evident[ev′ə dənt, -dent′]
- The definition of evident is obvious or easily understand.
An example of evident used as an adjective is an evident fact, which is that two plus two equals four.
Origin of evidentMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin evidens (gen. evidentis): see evidence
Origin of evidentMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin ēvidēns, ēvident- : ē-, ex-, ex- + vidēns, present participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more evident, superlative most evident)
From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin evidens (“visible, apparent, clear, plain”) (compare Late Latin evideri (“to appear plainly”)), from Latin e (“out”) + videre (“see”), present participle videns, deponent videri (“to appear, seem”).