American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Possible to see; perceptible to the eye: a visible object.
- adj. Obvious to the eye: a visible change of expression.
- adj. Being often in the public view; conspicuous.
- adj. Manifest; apparent: no visible solution to the problem.
- adj. On hand; available: a visible supply.
- adj. Constructed or designed to keep important parts in easily accessible view: a visible file.
- adj. Represented visually, as by symbols.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; open to sight.
- Apparent; open; conspicuous: as, a man with no visible means of support.
- In entomology, noting parts which are not concealed by other parts, as the spiracles when they are not concealed under the hard parts of the integument: opposed to covered
- n. That which is seen by the eye.
- adj. Able to be seen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view
- adj. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous.
- adj. capable of being seen; or open to easy view
- adj. present and easily available
- adj. obvious to the eye
- From Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin visibilis ("that may be seen"), from Latin videre ("to see"), past participle visus; see vision. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Latin vīsibilis, from vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see vision. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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