Her curiosity is evidenced by the number of books she owns.
The suspect's blood at the scene of a crime is an example of evidence.
The footprints in the house are an example of evidence that someone came inside.
The broken window was evidence that a burglary had taken place. Scientists weighed the evidence for and against the hypothesis.
Saw no evidence of grief on the mourner's face.
An example of evidence is to present research to prove the benefits of a new drug.
She was furious, as evidenced by her slamming the door.
- Plainly visible; to be seen:It was early, and few pedestrians were in evidence on the city streets.
- As legal evidence:Submitted the photograph in evidence.
- plainly visible or perceptible
Other Word Forms
Origin of evidence
- Middle English from Old French from Late Latin ēvidentia from Latin ēvidēns ēvident- obvious evident
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition