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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Obvious  \Ob"vi*ous\,  a.  [L.  obvius;  ob  (see  {Ob-})  +  via  way 
  See  {Voyage}.] 
  1.  Opposing;  fronting.  [Obs.] 
  To  the  evil  turn  My  obvious  breast.  --Milton. 
  2.  Exposed;  subject;  open  liable.  [Obs.]  ``Obvious  to 
  dispute.''  --Milton. 
  3.  Easily  discovered,  seen,  or  understood;  readily  perceived 
  by  the  eye  or  the  intellect;  plain;  evident;  apparent;  as 
  an  obvious  meaning;  an  obvious  remark. 
  Apart  and  easy  to  be  known  they  lie,  Amidst  the 
  heap,  and  obvious  to  the  eye.  --Pope. 
  Syn:  Plain;  clear;  evident.  See  {Manifest}.  -- 
  {Ob"vi*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Ob"vi*ous-ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  easily  perceived  or  understood;  "obvious  errors"  [ant:  {unobvious}] 
  2:  easily  perceived  by  the  senses  or  grasped  by  the  mind;  "a 
  perceptible  sense  of  expectation  in  the  court";  "an 
  obvious  (or  palpable)  lie"  [syn:  {perceptible}] 
  3:  obvious  to  the  eye  or  mind;  "a  tower  conspicuous  at  a  great 
  distance";  "wore  conspicuous  neckties";  "made  herself 
  conspicuous  by  her  exhibitionistic  preening"  [syn:  {conspicuous}] 
  [ant:  {inconspicuous}] 
  4:  obvious  to  the  eye;  "a  visible  change  of  expression"  [syn:  {visible}] 

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