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manifest

[man-uh-fest] /ˈmæn əˌfɛst/
adjective
1.
readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain:
a manifest error.
2.
Psychoanalysis. of or relating to conscious feelings, ideas, and impulses that contain repressed psychic material:
the manifest content of a dream as opposed to the latent content that it conceals.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly:
He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.
4.
to prove; put beyond doubt or question:
The evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.
5.
to record in a ship's manifest.
noun
6.
a list of the cargo carried by a ship, made for the use of various agents and officials at the ports of destination.
7.
a list or invoice of goods transported by truck or train.
8.
a list of the cargo or passengers carried on an airplane.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; (adj.) Middle English < Latin manifestus, manufestus detected in the act, evident, visible; (v.) Middle English manifesten < Middle French manifester < Latin manifestāre, derivative of manifestus. See manus, infest
Related forms
manifestable, adjective
manifester, noun
manifestly, adverb
manifestness, noun
nonmanifest, adjective
nonmanifestly, adverb
nonmanifestness, noun
premanifest, verb
remanifest, verb (used with object)
self-manifest, adjective
supermanifest, verb (used with object)
unmanifest, adjective
unmanifested, adjective
Synonyms
1. clear, distinct, unmistakable, patent, open, palpable, visible, conspicuous. 3. reveal, disclose, evince, evidence, demonstrate, declare, express. See display.
Antonyms
1. obscure. 3. conceal.
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  • Our solar system may not have enough particles to manifest this effect, but a galaxy has much more making this effect obvious.
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  • That is creativity made manifest through many media.
  • Stress and anxiety can manifest as bouts of hypochondriasis.
  • Whether for territory, resources, expansion or reclamation it was futility made manifest.
  • Left: In the days before computer check-in, the stewardess kept a passenger manifest on her clipboard.
  • In mild instances this will be manifest as a feeling of peace or relief.
  • It will seek and manifest consensus on the means of achieving national goals.
  • Differences also manifest in the authors' styles of collegiality.
  • Those externalized costs manifest in government spending and health care costs.
British Dictionary definitions for manifest

manifest

/ˈmænɪˌfɛst/
adjective
1.
easily noticed or perceived; obvious; plain
2.
(psychoanal) of or relating to the ostensible elements of a dream: manifest content Compare latent (sense 5)
verb
3.
(transitive) to show plainly; reveal or display: to manifest great emotion
4.
(transitive) to prove beyond doubt
5.
(intransitive) (of a disembodied spirit) to appear in visible form
6.
(transitive) to list in a ship's manifest
noun
7.
a customs document containing particulars of a ship, its cargo, and its destination
8.
  1. a list of cargo, passengers, etc, on an aeroplane
  2. a list of railway trucks or their cargo
  3. (mainly US & Canadian) a fast freight train carrying perishables
Derived Forms
manifestable, adjective
manifestly, adverb
manifestness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin manifestus plain, literally: struck with the hand, from manū with the hand + -festus struck
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Word Origin and History for manifest
adj.

late 14c., "clearly revealed," from Old French manifest "evident, palpable," (12c.), or directly from Latin manifestus "plainly apprehensible, clear, apparent, evident;" of offenses, "proved by direct evidence;" of offenders, "caught in the act," probably from manus "hand" (see manual) + -festus "struck" (cf. second element of infest).

Other nations have tried to check ... the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the Continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions. [John O'Sullivan (1813-1895), "U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review," July 1845]
The phrase apparently is O'Sullivan's coinage; the notion is as old as the republic.

v.

late 14c., "to spread" (one's fame), "to show plainly," from manifest (adj.) or else from Latin manifestare "to discover, disclose, betray" (see manifest (adj.)). Meaning "to display by actions" is from 1560s; reflective sense, of diseases, etc., "to reveal as in operation" is from 1808. Related: Manifested; manifesting.

n.

"ship's cargo," 1706; see manifest (adj.). Earlier, "a public declaration" (c.1600; cf. manifesto), from French manifeste, verbal noun from manifester. Earlier still in English as "a manifestation" (1560s).

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