What does manifest mean?

Definitions for manifestˈmæn əˌfɛst

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. manifest(adj)

    a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane

  2. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable(verb)

    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"

  3. attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence(verb)

    provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

    "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"

  4. manifest(verb)

    record in a ship's manifest

    "each passenger must be manifested"

  5. manifest(verb)

    reveal its presence or make an appearance

    "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"


  1. manifest(Noun)

    A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto or manifestation.

  2. manifest(Noun)

    A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.

  3. manifest(Noun)

    A file containing metadata describing other files.

  4. manifest(Verb)

    To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.

    His courage manifested itself via the look on his face.

  5. manifest(Verb)

    To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.

  6. manifest(Adjective)

    Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.

  7. manifest(Adjective)

    Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.

  8. manifest(Adjective)

    Detected; convicted.

    Calistho there stood manifest of shame. u2014Dryden.

  9. Origin: manifeste, from manifestus, manufestus, from manus + *festus, participle of *fendere "strike" (seen also in defendere, offendere, etc.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Manifest(adj)

    evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden

  2. Manifest(adj)

    detected; convicted; -- with of

  3. Manifest(adj)

    a public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto

  4. Manifest(adj)

    a list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse

  5. Manifest(verb)

    to show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit

  6. Manifest(verb)

    to exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse

  7. Origin: [Cf. F. manifeste. See Manifest, a., and cf. Manifesto.]


  1. Manifest

    An assembly manifest is a text file containing metadata about CLI assemblies. It describes the relationship and dependencies of the components in the assembly, versioning information, scope information and the security permissions required by the assembly. The manifest information embedded within an assembly can be viewed using IL Disassembler which is available as part of Microsoft Windows SDK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Manifest

    man′i-fest, adj. that may be easily seen by the eye or perceived by the mind: clear: apparent: evident.—v.t. to make clear or easily seen: to show plainly: to put beyond doubt: to reveal or declare.—n. an open or public statement: a list or invoice of a ship's cargo to be exhibited at the custom-house.—adjs. Manifest′able, Manifest′ible, that can be manifested or clearly shown.—n. Manifestā′tion, act of disclosing what is dark or secret: that by which something is manifested or shown: display: revelation.—adv. Man′ifestly.—n. Man′ifestness, state of being manifest. [Fr.,—L. manifestusmanus, the hand, -festus, pa.p. of obs. fendĕre, to dash against.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. manifest

    A document specifying in detail the passengers or items carried for a specific destination.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manifest in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manifest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Manifest kindness to embrace greatness.

  2. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    Manifest plainness,Embrace simplicity,Reduce selfishness,Have few desires.

  3. Lao Tzu:

    Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.

  4. William Feather:

    A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.

  5. Amit Ray:

    Come out of the don'ts and impossibles. Manifest your dream. Bloom your worth.

Images & Illustrations of manifest

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Translations for manifest

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • قائمةArabic
  • manifest, manifestarCatalan, Valencian
  • manifest, manifestieren, LadungslisteGerman
  • δηλωτικόGreek
  • manifestoEsperanto
  • manifiesto, evidente, sobordo, profesión de fe, proclamación, manifestar, mostrar, declaración, declaración de carga, revelarSpanish
  • ظاهرPersian
  • manifesti, ilmaista, ilmentymä, ilmeinen, luettelo, matkustajaluettelo, selvittää, rahtiluettelo, ilmetä, ilmoittaaFinnish
  • manifeste, profession de foi, mise au point, déclaration, coming out, bordereau, proclamationFrench
  • nyataIndonesian
  • manifestoItalian
  • מניפסטHebrew
  • 積荷目録, 宣言, 表明する, 明白な, 明らかなJapanese
  • whakatinanaMāori
  • manifest, vrachtlijst, manifesteren, vrachtbriefDutch
  • manifest, manifestere, åpenbarNorwegian
  • manifestPolish
  • manifesto, dar ao manifestoPortuguese
  • явный, проявлять, декларация, проявить, очевидный, проявляться, проявиться, манифестRussian
  • tydlig, uppenbarSwedish
  • வெளிப்படையானTamil
  • వ్యక్తము, గోచరము, విదితముTelugu
  • manifesto, gümrük bildirimiTurkish
  • کھلیUrdu
  • biểu hiệnVietnamese

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