1. Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight. -- Heb. iv. 13.
That which may be known of God is manifest in them. --Rom. i. 19.
Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. --Dryden.
2. Detected; convicted; -- with of. [R.]
Calistho there stood manifest of shame. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Open; clear; apparent; evident; visible; conspicuous; plain; obvious.
Usage: -- Manifest, Clear, Plain, Obvious, Evident. What is clear can be seen readily; what is obvious lies directly in our way, and necessarily arrests our attention; what is evident is seen so clearly as to remove doubt; what is manifest is very distinctly evident.
So clear, so shining, and so evident,
That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye. --Shak.
Entertained with solitude,
Where obvious duty erewhile appeared unsought. --Milton.
I saw, I saw him manifest in view,
His voice, his figure, and his gesture knew. --Dryden.
Man·i·fest, n.; pl. Manifests
1. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto. [Obs.]
2. A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse; as, to inspect the ship's manifest.
Man·i·fest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manifested p. pr. & vb. n. Manifesting.]
1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested. --Mark iv. 22.
Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not. --Shak.
2. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
Syn: -- To reveal; declare; evince; make known; disclose; discover; display.
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" [syn: apparent, evident, patent, plain]
n : a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or
v 1: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's
behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high
fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome
manifest a high level of architectural sophistication";
"This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness" [syn:
attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence]
2: record in a ship's manifest; "each passenger must be
3: reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost
manifests each year on the same day"