- apparent ► ADJECTIVE 1) clearly seen or understood; obvious. 2) seeming real, but not necessarily so.DERIVATIVES apparently adverb.ORIGIN from Latin apparere 'appear' .
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Apparently — Ap*par ent*ly, adv. 1. Visibly. [Obs.] Hobbes. [1913 Webster] 2. Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently. [1913 Webster] If he should scorn me so apparently. Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Seemingly; in appearance; as, a man may be apparently friendly,… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
apparently — [adv1] seemingly allegedly, as if, as though, at a glance, at first sight, in all likelihood, intuitively, it appears that, it seems that, most likely, on the face of it, ostensibly, outwardly, plausibly, possibly, probably, professedly,… … New thesaurus
apparently — index prima facie (self evident), quasi Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
apparently — (adv.) late 14c., visibly, openly, from APPARENT (Cf. apparent) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning evidently is from 1550s; that of to all appearances (but not necessarily really ) is from 1560s; meaning so far as can be judged, seemingly, is from 1846.… … Etymology dictionary
apparently — 01. [Apparently] he is a good swimmer, but I ve never seen him swim. 02. I wasn t there, but [apparently] it was a great party. 03. [Apparently] it will rain this afternoon, so you d better bring your umbrella. 04. I was supposed to lock the door … Grammatical examples in English
apparently — [[t]əpæ̱rəntli[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADV: ADV with cl/group, ADV before v (vagueness) You use apparently to indicate that the information you are giving is something that you have heard, but you are not certain that it is true. Apparently the girls are not… … English dictionary
apparently — ap|par|ent|ly W2S1 [əˈpærəntli] adv 1.) [sentence adverb] used to say that you have heard that something is true, although you are not completely sure about it ▪ Apparently the company is losing a lot of money. ▪ I wasn t there, but apparently it … Dictionary of contemporary English
apparently — adverb 1 (sentence adverb) based on what you have heard is true, although you are not completely sure about it: Apparently they ve run out of tickets for the concert. | I wasn t there, but apparently it was a good party. 2 according to the way… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
apparently — adverb 1. from appearances alone (Freq. 52) irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land the child is seemingly healthy but the doctor is concerned had been ostensibly frank as to his purpose while really concealing it… … Useful english dictionary
apparently — adverb Date: 1566 it seems apparent < the window had apparently been forced open > < apparently, we re supposed to wait here > … New Collegiate Dictionary
apparently — adverb /əˈpaɹəntli,əˈpæɹ.ɨnt.li/ a) Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently. If he should scorn me so apparently. b) Seemingly; in appearance only. A man may be apparently friendly, yet malicious in heart. Syn … Wiktionary