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. Arleen Leibowitz:

    It is hard to get people to agree to tax themselves to pay for a ` public good ’ which improves everyone’s health, but where attribution between cause and effect is less obvious.

  2. Dustin Johnston:

    A lot of errors that come through and come out of the ATM are very hard to notice, this is one of those really incredible errors that is immediately obvious. It's tactile, so if you're pulling [ money ] out and you're just counting it, you're probably gon na feel just the increased height of the sticker. And then of course the color just jumps out at you.

  3. Jerry Torre:

    The first obvious thing to do was clear the mansion of debris and garbage — there were days of it.

  4. Lisa De Jesús:

    How could it be possible that( documents say) it was related to the hurricane and still the government did not count him in the 64 ? It's obvious there were more than 64 deaths. If he was not counted, how many more were not counted ?

  5. Anne Hathaway:

    It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way. I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings, i tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That’s the truth and that’s what happened.

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