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English Dictionary: manifest by the DICT Development Group
4 results for manifest
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view"
    Synonym(s): apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable
  1. a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  1. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness"
    Synonym(s): attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence
  2. record in a ship's manifest; "each passenger must be manifested"
  3. reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Manifest \Man"i*fest\, a. [F. manifeste, L. manifestus, lit.,
      struck by the hand, hence, palpable; manus hand + fendere (in
      comp.) to strike. See {Manual}, and {Defend}.]
      1. Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent;
            distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding;
            apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not
            obscure or hidden.
                     Neither is there any creature that is not manifest
                     in his sight.                                    -- Heb. iv.
                     That which may be known of God is manifest in them.
                                                                              --Rom. i. 19.
                     Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. --Dryden.
      2. Detected; convicted; -- with of. [R.]
                     Calistho there stood manifest of shame. --Dryden.
      Syn: Open; clear; apparent; evident; visible; conspicuous;
               plain; obvious.
      Usage: {Manifest}, {Clear}, {Plain}, {Obvious}, {Evident}.
                  What is clear can be seen readily; what is obvious
                  lies directly in our way, and necessarily arrests our
                  attention; what isevident is seen so clearly as to
                  remove doubt; what is manifest is very distinctly
                           So clear, so shining, and so evident, That it
                           will glimmer through a blind man's eye. --Shak.
                           Entertained with solitude, Where obvious duty
                           er[?]while appeared unsought.      --Milton.
                           I saw, I saw him manifest in view, His voice,
                           his figure, and his gesture knew. --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Manifest \Man"i*fest\, n.; pl. {Manifests}. [Cf. F. manifeste.
      See {Manifest}, a., and cf. {Manifesto}.]
      1. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See
            {Manifesto}. [Obs.]
      2. A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a
            description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of
            goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Manifest \Man"i*fest\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manifested}; p. pr.
      & vb. n. {Manifesting}.]
      1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually
            to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display;
            to exhibit.
                     There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested.
                                                                              --Mark iv. 22.
                     Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not. --Shak.
      2. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to
            declare at the customhouse.
      Syn: To reveal; declare; evince; make known; disclose;
               discover; display.
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