A Word A Day : Manifest
Saturday, 3rd May 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Verb, Noun & Adjective )
Past and past participle : manifested
Present participle : manifesting
3rd person present singular : manifests
Pronunciation : mánne-fèst
1. to make something evident by showing or demonstrating it very clearly
2. to appear or be revealed
3. to include something in a ship's cargo list
4. a list giving details of a ship's cargo, its destination, and other particulars for customs purposes
5. a list of cargo or passengers on a plane or train
6. clearly apparent to the sight or understanding
7. clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
Detailed statement of the contents put on a ship or other vehicle. A copy of the manifest is put in a safe place so that the exact cargo is known, even in the event the vessel is destroyed. A copy of a ship's manifest is kept on board for cargo identification purposes in the event of a search.
14th century - Directly or via French - Latin manifestus - apprehensible - manus - hand - festus - seizable
apparent, clear, clear-cut, crystal clear, distinct, evident, noticeable, observable, obvious, patent, plain, pronounced, visible
ambiguous, concealed, hidden, obscure, secret, unclear, vague, bury, conceal, cover, hide, withhold
• Every passenger is manifested at the point of departure.
• Mercedes manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria.
• An additional symptom now manifested itself.
• He manifested great personal bravery.
• He thought he lived in a country where turkeys were the ruling class, and every year they held a feast to manifest their sense of Heaven's goodness in sparing their lives to kill them later.
• There is nothing hid which shall not be manifested.
• The evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.
• The manifest content of a dream as opposed to the latent content that it conceals.
• He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.
• manifester : Noun
• manifestness : Noun
• manifestable : Adjective
• manifestly : Adverb
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