Definitions for obviousˈɒb vi əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•vi•ous*ˈɒb vi əs(adj.)

  1. easily seen, recognized, or understood; open to view or knowledge; evident.

  2. lacking in subtlety.

  3. Obs. being or standing in the way.

* Syn: See apparent.

Origin of obvious:

1580–90; < L obvius in the way =ob-ob-+-vius, adj. der. of via way

ob′vi•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. obvious(adj)

    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

    "obvious errors"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. obvious(adjective)ˈɒb vi əs

    easily noticed or understood; = clear

    It was obvious that they were in love.; an obvious mistake; the obvious answer to the problem

Wiktionary

  1. obvious(Adjective)

    Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.

  2. Origin: From obvius, from ob- + via.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obvious(adj)

    opposing; fronting

  2. Obvious(adj)

    exposed; subject; open; liable

  3. Obvious(adj)

    easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark

Freebase

  1. Obvious

    "Obvious" is the third single to be released from the American R&B singer LeToya's debut album LeToya. According to Billboard, due to LeToya's popularity and feedback from radio, the single had a 96% chance of becoming a hit, but due to the fusing of Capitol Records and Virgin Records, all funding for the album were frozen until the completion of the merger. In addition to LeToya, the merger affected other Capitol and Virgin Records artist such as Janet Jackson, Chingy, and Cherish, resulting in their respective singles getting no accompanying video or promotion.

CrunchBase

  1. Obvious

    The Obvious Corporation creates technology systems to facilitate the process of collaboration between people to improve the world. Obvious believes that technology has the power to affect individuals, organizations, and society if implemented the right way. After creating Twitter and Odeo, Obvious is being relaunched to bring the world more products that matter.Obvious Corp. was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1193

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1536

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Adjectives Frequency: #146


Translations for obvious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

obvious(adjective)

easily seen or understood; evident

It was obvious that she was ill; an obvious improvement.

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