What does obvious mean?

Definitions for obvious
ˈɒb vi əsob·vi·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obvious(adj)

    easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

    "obvious errors"

Wiktionary

  1. obvious(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From obvius, from ob- + via.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obvious(adj)

    opposing; fronting

  2. Obvious(adj)

    exposed; subject; open; liable

  3. Obvious(adj)

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce obvious?

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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. Emeasoba George:

    Countless books have been written and published already by numerous authors, more books are being written and published presently somewhere and many more books will be written and published subsequently. As a matter of fact, Bill Gates has written and published insightful books, as well John C. Maxwell has written and published many worth reading books, Og Mandino wrote and published inspirational books, Les Brown has written and published motivational books, Zig Ziglar wrote and published many profound books, Maya Angelou wrote and published life-changing books, Chidi Okoroafor has equally written and published several books of wisdom, also Enoch Adeboye has written and published wonderful books, Uma Ukpai has written and published inspiring books, undoubtedly David Oyedepo has written and published great books, W.F Kumuyi has written and published mind-blowing books, Chris Oyakhilome has written and published thoughtful books, similarly Myles Munroe wrote and published amazing books, Chinua Achebe wrote and published sagacious books, Wole Soyinka has written and published interesting books just like David Abioye who has also written and published thought-provoking books among other enormous books and their authors who are numerous for me to mention their names right here and right now. But above all, the scripture (Bible) is the greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. And mark my words, it will ever remain the greatest book of all time. Yes! because unlike every other book, the scripture (Bible) is God-breathed (it is given or written by divine inspiration) Scripture Reference 2nd Timothy 3:16. Besides that, it is historic, historical, mystical (it has spiritual significance) and authoritative in nature, it equally contains incomparable guidelines for moral behaviour and belief (it is an embodiment of past or ancient wars and (the aftermaths), histories, cultures, norms, traditions, values, lifestyles and genealogical records). Moreover, it is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. In other words, the scripture (Bible) is nothing else but a typical and perfect example of a book saturated with uncommon and unprecedented inspirations, motivations, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement and hope for the hopeless. Now, that's why the scripture (Bible) is ever worth reading over and over again, regardless of one's religion. Most interestingly, the scripture (Bible) has been written and published already in nearly all the languages of the world. That is to say, billions of copies have been published and sold globally already, more copies are being published and sold presently and many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In fact, unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism) the scripture (Bible) has been read by the world as a whole and you can bet your bottom dollar, it (the Bible) will surely be read by the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). Anyway, at this juncture I guess you should concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time. However, if you still don't concur with me, then it is obvious or rather I put it to you that you have not yet taken your time to read the scriptures (Bible) thoroughly. Nevertheless, you have to take your time in order to thoroughly read and discover the uniqueness and extraordinariness of the scriptures (Bible). For, once you have done just that, you will surely and eventually concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time, QED. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Colleen McDaniel:

    Sailing in the Caribbean during hurricane season might not seem like an obvious choice, but it actually can be a great time to visit, you just have to be flexible about itinerary changes.

  3. Craig Moffett:

    Sprint used the comical tagline : We're almost as good for less money, and almost as good is, for obvious reasons, not a terribly compelling value proposition.

  4. Euan Graham:

    As a defense partner, you need assets. It is no good saying that you uphold the international rules-based order, you need something that will be useful for Australia and the United States, the most obvious way is to have the same system, the P-8.

  5. 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.

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