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obvious

OB'VIOUS, a. [L. obvus. See the Verb.]

1. Meeting; opposed in front.

I to the evil turn my obvious breast. [Not now used.]

2. Open; exposed. [Little used.]

3. Plain; evident; easily discovered, seen or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect. We say, a phenomenon obvious to the sight, or a truth obvious to the mind.



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OB'VIOUS, a. [L. obvus. See the Verb.]

1. Meeting; opposed in front.

I to the evil turn my obvious breast. [Not now used.]

2. Open; exposed. [Little used.]

3. Plain; evident; easily discovered, seen or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect. We say, a phenomenon obvious to the sight, or a truth obvious to the mind.

OB'VI-OUS, a. [L. obvius. See the Verb.]

  1. Meeting; opposed in front. I to the evil turn / My obvious breast. [Not now used.] Milton.
  2. Open; exposed. [Little used.] Milton.
  3. Plain; evident; easily discovered, seen or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect. We say, a phenomenon obvious to the sight, or a truth obvious to the mind. Milton. Dryden.

Ob"vi*ous
  1. Opposing; fronting.

    [Obs.]

    To the evil turn
    My obvious breast.
    Milton.

  2. Exposed; subject; open; liable.

    [Obs.] "Obvious to dispute." Milton.
  3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.

    Apart and easy to be known they lie,
    Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.
    Pope.

    Syn. -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.

    -- Ob"vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob"vi*ous- ness, n.

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Obvious

OB'VIOUS, adjective [Latin obvus. See the Verb.]

1. Meeting; opposed in front.

I to the evil turn my obvious breast. [Not now used.]

2. Open; exposed. [Little used.]

3. Plain; evident; easily discovered, seen or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect. We say, a phenomenon obvious to the sight, or a truth obvious to the mind.

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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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