Definition of "manifest" []

  • Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious. See Synonyms at apparent. (adjective)
  • To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: "Mercedes . . . manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria” ( Jack London). (verb-transitive)
  • To be evidence of; prove. (verb-transitive)
  • To record in a ship's manifest. (verb-transitive)
  • To display or present a manifest of (cargo). (verb-transitive)
  • Easily noticed or perceived; obvious; plain (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to the ostensible elements of a dream (adjective)
  • To show plainly; reveal or display (verb)
  • To prove beyond doubt (verb)
  • (of a disembodied spirit) to appear in visible form (verb)
  • To list in a ship's manifest (verb)
  • A customs document containing particulars of a ship, its cargo, and its destination (noun)
  • A list of cargo, passengers, etc, on an aeroplane (noun)
  • A list of railway trucks or their cargo (noun)
  • A fast freight train carrying perishables (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "manifest" in a sentence
  • "To emphasize what he calls the "manifest implausibility" of Brown's scheme, Mr. Horwitz presents him as a maladroit leader with a fragmented following."
  • ""It is up to you to consider such devices as open boundaries so that some of what you identify as manifest absurdities because a line cuts a village or a road several times can be overcome by allowing the boundary to be open," he said, according a transcript seen by AFP."
  • "If you fear the unknown then everything in your life will dominated through fear (as circumstances usually manifest from the unknown)."