Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious. See Synonyms at apparent.
  • transitive v. To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: "Mercedes . . . manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria” ( Jack London).
  • transitive v. To be evidence of; prove.
  • transitive v. To record in a ship's manifest.
  • transitive v. To display or present a manifest of (cargo).
  • n. A list of cargo or passengers carried on a ship or plane.
  • n. An invoice of goods carried on a truck or train.
  • n. A list of railroad cars according to owner and location.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.
  • adj. Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
  • adj. Detected; convicted.
  • n. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto or manifestation.
  • n. A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
  • n. A file containing metadata describing other files.
  • v. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
  • v. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. 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.
  • adj. Detected; convicted; -- with of.
  • n. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See manifesto.
  • n. 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.
  • transitive v. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
  • transitive v. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That may be readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; open to view or to comprehension; plain; obvious; apparent.
  • n. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto.
  • n. A document, signed by the master of a vessel, containing a list of all the packages or separate items of freight on board, with their distinguishing marks, numbers, descriptions, destination, etc., for the information and use of the custom-house officers.
  • To disclose to the eye or to the understanding; show plainly; put beyond doubt or question; display; exhibit.
  • Synonyms To make known, prove, reveal, evidence, declare, evince. See comparison under manifest, a.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. record in a ship's manifest
  • adj. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
  • n. a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  • v. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
  • v. reveal its presence or make an appearance

Etymologies

Middle English manifeste, from Old French, from Latin manufestus, manifestus, caught in the act, blatant, obvious; see gwhedh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle French manifeste, from Latin manifestus, manufestus ("palpable, manifest"), from manus ("hand") + *festus, participle of *fendere "strike" (seen also in defendere, offendere, etc.). (Wiktionary)

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