vis·i·ble /ˈvɪzəbəl/ 形容詞
1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper.
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Virtue made visible in outward grace. --Young.
2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous.
The factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before. --Clarendon.
Visible church Theol., the apparent church of Christ on earth; the whole body of professed believers in Christ, as contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church, consisting of sanctified persons.
Visible horizon. Same as Apparent horizon, under Apparent.
-- Vis*i*ble*ness, n. -- Vis*i*bly, adv.
adj 1: perceptible especially by the eye; or open to easy view; "a
visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible
in the distance"; "a visible change of expression";
"visible files" [syn: seeable] [ant: invisible]
2: obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression" [syn: obvious]
3: being often in the public eye; "a visible public figure"
4: present and easily available; "the cash on hand is adequate
for current needs"; "emergency police were on hand in case
of trouble"; "a visible supply"; "visible resources" [syn:
on hand(p), visible(a)]