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Definitions for obvious
ˈɒb vi əsob·vi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obviousadjective

    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

    "obvious errors"

Wiktionary

  1. obviousadjective

    Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.

  2. Etymology: From obvius, from ob- + via.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. OBVIOUSadjective

    Etymology: obvius, Latin.

    To the evil turn
    My obvious breast; arming to overcome
    By suffering, and earn rest from labour won. John Milton.

    Whether such room in nature unpossest
    Only to shine, yet scarce to contribute
    Each orb a glimpse of light, convey’d so far
    Down to this habitable, which returns
    Light back to them, is obvious to dispute. John Milton.

    Why was the sight
    To such a tender ball as th’ eye confin’d,
    So obvious and so easy to be quench’d? John Milton.

    Entertain’d with solitude,
    Where obvious duty ere while appear’d unsought. John Milton.

    They are such lights as are only obvious to every man of sense, who loves poetry and understands it. Dryden.

    I am apt to think many words difficult or obscure, which are obvious to scholars. Jonathan Swift.

    These sentiments, whether they be impressed on the soul, or arise as obvious reflections of our reason, I call natural, because they have been found in all ages. John Rogers.

    All the great lines of our duty are clear and obvious; the extent of it understood, the obligation acknowledged, and the wisdom of complying with it freely confessed. John Rogers.

Wikipedia

  1. Obvious

    Obvious is the third single to be released from the American R&B singer LeToyas debut album LeToya. According to Billboard, due to LeToya's popularity and feedback from radio, the single had a 96% chance of becoming a hit, but due to the fusing of Capitol Records and Virgin Records, all funding for the album were frozen until the completion of the merger. In addition to LeToya, the merger affected other Capitol and Virgin Records artist such as Janet Jackson, Chingy, and Cherish, resulting in their respective singles getting no accompanying video or promotion.

ChatGPT

  1. obvious

    Obvious is an adjective referring to something that is easily perceived or understood; clear, self-evident, or apparent. It implies that the facts, truth, or clarity of something is immediately recognizable and leaves no room for doubt or confusion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obviousadjective

    opposing; fronting

  2. Obviousadjective

    exposed; subject; open; liable

  3. Obviousadjective

    easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark

Wikidata

  1. Obvious

    "Obvious" is the third single to be released from the American R&B singer LeToya's debut album LeToya. According to Billboard, due to LeToya's popularity and feedback from radio, the single had a 96% chance of becoming a hit, but due to the fusing of Capitol Records and Virgin Records, all funding for the album were frozen until the completion of the merger. In addition to LeToya, the merger affected other Capitol and Virgin Records artist such as Janet Jackson, Chingy, and Cherish, resulting in their respective singles getting no accompanying video or promotion.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Obvious

    ob′vi-us, adj. meeting one in the way: easily discovered or understood: evident.—adv. Ob′viously.—n. Ob′viousness. [L. obvius.]

CrunchBase

  1. Obvious

    The Obvious Corporation creates technology systems to facilitate the process of collaboration between people to improve the world. Obvious believes that technology has the power to affect individuals, organizations, and society if implemented the right way. After creating Twitter and Odeo, Obvious is being relaunched to bring the world more products that matter.Obvious Corp. was founded in 2006 and is based in San Francisco, California.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1193

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1536

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obvious' in Adjectives Frequency: #146

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obvious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obvious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of obvious in a Sentence

  1. Ahmet Davutoglu:

    It is obvious that (the PKK) is implementing methods to destabilize cities in Turkey. In this regard, Cizre is a critical town, situated so close to the border, exploitable for weapons and terrorists to cross.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    It's pretty obvious we were not able, in the House, to pass a replacement. Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place, and I think we are just going to have to see how that works out, we believe it will not work out well, but we'll see. They have an opportunity now to have the status quo, regretfully.

  3. Scott Peeples:

    The obvious consequence of failing to make a budget is the increased probability of running out of resources to meet your objective-, like ending up with a half-built house, track your cash flow and adjust your budgets every quarter. Learn from the numbers.

  4. Max Rose:

    There's definitely a causal relationship to this and the stats do not lie, emerging in New York, particularly over the last year, there is a revolving door, a culture of criminality without consequence, some of which I think is undeniably tied to this bail law. And what's shocking about this is that this solution is so obvious. We need to give judges discretion to actually make decisions pending to the individual case, particularly as it pertains to these individuals who keep on committing crimes. It's my belief that we should be listening to law enforcement officials on the ground.

  5. Brent Coon:

    But this is a case of public import for all the reasons that are obvious.

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