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. [1913 Webster]

Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. --Bk. of Com. Prayer. [1913 Webster]

Virtue made visible in outward grace. --Young. [1913 Webster]

2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

{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 {Apparent}. [1913 Webster] -- {Vis"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {Vis"i*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • visibleness — noun see visible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • visibleness — See visible. * * * …   Universalium

  • visibleness — noun The state or quality of being visible …   Wiktionary

  • visibleness — vis·i·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • visibleness — noun quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye low visibility caused by fog • Syn: ↑visibility • Ant: ↑invisibility (for: ↑visibility) • Der …   Useful english dictionary

  • visible — visibleness, n. visibly, adv. /viz euh beuhl/, adj. 1. that can be seen; perceptible to the eye: mountains visible in the distance. 2. apparent; manifest; obvious: a man with no visible means of support. 3. being constantly or frequently in the… …   Universalium

  • Apparentness — Ap*par ent*ness, n. Plainness to the eye or the mind; visibleness; obviousness. [R.] Sherwood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • visible — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin visibilis, from visus, past participle of vidēre to see Date: 14th century 1. a. capable of being seen < stars visible to the naked eye > b. situated in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • visibly — See visibleness. * * * …   Universalium

  • epiphany — Synonyms and related words: Christophany, Satanophany, afflatus, angelophany, apocalypse, apparition, appearance, appearing, arising, avatar, coming, coming into being, coming forth, direct communication, discernibleness, disclosure,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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