Hypertext Webster Gateway: "visible"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: 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" [syn: {seeable}] [ant: {invisible}]
2: obvious to the eye; "a visible change of expression" [syn: {obvious}]
3: being often in the public eye; "a visible public figure"
4: present and easily available; "the cash on hand is adequate
for current needs"; "emergency police were on hand in case
of trouble"; "a visible supply"; "visible resources" [syn:
{on hand(p)}, {visible(a)}]

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