Definitions for evidentˈɛv ɪ dənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ev•i•dent*ˈɛv ɪ dənt(adj.)

  1. plain or clear to the sight or understanding.

* Syn: See apparent.

Origin of evident:

1350–1400; ME < L ēvident-, s. of ēvidēns=ē-e - +vidēns, prp. of vidēre to see


Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable(adj)

    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

    "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. discernible, evident, observable(adj)

    capable of being seen or noticed

    "a discernible change in attitude"; "a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript"; "an observable change in behavior"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. evident(adjective)ˈɛv ɪ dənt

    obvious or clear

    It was evident from her expression that she was upset.


  1. evident(Adjective)

    Obviously true by simple observation.

    It was evident she was angry, after she slammed the door.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evident(adj)

    clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment; as, the figure or color of a body is evident to the senses; the guilt of an offender can not always be made evident

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evident' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3599

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'evident' in Adjectives Frequency: #492

Translations for evident

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


clearly to be seen or understood

his evident satisfaction; It is evident that you have misunderstood me.

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