
         evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious.
  2. \Ap*par"ent\, n.
    An heir apparent. [Obs.]
          I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown.
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