manifest adj : clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view" [syn: apparent, evident, patent, plain] n : a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
1 provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness" [syn: attest, certify, demonstrate, evidence]
2 record in a ship's manifest; "each passenger must be manifested"
3 reveal its presence or make an appearance; "the ghost manifests each year on the same day"
EtymologyLatin manifestus, manufestus "palpable, manifest", from manus "hand" + *festus, participle of *fendere "strike" (seen also in defendere, offendere, etc.).
Manifest can refer to:
- A public declaration of principles and intentions, often political in nature (see Manifesto).
- Manifest, the UK brand and marketing communications consultancy.
- Manifest, the Melbourne Anime Festival.
- Manifest Destiny, a 19th century phrase expressing belief in the expansion of the United States
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