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Meaning of VISIBLE

Pronunciation:  'vizubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being often in the public eye; "a visible public figure"
  2. [adj]  obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression"
  3. [adj]  perceptible especially by the eye; or open to easy view; "a visible object"; "visible stars"; "mountains visible in the distance"; "a visible change of expression"; "visible files"

VISIBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: apparent, circumpolar, conspicuous, in sight, in view, obvious, ocular, open, overt, panoptic, panoptical, seeable, telescopic, viewable, visual
 Antonyms: invisible, unseeable
 See Also: perceptible



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

         Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible
         and invisible.                        --Bk. of Com.

         Virtue made visible in outward grace. --Young.

2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. --Shak.

         The factions at court were greater, or more visible,
         than before.                          --Clarendon.

{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}. -- {Vis"i*ble*ness}, n. -- {Vis"i*bly}, adv.