ETYM French apparent, Latin apparens, -entis, p. pr. of apparere. Related to Appear.
1. Clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; SYN. evident, manifest, patent, plain.
2. Readily apparent to the eye.
3. Appearing as such but not necessarily so; SYN. ostensible, seeming.
ETYM Old Eng. bar, bare, AS. baer; akin to Dutch and German baar, Old High Germ. par, Icel. berr, Swed. and Dan. bar, Old Slav. bosu barefoot, Lith. basas; cf. Skr. bhâs to shine.
1. Completely unclothed; SYN. au naturel, naked, nude.
2. Denuded of leaves.
3. Apart from anything else; without additions or modifications; SYN. mere, simple.
4. Having extraneous everything removed including contents; SYN. stripped.
5. Just barely adequate or within a lower limit; SYN. marginal.
6. Lacking a surface finish such as paint; SYN. unfinished.
7. Lacking in amplitude or quantity; SYN. scanty, spare.
8. Providing no shelter or sustenance; SYN. barren, bleak, desolate, stark.
9. Showing ground without the usual covering of grass.
1. Free from flaw or blemish or impurity
2. Affording free passage or view; SYN. free, open.
3. Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible; SYN. clean-cut, clear-cut.
4. Clear to the mind
5. Easily deciphered; SYN. decipherable, readable.
6. Characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts; especially e.g. guilt
7. Characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving; SYN. percipient.
8. (Meteorology) Free from clouds or mist or haze
9. Of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne
10. Free from confusion or doubt
11. Free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through
12. (Especially of a title) Unencumbered, in a legal sense; SYN. unmortgaged.
13. Clear of charges or deductions
14. Free from contact or proximity or connection
ETYM French manifeste, Latin manifestus, lit., struck by the hand, hence, palpable; manus hand + fendere (in comp.) to strike. Related to Manual, and Defend.
Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; obvious.
ETYM as. nacod; akin to Dutch naakt, German nackt, Old High Germ. nacchot, nahhot, Icel. nökvithr, nakinn, Swed. naken, Dan. nögen, Goth. naqaths, Lith. nugas, Russ. nagii, Latin nudus, Skr. nagna. Related to Nude.
1. Having no protecting or concealing cover; SYN. defenseless.
2. Devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; SYN. raw.
3. (Of the eye or ear e.g.) Without the aid of an optical or acoustical device or instrument; SYN. unaided.
ETYM Latin obvius; ob (see Ob-) + via way. Related to Voyage.
1. Easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; SYN. perceptible.
2. Easily perceived or understood.
3. Obvious to the eye; SYN. visible.
ETYM Latin ocularis, ocularius, from oculus the eye: cf.French oculaire. Related to Eye, Antler, Inveigle.
1. Able to be seen;SYN. visual.
2. Of or relating to or resembling the eye; SYN. optic, optical, opthalmic.
3. Relating to or using sight; SYN. optic, optical, visual.
4. Pertaining to eyes; visual.
ETYM French palpable, Latin palpabilis, from palpare to feel, stroke; cf. palpus the soft palm of the hand.
1. Capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt; SYN. tangible.
2. (Medicine) Can be felt by palpation.
3. Tangible; provable; obvious.
ETYM Latin patens, -entis, p. pr. of patere to be open: cf. French patent. Related to Fathom.
1. Evident; apparent; unconcealed; manifest; public; conspicuous.
2. Open to public perusal; -- said of a document conferring some right or privilege.
3. Appropriated or protected by letters patent; secured by official authority to the exclusive possession, control, and disposal of some person or party; patented.
ETYM Old Eng. shere, skere, pure, bright.
1. Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.
2. Very thin or transparent; -- applied to fabrics.
3. Being thoroughly what it seems to be; mere; downright.
4. Straight up and down; vertical; perpendicular.