1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turn
My obvious breast. --Milton.
2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] “Obvious to dispute.”
3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye. --Pope.
Syn: -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
-- Ob*vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob*vi*ous-ness, n.
adj 1: easily perceived or understood; "obvious errors" [ant: unobvious]
2: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "a
perceptible sense of expectation in the court"; "an
obvious (or palpable) lie" [syn: perceptible]
3: obvious to the eye or mind; "a tower conspicuous at a great
distance"; "wore conspicuous neckties"; "made herself
conspicuous by her exhibitionistic preening" [syn: conspicuous]
4: obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression" [syn: visible]