Definitions for obviousˈɒb vi əs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ob•vi•ous*ˈɒb vi əs(adj.)
easily seen, recognized, or understood; open to view or knowledge; evident.
lacking in subtlety.
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
easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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
Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.
Origin: From obvius, from ob- + via.
exposed; subject; open; liable
easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark
Translations for obvious
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
easily seen or understood; evident
It was obvious that she was ill; an obvious improvement.
- óbvioPortuguese (BR)
- zřejmý, očividnýCzech
- προφανής, ολοφάνεροςGreek
- evidente, obvioSpanish
- واضح؛ بدیهیFarsi
- स्पष्ट, प्रकटHindi
- očigledan, očitCroatian
- ovvio, evidenteItalian
- aiškus, akivaizdusLithuanian
- acīm redzams; nepārprotamsLatvian
- åpenbar, tydeligNorwegian
- واضح؛ بدیهیPersian
- явный; очевидныйRussian
- tydlig, uppenbarSwedish
- belli, açıkTurkish
- 明顯的Chinese (Trad.)
- очевидний, явнийUkrainian
- ظاپر، واضحUrdu
- rõ ràngVietnamese
- 明显的Chinese (Simp.)
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