American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Easily seen or understood; obvious. See Synonyms at apparent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Plainly seen or perceived; manifest; obvious; plain: as, an evident mistake; it is evident that he took the wrong path.
- Clearly discernible or distinguishable; certain; indubitable: as, in entomology, an evident scutellum (that is, one well developed, or not concealed by other parts).
- Furnishing evidence; conclusive.
- Synonyms Clear, Plain, etc. (see manifest, a.); palpable, patent, unmistakable. See list under apparent.
- n. Something which serves as evidence; evidence; specifically, in Scots law, a writ or title-deed by which property is proved: a term used in conveyancing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Clear to the vision; especially, clear to the understanding, and satisfactory to the judgment
- adj. capable of being seen or noticed
- adj. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin evidens ("visible, apparent, clear, plain") (compare Late Latin evideri ("to appear plainly")), from Latin e ("out") + videre ("see"), present participle videns, deponent videri ("to appear, seem"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ēvidēns, ēvident- : ē-, ex-, ex- + vidēns, present participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Avatar, its fairly evident, is just such a project.”
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