From Middle English manifest, manifeste, from Latin manifestus, manufestus (“palpable, manifest”), from manus (“hand”) + *infestus, participle of *infendō (“strike”) (from the root of dēfendō, offendō, etc.), or from Proto-Indo-European *dʰers-. Doublet of manifesto.
- (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.ɪ.fɛst/, /ˈmæn.ə.fɛst/
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- Hyphenation: man‧i‧fest
manifest (comparative more manifest, superlative most manifest)
- Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.
- 2017 October 27, Alex McLevy, “Making a Killing: The Brief Life and Bloody Death of the Post-Scream Slasher Revival”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 5 March 2018:
- It re-envisioned Freddy Krueger in the “real world,” where the nightmare-dwelling being is made manifest in our reality, one where Freddy actor Robert Englund and original Nightmare On Elm Street star Heather Langenkamp play themselves, as does [Wes] Craven himself.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Hebrews 4:13:
- Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight […]
- Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
- (rare, used with "of") Detected; convicted.
- 1700, [John] Dryden, “Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight’s Tale. In Three Books.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], →OCLC, book II, page 47:
- Caliſtho there ſtood manifeſt of Shame, / And turn’d a Bear, the Northern Star became […]
- (evident to the senses, easy to understand): apparent, plain, clear, distinct, obvious, palpable, patent
- See also Thesaurus:obvious.
manifest (plural manifests)
- A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
- (computing) A file containing metadata describing other files.
- (obsolete) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto.
- 1700, [John] Dryden, “Homer’s Ilias”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: […] Jacob Tonson, […], →OCLC, book I, page 206–7:
- But you, authentick Witneſſes I bring, / Before the gods, and your ungrateful King, / Of this my Manifeſt : That never more / This Hand ſhall combate on the crooked Shore : / No, let the Grecian Powers oppreſs’d in Fight, / Unpity’d periſh in their Tyrants fight.
manifest (third-person singular simple present manifests, present participle manifesting, simple past and past participle manifested)
- (transitive) To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
- His courage manifested itself through the look on his face.
- c. 1603–1604 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene ii], page 312, column 1:
- My Parts, my Title, and my perfect Soule / Shall manifeſt me rightly.
- 2012 April 19, Josh Halliday, “Free speech haven or lawless cesspool – can the internet be civilised?”, in the Guardian:
- Other global taboos, such as sex and suicide, manifest themselves widely online, with websites offering suicide guides and Hot XXX Action seconds away at the click of a button. The UK government will come under pressure to block access to pornographic websites this year when a committee of MPs publishes its report on protecting children online.
- (intransitive) To become manifest; to be revealed.
- His osteoporosis first manifested as pain in his hips.
- (transitive, initially occult, now slang) To will something to exist.
- 1982, Shakti Gawain, The Creative Visualization Workbook:
- The process of creating your treasure map is a powerful step toward manifesting your goal. Now just spend a few minutes each day looking at it […]
- 2014, Adrian Calabrese, How to Get Everything You Ever Wanted: Complete Guide to Using Your Psychic Common Sense:
- Undaunted by poverty, I decided to manifest a new car.
- 2021, Kyle Buchanan, “Dominique Fishback Gave Her Heart to ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’”, in The New York Times:
- To Fishback, the project is a perfect fit. “I’ve been manifesting a romance role for a really long time,” she said,
- (transitive) To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
- manifest at OneLook Dictionary Search
- manifest in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- manifest in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911
- Manifest in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
manifest (feminine manifesta, masculine plural manifests or manifestos, feminine plural manifestes)
manifest m (plural manifests or manifestos)
From Latin manifestare (“make public, declare”).
manifest n (singular definite manifestet, plural indefinite manifester)
manifest n (plural manifesten, diminutive manifestje n)
manifest (not comparable)
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manifest (strong nominative masculine singular manifester, comparative manifester, superlative am manifestesten)
From Latin manifestus.
manifest n (definite singular manifestet, indefinite plural manifest or manifester, definite plural manifesta or manifestene)
- “manifest” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
From Latin manifestus.
manifest n (definite singular manifestet, indefinite plural manifest, definite plural manifesta)
- “manifest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
Borrowed from French manifeste, from Middle French manifeste, from Latin manifēstus, manufestus (“palpable, manifest”), from manus (“hand”) + *infestus, participle of *infendere "strike".
manifest m inan
- manifesto (public declaration)
manifest n (plural manifești)
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manifest (third-person singular simple present manifests, present participle manifestin, simple past manifestit, past participle manifestit)
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