apparent

  • 1 apparent — apparent, ente [ aparɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • aparant 1155; p. prés. de apparoir 1 ♦ Qui apparaît, se montre clairement aux yeux. ⇒ ostensible, visible. Porter un insigne d une manière apparente. Grossesse peu apparente. C est très apparent (cf. Cela se… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 apparent — ap·par·ent adj 1: capable of being easily seen, perceived, or discovered apparent defects apparent ambiguity 2: having a right to succeed to a title or estate that cannot be defeated 3: appearing to one s senses and esp. one s vision or to one s… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 apparent — apparent, ente (a pa ran, ran t ) adj. 1°   Visible, évident, manifeste. Des vices apparents. Bourgeon bien apparent. •   Apparent et croyable attentat, ROTR. Bélis. IV, 1. •   Il est apparent qu ils [M. le duc du Maine et Mme de Maintenon]… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 Apparent — Ap*par ent, a. [F. apparent, L. apparens, entis, p. pr. of apparere. See {Appear}.] 1. Capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view. [1913 Webster] The moon . . . apparent queen. Milton. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 apparent — APPARENT, ENTE. adj. Qui est visible, évident, manifeste. On dit qu il est riche en argent; mais de bien apparent on ne lui en voit point. Il n a aucun bien apparent sur lequel on puisse asseoir une hypothèque. Son droit est apparent, très… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 6 apparent — 1 *evident, manifest, patent, distinct, obvious, palpable, plain, clear Analogous words: discernible, noticeable (see corresponding verbs at SEE): *perceptible, ponderable, tangible, appreciable Antonyms: unintelligible Contrasted words: *obscure …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 apparent — Apparent, [appar]ente. adj. v. Qui est visible, évident, manifeste. Cet homme a beaucoup de bien apparent. son droit est apparent. Il signifie aussi, Qui paroist beaucoup, qui est notable, considerable entre les autres. Il s adressa au plus… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 Apparent — Ap*par ent, n. An heir apparent. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I ll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the crown. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 apparent — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. aparant evident, obvious, visible, from L. apparentem (nom. apparens) visible, manifest, prp. of apparere (see APPEAR (Cf. appear)). First attested in phrase heir apparent (see HEIR (Cf. heir)). Meaning superficial is …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 apparent — [adj1] seeming, not proven real credible, illusive, illusory, likely, ostensible, outward, plausible, possible, probable, semblant, specious, superficial, supposed, suppositious; concepts 552,582 Ant. doubtful, dubious, equivocal, hidden,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 apparent — [ə per′ənt, əpar′ənt] adj. [ME aparaunt < OFr aparant < L apparens, prp. of apparere, APPEAR] 1. readily seen; visible 2. readily understood or perceived; evident; obvious 3. appearing (but not necessarily) real or true; seeming: See also… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Apparent — (v. lat.), anscheinend, offenbar …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 apparent — is normally pronounced with short a (as in bat); pronunciation as in parent, though once dominant, is only occasionally heard …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 apparent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly seen or understood; obvious. 2) seeming real, but not necessarily so. DERIVATIVES apparently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin apparere appear …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 apparent — ap|par|ent [ ə perənt ] adjective *** 1. ) easy to see or understand: OBVIOUS: apparent from: The children s poor health was apparent from their physical appearance. it becomes apparent that: It soon became apparent that the two women knew each… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 apparent */*/*/ — UK [əˈpærənt] / US [əˈperənt] adjective 1) easy to see or understand apparent to: It should be apparent to anyone that the letter was written by a child. apparent from: The children s poor health was apparent from their physical appearance. it… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 APPARENT — ENTE. adj. Qui est visible, évident, manifeste. Se placer à l endroit le plus apparent. Il y a des procédés pour rendre plus apparente l écriture des vieux manuscrits. Ce manque de régularité est peu apparent, est très apparent. On dit qu il est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 apparent — ap|par|ent W2 [əˈpærənt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin, present participle of apparere; APPEAR] 1.) easy to notice = ↑obvious it is apparent (that) ▪ It soon became apparent that we had a major problem. it is apparent from sth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 apparent — apparently, adv. apparentness, n. /euh par euhnt, euh pair /, adj. 1. readily seen; exposed to sight; open to view; visible: The crack in the wall was readily apparent. 2. capable of being easily perceived or understood; plain or clear; obvious:… …

    Universalium

  • 20 apparent — adj. 1) clearly; increasingly apparent 2) apparent to 3) apparent that + clause (it was apparent to all that he was guilty) * * * [ə pærənt] increasingly apparent clearly apparent to apparent that + clause (it was apparent to all that he was… …

    Combinatory dictionary