1. easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
; - Example: "obvious errors"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Obvious \Ob"vi*ous\, a. [L. obvius; ob (see Ob-) + via way.
1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turn
My obvious breast. --Milton.
2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] "Obvious to
3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived
by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as,
an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye. --Pope.
Syn: Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
[1913 Webster] -- Ob"vi*ous*ly, adv. --
[1913 Webster] Obvolute
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind;
"obvious errors" [ant: unobvious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "obvious":
apparent, bald, clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear-cut,
conspicuous, crystal-clear, defined, definite, direct, discernible,
distinct, evident, explicit, express, glaring, in focus,
indisputable, indubitable, manifest, noticeable, observable, open,
open-and-shut, ostensible, overt, palpable, patent, perceivable,
perceptible, perspicuous, plain, plain as day, prominent,
pronounced, seeable, self-evident, self-explaining,
self-explanatory, simple, staring, straightforward, tangible,
to be seen, unambiguous, unconcealed, undeniable, unequivocal,
unhidden, unmistakable, unsubtle, visible, well-defined,
well-marked, well-pronounced, well-resolved