What does apparent mean?

Definitions for apparent
əˈpær ənt, əˈpɛər-ap·par·ent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word apparent.

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. apparent(a), ostensible, seeming(a)(adj)

    appearing as such but not necessarily so

    "for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"; "the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"; "the ostensible truth of their theories"; "his seeming honesty"

Wiktionary

  1. apparent(Adjective)

    Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.

    Etymology: From apparent, in turn from apparens/apparentis, present participle of appareo.

  2. apparent(Adjective)

    Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.

    Etymology: From apparent, in turn from apparens/apparentis, present participle of appareo.

  3. apparent(Adjective)

    Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming.

    Etymology: From apparent, in turn from apparens/apparentis, present participle of appareo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apparent(adj)

    capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view

  2. Apparent(adj)

    clear or manifest to the understanding; plain; evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable

  3. Apparent(adj)

    appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming; as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun

  4. Apparent(noun)

    an heir apparent

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Apparent

    ap-pār′ent, adj. that may be seen: evident: palpable: seeming, as opposed to what really is: (Shak.) by ellipsis for heir-apparent.—adv. Appar′ently.—ns. Appar′entness; Heir′-appar′ent, applied to one who will undoubtedly inherit if he survives the present possessor. [Through Fr. from L. apparent-em, apparē-re.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. apparent

    In appearance, as visible to the eye, or evident to the mind, which in the case of astronomical motions, distances, altitudes, and magnitudes, will be found to differ materially from their real state, and require correcting to find the true place.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1889

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparent' in Adjectives Frequency: #257

How to pronounce apparent?

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How to say apparent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of apparent in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    The trouble with kingdoms of heaven on earth is that they're liable to come to pass, and then their fraudulence is apparent for all to see. We need a kingdom of heaven in Heaven, if only because it can't be realized.

  2. Gene Ryan:

    Let me begin by stating how appalled and frustrated we are at this morning's events. .... We are disappointed in the apparent rush to judgment given the fact that the investigation into this matter has not been concluded, our officers, like every other American, are entitled to due process.

  3. Luke Davies:

    Joseph Heller was very prophetic and this has become more apparent as we move more deeply into this age of anxiety and absurdity, the novel is filled with crazy older men who are delusionally invested in the sense of their own glory and importance, and who are comically clueless. We have one of those guys in the White House right now, so it feels way more relevant even than it was a couple of years ago.

  4. Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene:

    We watched the video, and it's an apparent suicide.

  5. Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen:

    It's been apparent what the city of Sturgis can do, we can not stop people from coming.

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Translations for apparent

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  • відаво́чныBelarusian
  • привиден, очевиден, видим, явен, забележимBulgarian
  • aparentCatalan, Valencian
  • zdánlivý, viditelný, očividný, zjevnýCzech
  • offensichtlich, offenbarGerman
  • ŝajnaEsperanto
  • claro, visible, ostensible, evidente, aparente, manifiestoSpanish
  • ظاهرPersian
  • ilmeinen, silminnähtävä, näkyvä, näennäinen, selväFinnish
  • apparente, apparent, évident, criante, criant, évidente, manifeste, visibleFrench
  • follasach, dealramhach, soiléirIrish
  • látszólagos, nyilvánvaló, láthatóHungarian
  • nyataIndonesian
  • 明白, 瞭然, 見える, 明瞭, 明確Japanese
  • redzams, skaidrsLatvian
  • duidelijk, klaarblijkelijk, klaar, ogenschijnlijk, evidentDutch
  • widoczny, pozorny, oczywistyPolish
  • څرګند, ښکارهPashto, Pushto
  • visível, aparente, claro, evidente, manifestoPortuguese
  • manifest, clar, vădit, evidentRomanian
  • очевидный, видимый, кажущийся, явныйRussian
  • očíten, videnSlovene
  • வெளிப்படையானTamil
  • స్పష్టమైనTelugu
  • я́вний, очеви́днийUkrainian
  • 明顯的Chinese

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