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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say apparent in sign language?

  1. apparent

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. Steve Berry:

    When they came back at 2 a.m., both of them were down, it was apparent that life-saving measures would not be needed.

  2. Norman Podhoretz:

    Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with it apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.

  3. Pete Watt:

    Colin Firth bears a slightly closer resemblance to the heir-apparent than current favorite Ralph Fiennes, in addition, Firth's reputation of bringing a certain aristocratic feel to Colin Firth performances is likely to work in Colin Firth favor.

  4. Richard Leedham:

    Given their apparent internal knowledge, it seems unlikely that VW will be able to claim any insurance for product recall or for product liability cover, so they won't be able to pass on their losses, iNVESTOR'S NIGHTMARE.

  5. Cedric Alexander:

    That's becoming more and more apparent, we have already, as many departments have begun to do, look at how to expand our mental health training when we find it certainly necessary to do so. Because it appears that we're seeing more and more of these cases across the country in which police are engaging with those who appear to be in distress.

Images & Illustrations of apparent

  1. apparentapparentapparentapparentapparent

Popularity rank by frequency of use

apparent#1#6338#10000

Translations for apparent

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for apparent »

Translation

Find a translation for the apparent definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these apparent definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"apparent." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 11 Aug. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/apparent>.

Are we missing a good definition for apparent? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for apparent:


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.