Definitions for visibleˈvɪz ə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•i•bleˈvɪz ə bəl(adj.)

  1. capable of being seen; perceptible to the eye.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. apparent; manifest; obvious:

    no visible means of support.

  3. being constantly or frequently in the public view; conspicuous.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. noting or pertaining to a system of keeping records or information that can be brought instantly to view:

    a visible index.

  5. available or accessible; already existing, as goods in a warehouse.

    Category: Economics, Business

  6. prepared for visual presentation.

Origin of visible:

1300–50; ME < L vīsibilis=vīs(us), ptp. of vidēre to see +-ibilis -ible


Princeton's WordNet

  1. visible, seeable(adj)

    capable of being seen; or open to easy view

    "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"

  2. visible(adj)

    obvious to the eye

    "a visible change of expression"

  3. visible(a)(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. visible(adjective)ˈvɪz ə bəl

    able to be seen

    an enormous structure that is visible from space

  2. visibleˈvɪz ə bəl

    easy to notice; = noticeable, obvious

    a visible improvement


  1. visible(Adjective)

    Able to be seen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Visible(adj)

    perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper

  2. Visible(adj)

    noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3257

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'visible' in Adjectives Frequency: #454

Translations for visible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


able to be seen

The house is visible through the trees; The scar on her face is scarcely visible now.

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