1. [syn: visible, seeable]
2. obvious to the eye;
- Example: "a visible change of expression"
3. present and easily available;
- Example: "the cash on hand is adequate for current needs"
- Example: "emergency police were on hand in case of trouble"
- Example: "a visible supply"
- Example: "visible resources"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Visible \Vis"i*ble\, a. [L. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to
see: cf. F. visible. See Vision.]
1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen;
perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot
is visible on white paper.
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible
and invisible. --Bk. of Com.
Virtue made visible in outward grace. --Young.
2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. --Shak.
The factions at court were greater, or more visible,
than before. --Clarendon.
Visible church (Theol.), the apparent church of Christ on
earth; the whole body of professed believers in Christ, as
contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church,
consisting of sanctified persons.
Visible horizon. Same as Apparent horizon, under
[1913 Webster] -- Vis"i*ble*ness, n. -- Vis"i*bly,
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: capable of being seen; or open to easy view; "a visible
object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the
distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible
files" [syn: visible, seeable] [ant: invisible,
2: obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression"
3: present and easily available; "the cash on hand is adequate
for current needs"; "emergency police were on hand in case of
trouble"; "a visible supply"; "visible resources"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
72 Moby Thesaurus words for "visible":
apparent, appearing, beholdable, clear, clear as crystal,
conspicuous, crystal-clear, detectable, discernible, disclosed,
discoverable, distinct, evident, explicit, exposed,
exposed to view, express, eyeball, hanging out, identifiable,
in evidence, in full view, in plain sight, in view, indisputable,
indubitable, insight, manifest, naked, noticeable, observable,
obvious, ocular, open, open to view, open-and-shut, ophthalmic,
optic, ostensible, outcropping, outward, palpable, patent,
perceivable, perceptible, perspicuous, plain, plain as day,
prominent, recognizable, revealed, seeable, seeing, seeming, seen,
self-evident, self-explaining, self-explanatory, showing,
superficial, surface, tangible, to be seen, unclouded, unconcealed,
undisguised, unhidden, unmistakable, viewable, visual,