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Definitions for invisible
ɪnˈvɪz ə bəlin·vis·i·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invisible, unseeableadjective

    impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye

    "the invisible man"; "invisible rays"; "an invisible hinge"; "invisible mending"

  2. inconspicuous, invisibleadjective

    not prominent or readily noticeable

    "he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man"


  1. Invisibleadjective

    Hidden from the public; as, invisible transactions.

  2. Invisibleadjective

    imperceptible to the mind; as, differences invisible to most observers.

  3. Invisibleadjective

    Incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible. Specifically: (a) Not visible due to an inherent property, such as lack of color; as, the invisible air; invisible ink; (b) hidden from view; out of sight; (c) Not perceptible due to lack of light; (d) Too small or too distant to be perceived; as, people on the ground invisible at cruising altitude.


  1. invisiblenoun

    An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being.

  2. invisiblenoun

    A Rosicrucian; so called because avoiding declaration of his craft.

  3. invisibleadjective

    Unable to be seen; not visible.

  4. invisibleadjective

    That is ignored by a person.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. INVISIBLEadjective

    Not perceptible by the sight; not to be seen.

    Etymology: invisible, Fr. invisibilis, Latin.

    He was invisible that hurt me so;
    And none invisible, but spirits, can go. Philip Sidney.

    The threaden sails,
    Borne with th' invisible and creeping wind,
    Drew the huge bottoms to the furrow'd sea. William Shakespeare, H. V.

    'Tis wonderful,
    That an invisible instinct should frame them
    To loyalty unlearn'd, honour untaught,
    Civility not seen from others. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    To us invisible, or dimly seen,
    In these thy lowest works. John Milton.

    He that believes a God, believes such a being as hath all perfections; among which this is one, that he is a spirit, and consequently that he is invisible, and cannot be seen. John Tillotson.

    It seems easier to make one's self invisible to others, than to make another's thoughts visible to me, which are not visible to himself. John Locke.


  1. invisible

    Invisibility is the state of an object that cannot be seen. An object in this state is said to be invisible (literally, "not visible"). The phenomenon is studied by physics and perceptual psychology. Since objects can be seen by light in the visible spectrum from a source reflecting off their surfaces and hitting the viewer's eye, the most natural form of invisibility (whether real or fictional) is an object that neither reflects nor absorbs light (that is, it allows light to pass through it). This is known as transparency, and is seen in many naturally occurring materials (although no naturally occurring material is 100% transparent). Invisibility perception depends on several optical and visual factors. For example, invisibility depends on the eyes of the observer and/or the instruments used. Thus an object can be classified as "invisible to" a person, animal, instrument, etc. In research on sensorial perception it has been shown that invisibility is perceived in cycles.Invisibility is often considered to be the supreme form of camouflage, as it does not reveal to the viewer any kind of vital signs, visual effects, or any frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum detectable to the human eye, instead making use of radio, infrared or ultraviolet wavelengths. In illusion optics, invisibility is a special case of illusion effects: the illusion of free space. The term is often used in fantasy and science fiction, where objects cannot be seen by means of magic or hypothetical technology.


  1. invisible

    Invisible means unable to be seen; not visible to the naked eye. This can either be due to inherent characteristics or through certain techniques or technologies that render something hidden from sight.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invisibleadjective

    incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible

  2. Invisiblenoun

    an invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being

  3. Invisiblenoun

    a Rosicrucian; -- so called because avoiding declaration of his craft

  4. Invisiblenoun

    one of those (as in the 16th century) who denied the visibility of the church

  5. Etymology: [F. invisible, L. invisibilis. See In- not, and Visible.]


  1. Invisible

    Invisible is La Ley's fourth album. It is often considered their best record, and is their second best selling album. The album reunites La Ley again with Rodrigo Aboitiz and invites a new member, Pedro Furgone, after the death of founder Andres Bobe. The album begins the dark era of La Ley. It was also La Ley's first album to have a song completely in French. The album contains the number one hits "El Duelo", "Día Cero", and "Cielo Market".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invisible

    in-viz′i-bl, adj. not visible or capable of being seen—(Shak.) Invised′.—ns. Invisibil′ity, Invis′ibleness.—adv. Invis′ibly.—Invisible Church (see Visible); Invisible green, a shade of green so dark as to be almost black; Invisible ink (see Ink).

Editors Contribution

  1. invisiblenoun

    Motion within a period of time remaining undetected and unable to be perceived or noticed by the necked eye at all. 1.) Concealed from sight; hidden. Treated as if unable to be seen, ignored or not taken into consideration. 2.) Earnings that a country makes from the sale of services or other items not constituting tangible commodities.

    To exist invisible is very divined in my eyes.

    Etymology: Transparent

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on November 25, 2023  

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invisible' in Adjectives Frequency: #875

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invisible in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invisible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of invisible in a Sentence

  1. Yair Lapid:

    The operational arena in the invisible dome above us is built on defensive capabilities and offensive capabilities, and what the foreign media tends to call' other capabilities.' These other capabilities keep us alive and will keep us alive so long as we and our children are here.

  2. Marcus Skinner:

    Older people are particularly vulnerable when disaster strikes, but they are often invisible to those providing aid.

  3. Aaron Balcom:

    Common sense dictates that I can not literally vanish a half million square foot monument. But it is conceivable that I can, for a short period of time, cause that monument to appear invisible to our audience.

  4. Marianne Williamson:

    Charisma is a sparkle in people that money can’t buy. It’s an invisible energy with visible effects.

  5. Shailene Woodley:

    It spun me out for a while. You feel so incredibly isolated and alone. unless someone can see that you have a broken arm for a broken leg, it’s really difficult for people to relate to the pain that you’re experiencing when it’s a silent, quiet and invisible pain.

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