- The definition of manifest is something that is clear to see or understand.
An example of manifest is someone knowing that something is true.
- Manifest is defined as to prove or make something clear.
An example of manifest is showing someone the facts about something.
manifest definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French manifeste ; from Classical Latin manifestus, earlier manufestus, literally , struck by the hand, palpable, evident ; from manus, a hand (see manual) plush base akin to (in)festus: see infest
- to make clear or evident; show plainly; reveal; evince
- to prove; be evidence of
- to enter in a ship's manifest
Origin: ME manifesten < OFr manifester < L manifestare
- an itemized list of a ship's cargo, to be shown to customs officials
- a list of the passengers and cargo on an airplane
- Rare a manifestation
manifest definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal: “Mercedes . . . manifested the chaotic abandonment of hysteria” (Jack London).
- To be evidence of; prove.
- a. To record in a ship's manifest.b. To display or present a manifest of (cargo).
- A list of cargo or passengers carried on a ship or plane.
- An invoice of goods carried on a truck or train.
- A list of railroad cars according to owner and location.
Origin: Middle English manifeste, from Old French, from Latin manufestus, manifestus, caught in the act, blatant, obvious; see gwhedh- in Indo-European roots.
- manˈi·festˌly adverb