visible

Definitions

  • Two soldiers with horses; more armed soldiers are visible in the distance
    Two soldiers with horses; more armed soldiers are visible in the distance
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj visible present and easily available "the cash on hand is adequate for current needs","emergency police were on hand in case of trouble","a visible supply","visible resources"
    • adj visible obvious to the eye "a visible change of expression"
    • adj visible capable of being seen; or open to easy view "a visible object","visible stars","mountains visible in the distance","a visible change of expression","visible files"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Steps lead up to arch at entrance; towers visible on either side at the front Steps lead up to arch at entrance; towers visible on either side at the front
Mainly curved walls on the buildings; four minarets are visible Mainly curved walls on the buildings; four minarets are visible
He swells visibly He swells visibly
A stag and doe are visible between the trees A stag and doe are visible between the trees

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 1 in 2000 babies are born with a tooth that is already visible
    • Visible Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. "The factions at court were greater, or more visible , than before."
    • Visible Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper. "Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.""Virtue made visible in outward grace."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: El Capitan in Yosemite National Park is the largest visible granite rock in the world. It's twice the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.
    • visible Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; open to sight.
    • visible Apparent; open; conspicuous: as, a man with no visible means of support.
    • visible In entomology, noting parts which are not concealed by other parts, as the spiracles when they are not concealed under the hard parts of the integument: opposed to covered
    • n visible That which is seen by the eye.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The closest star to the sun, Alpha Centauri, is never visible in the sky north of about 30 degrees Northern Lattitude.
    • adj Visible viz′i-bl that may be seen: obvious
    • Visible and Invisible church (see Visible)
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Quotations

  • Alan Lakein
    Alan Lakein
    “One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a TO DO List every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”
  • Paul Klee
    Paul%20Klee
    “Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.”
  • Robert Bresson
    Robert Bresson
    “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”
  • Richard of Saint-Victor
    Richard of Saint-Victor
    “For the outer sense alone perceives visible things and the eye of the heart alone seeds the invisible.”
  • John Locke
    John%20Locke
    “The visible mark of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of creation.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. visibilis, fr. videre, visum, to see: cf. F. visible,. See Vision
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. circe (Scot, kirk; Ger. kirche)—Gr. kyriakon, belonging to the Lord—Kyrios, the Lord.

Usage

In literature:

Not long, however, till something besides smoke makes itself visible, as also audible.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Kinesasis, who had been on the lookout, at length reported the morning star, just visible as the harbinger of dawn.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
I at length arrived at a little village (Wavertree) as a clock was striking three; still not a soul was visible.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
None of the fugitives were visible.
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
Through one of the windows, by daylight, palms and huge banana leaves were visible.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
The laboratory was not visible from that point, being at the back of the house.
"In the Track of the Troops" by R.M. Ballantyne
In fact stars were visible here and there through rifts in the black clouds.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
It was so brilliant that it was visible in daylight.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
The front of the house was hardly visible from the valley road.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
I rode forward, turning at intervals to catch a glimpse of those lovely outlines, but from no other point was the house visible.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

An acre of land between the shore and the hills,
Upon a ledge that shows my kingdoms three,
The lovely visible earth and sky and sea
Where what the curlew needs not, the farmer tills:
"For These" by Edward Thomas
The most precious treasure is never fully known.
The black dragon’s pearl appears for an instant, then sings again.
The jewel on the forehead of the Golden Buddha
is only half-visible to common men.
"Bubbles on the Water" by Yang Wan-Li
If they were good it would be seen ;
Good is as visible as green, And to all eyes itself betrays.
If they were bad, they could not last ;
Bad doth itself, and others waste ;
So they deserve nor blame, nor praise.
"Community" by John Donne
Calmly on! the grave's dormitory
Hath its sweet visions of hope and glory;
Heaven shall cheer its stillness deep,
Heaven shall watch its holy sleep;
O'er it a brighter sun shall rise
Than ever lighted the visible skies.
"Winter: Friday Morning" by John Bowring
To-night I saw three maidens on the beach,
Dark-robed descending to the sea,
So slow, so silent of all speech,
And visible to me
Only by that strange drift-light, dim, forlorn,
Of the sun's wreck and clashing surges born.
"Ibant Obscuræ" by Thomas Edward Brown
The dews are brighter for her love-bright eyes
And the air sweeter for the soul that lies
In every gesture of her gentle face!
So widely Love’s invisible spirit flings
The visible enrichment of its grace
O’er all regarded things.
"A Poet's Home" by Charles Harpur

In news:

Meanwhile, New York state also issued a warning against eating fish caught in areas with visible blooms of blue-green algae.
For Boart Longyear, It's All about Visibility.
Losing weight may make cellulite less visible, but it won't go away altogether.
There is visible smoke but no traffic blocked at this time, a witness said.
I was behind several other cars, who were also going a bit slower than usual due to the limited visibility and slippery conditions.
With deep cranking , line visibility really isn't an issue like it is when you throw a shaky head jig or a plastic worm.
Pennsylvania and Illinois mandate that health professionals wear clearly visible name badges stating their credentials .
Here's another example: Walking past the building, the damage was visible.
HOTSEAT- Visible D'earth: Blasting jazz since day one.
Wade Michael Page, with a white-power tattoo visible on his shoulder Myspace.
Visible light is only one way to look at the universe.
9, 1962: First Visible LED Is Demonstrated .
WMI gives unprecedented visibility into Win2K Pro data management.
That ensured the highest visibility possible for both the network and ...
Grocery Chain Gains Productivity and Information Visibility for Better Inventory Control .
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In science:

The nova shell is visible as knots circularly distributed around T Pyx, with 30 knots being relatively bright (and many more visible).
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
Reversibility can however be easily obtained weighting the links in the visibility graph with the slope of the visibility line that links the associated data heights.
Horizontal visibility graphs: exact results for random time series
Indeed, while some analytical results have already been put forward within the visibility algorithm [1, 13] (typically making use of concepts borrowed from extreme value theory), no rigorous theory for the visibility algorithms exists so far.
Horizontal visibility graphs: exact results for random time series
In order to derive exact results, we present here a slight modification of the algorithm that we call the horizontal visibility algorithm, which is essentially similar to the former yet having a geometrically simpler visibility criterion.
Horizontal visibility graphs: exact results for random time series
According to this latter criterion, the generated horizontal visibility graph stands as a subgraph of the visibility graph.
Horizontal visibility graphs: exact results for random time series
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