Manifest meaning

mănə-fĕst
To show or demonstrate plainly; reveal.
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Clearly apparent to the sight or understanding; obvious.
adjective
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To enter in a ship's manifest.
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Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.
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To appear to the senses; show itself.
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Manifest is defined as to prove or make something clear.

An example of manifest is showing someone the facts about something.

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Apparent to the senses, esp. that of sight, or to the mind; evident; obvious; clear; plain.
adjective
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To make clear or evident; show plainly; reveal; evince.
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To prove; be evidence of.
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An itemized list of a ship's cargo, to be shown to customs officials.
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Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
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(rare, used with "of") Detected; convicted.
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(computing) A file containing metadata describing other files.
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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 via the look on his face.

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A list of the passengers and cargo on an airplane.
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A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
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To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
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The definition of manifest is something that is clear to see or understand.

An example of manifest is someone knowing that something is true.

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To become manifest; be revealed.

Depression can manifest as irritability.

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A list of cargo or passengers carried on a ship or plane.
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A list of railroad cars according to owner and location.
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An invoice of goods carried on a truck or train.
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Origin of manifest

  • Middle English manifeste from Old French from Latin manufestus, manifestus caught in the act, blatant, obvious gwhedh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French manifeste, from Latin manifestus, manufestus (“palpable, manifest"), from manus (“hand") + *festus, participle of *fendere "strike" (seen also in defendere, offendere, etc.).

    From Wiktionary