from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Obviously; clearly.
- adv. According to the evidence available: The stranger approached the microphone, evidently intending to speak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an evident manner; clearly; plainly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Clearly; obviously; plainly; in a manner to be seen and understood; so as to convince the mind; certainly; manifestly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
From evident + -ly. (Wiktionary)