What does invisible mean?
Definitions for invisible
ɪnˈvɪz ə bəlin·vis·i·ble
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impossible or nearly impossible to see; imperceptible by the eye
"the invisible man"; "invisible rays"; "an invisible hinge"; "invisible mending"
not prominent or readily noticeable
"he pushed the string through an inconspicuous hole"; "the invisible man"
Hidden from the public; as, invisible transactions.
imperceptible to the mind; as, differences invisible to most observers.
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.
An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being.
A Rosicrucian; so called because avoiding declaration of his craft.
Unable to be seen; not visible.
That is ignored by a person.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
incapable of being seen; not perceptible by vision; not visible
an invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being
a Rosicrucian; -- so called because avoiding declaration of his craft
one of those (as in the 16th century) who denied the visibility of the church
Etymology: [F. invisible, L. invisibilis. See In- not, and Visible.]
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
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).
Song lyrics by invisible -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by invisible on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'invisible' in Adjectives Frequency: #875
The numerical value of invisible in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of invisible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of invisible in a Sentence
Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for insects as well as for the stars. Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.
How alive is thought, invisible, yet without thought there is no sight.
Often we overlook the millions of workers who are in invisible and essential occupations.
This is a landmark day for our city. Our toxic air is an invisible killer responsible for one of the biggest national health emergencies of our generation, the ULEZ is the centerpiece of our plans to clean up London's air -- the boldest plans of any city on the planet, and the eyes of the world are on us.
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Translations for invisible
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- غير مرئيّArabic
- invisibleCatalan, Valencian
- versteckt, unsichtbarGerman
- caché, invisibleFrench
- աննշմարելի, անտեսանելիArmenian
- בלתי נראהHebrew
- 見えない, 隠れる, 不可視, 潜在的, 透明, 無形, 隠然Japanese
- 보이지 않Korean
- invisus, invisibilisLatin
- neregima, neregimas, nematoma, nematomasLithuanian
- neredzama, neredzamsLatvian
- onzichtbaar, onzichtbareDutch
- niewidoczny, niewidzialnyPolish
- ascuns, invizibilRomanian
- கண்ணுக்கு தெரியாதTamil
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