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MAN'IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]

1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.

Thus manifest to sight the god appeared.

That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Rom.1.

2. Detected; with of.

Calistho there stood manifest of shame. [Unusual.]

MAN'IFEST, n. An invoice of a cargo of goods, imported or laden for export, to be exhibited at the custom-house by the master of the vessel, or the owner or shipper.

MAN'IFEST




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MAN'IFEST, a. [L. manifestus.]

1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.

Thus manifest to sight the god appeared.

That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Rom.1.

2. Detected; with of.

Calistho there stood manifest of shame. [Unusual.]

MAN'IFEST, n. An invoice of a cargo of goods, imported or laden for export, to be exhibited at the custom-house by the master of the vessel, or the owner or shipper.

MAN'IFEST


MAN'I-FEST, a. [L. manifestus, Ir. meanan, plain, clear; minighim, to make smooth, to polish, to explain. Clearness may be from polishing, or from opening, expanding, extending.]

  1. Plain; open; clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest. Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. Dryden. That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Rom. i.
  2. Detected; with of. Calistho there stood manifest of shame. [Unusual.] Dryden.

MAN'I-FEST, n.

An invoice of a cargo of goods, imported or laden for export, to be exhibited at the custom-house by the master of the vessel, or the owner or shipper.


MAN'I-FEST, v.t. [L. manifesto.]

  1. To reveal; to make to appear; to show plainly; to make public; to disclose to the eye or to the understanding. Nothing is hid, which shall not be manifested. Mark iv. He that loveth me, shall be loved by my Father; and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. John iv. Thy life did manifest thou lov'dst me not. Shak.
  2. To display; to exhibit more clearly to the view. The wisdom of God is manifested in the order and harmony of creation.

Man"i*fest
  1. 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.

    Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight. Heb. iv. 13.

    That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Rom. i. 19.

    Thus manifest to sight the god appeared. Dryden.

  2. A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto.

    [Obs.]
  3. To show plainly] to make to appear distinctly, -- usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.

    There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested. Mark iv. 22.

    Thy life did manifest thou lovedst me not. Shak.

  4. Detected; convicted; -- with of.

    [R.]

    Calistho there stood manifest of shame. Dryden.

    Syn. -- Open; clear; apparent; evident; visible; conspicuous; plain; obvious. -- Manifest, Clear, Plain, Obvious, Evident. What is clear can be seen readily; what is obvious lies directly in our way, and necessarily arrests our attention; what is evident is seen so clearly as to remove doubt; what is manifest is very distinctly evident.

    So clear, so shining, and so evident,
    That it will glimmer through a blind man's eye.
    Shak.

    Entertained with solitude,
    Where obvious duty erewhile appeared unsought.
    Milton.

    I saw, I saw him manifest in view,
    His voice, his figure, and his gesture knew.
    Dryden.

  5. 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.

    Bouvier.
  6. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.

    Syn. -- To reveal; declare; evince; make known; disclose; discover; display.

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Manifest

MAN'IFEST, adjective [Latin manifestus.]

1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding; apparent; not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest

Thus manifest to sight the god appeared.

That which may be known of God is manifest in them. Romans 1:19.

2. Detected; with of.

Calistho there stood manifest of shame. [Unusual.]

MAN'IFEST, noun An invoice of a cargo of goods, imported or laden for export, to be exhibited at the custom-house by the master of the vessel, or the owner or shipper.

MAN'IFEST

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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