What does apparently mean?

Definitions for apparently

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apparently, seemingly, ostensibly, on the face of itadverb

    from appearances alone

    "irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land"; "the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned"; "had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it"-Thomas Hardy; "on the face of it the problem seems minor"

  2. obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plainadverb

    unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')

    "the answer is obviously wrong"; "she was in bed and evidently in great pain"; "he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"; "it is all patently nonsense"; "she has apparently been living here for some time"; "I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"; "You are plainly wrong"; "he is plain stubborn"


  1. apparentlyadverb

    Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently.

  2. apparentlyadverb

    Seemingly; in appearance only.

    A man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart.

  3. apparentlyadverb

    According to what the speaker has read or been told.

    Apparently you are quite a good dancer.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Apparentlyadverb

    Evidently; openly.

    Etymology: from apparent.

    Arrest him, officer;
    I would not spare my brother in this case,
    If he should scorn me so apparently. William Shakespeare, Comedy of Err.

    Vices apparently tend to the impairing of mens health. John Tillotson.


  1. Apparently

    Apparently is a song by North Carolina rapper J. Cole, released on December 9, 2014 as the lead single from his third studio album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The song samples "La Morte Dell'ermina" by Filippo Trecca, and was produced by J. Cole. The song has since peaked at number 58 and 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, respectively. The song was nominated for Best Rap Performance for the 2016 Grammys.


  1. apparently

    Apparently is an adverb that is used to describe something that seems to be true based on the evidence or information available, although it is not completely known or confirmed. It indicates a belief or perception based on what appears to be the case or what is ostensibly known or understood.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apparentlyadverb


  2. Apparentlyadverb

    plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently

  3. Apparentlyadverb

    seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparently' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1399

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparently' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1034

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'apparently' in Adverbs Frequency: #123

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparently in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apparently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of apparently in a Sentence

  1. Van Nest:

    They want all the credit for Android's success, and apparently billions of dollars in damages, but the evidence isn't going to support that.

  2. George Carlin:

    Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

  3. Karl Turner:

    It is difficult to get certain things in Egypt apparently so she'd taken talcum powder, shaving gel and razorblades and all sorts of things, Karl Turner told the BBC. Clearly, [ she was ] very, very nave. The family describe Laura to me as somebody who is very nave.

  4. Frank Fahrenkopf:

    Steve is a man of great integrity, okay? i dont know this question about whether he tweeted something out or not, I do know, and youll probably pick up on it in a minute, that he was hacked ...Apparently, theres something now thats been on television and the radio saying that he talked to Scaramucci ...He was hacked. It didnt happen.

  5. Jeffrey McCall:

    Sure, it's New Year's Eve and some lighthearted revelry is in order, but the Cohen outburst just didn't belong on the once-proud cable channel.And once Cohen's rant took off, nobody in the production center apparently had enough sense to cut his microphone or switch to another shot, when you let the hosts get out of control, the channel should expect some out of control content.

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  • ظاهرًا, على ما يبدوArabic
  • সাধারণভাবেBengali
  • aparentmentCatalan, Valencian
  • zjevně, patrně, zřejměCzech
  • efter sigende, åbenbart, tilsyneladendeDanish
  • offensichtlich, augenscheinlich, dem Anschein nach, anscheinend, vorgeblich, offenbar, angeblich, scheinbarGerman
  • προφανώςGreek
  • verŝajne, ŝajneEsperanto
  • supuestamente, según parece, obviamente, evidentemente, presuntamente, al parecer, por lo visto, aparentementeSpanish
  • bideBasque
  • näennäisesti, näennäisen, ilmeisestiFinnish
  • évidemment, apparemmentFrench
  • is cosúil goIrish
  • a rèir coltaisScottish Gaelic
  • כנראהHebrew
  • जाहिरा तौर परHindi
  • tampaknyaIndonesian
  • apparentemente, evidentementeItalian
  • 明白に, そう, 思しい, らしい, 一見, ([[どうやら]])…[[らしい]], 明らかJapanese
  • redzami, acīmredzot, redzams, šķietamiLatvian
  • ogenschijnlijk, duidelijk, naar het schijnt, kennelijk, schijnbaar, blijkbaarDutch
  • tilsynelatendeNorwegian
  • haniiNavajo, Navaho
  • najwyraźniejPolish
  • aparentemente, evidentemente, claramente, supostamentePortuguese
  • по-видимому, очевидно, казалось быRussian
  • prividno, изгледа да, привидно, izgleda daSerbo-Croatian
  • zjavne, očividne, zdanlivo, údajne, evidentne, zrejmeSlovak
  • uppenbarligen, tydligenSwedish
  • anlaşılan, görünüşe göre, besbelliTurkish
  • بظاہرUrdu
  • hình nhưVietnamese

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