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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Visible  \Vis"i*ble\,  a.  [L.  visibilis  fr  videre  visum,  to 
  see:  cf  F.  visible.  See  {Vision}.] 
  1.  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.  --Bk.  of  Com. 
  Prayer. 
 
  Virtue  made  visible  in  outward  grace.  --Young. 
 
  2.  Noticeable;  apparent;  open  conspicuous.  --Shak. 
 
  The  factions  at  court  were  greater,  or  more  visible, 
  than  before  --Clarendon. 
 
  {Visible  church}  (Theol.),  the  apparent  church  of  Christ  on 
  earth;  the  whole  body  of  professed  believers  in  Christ,  as 
  contradistinguished  from  the  invisible,  or  real,  church, 
  consisting  of  sanctified  persons. 
 
  {Visible  horizon}.  Same  as  {Apparent  horizon},  under 
  {Apparent}.  --  {Vis"i*ble*ness},  n.  --  {Vis"i*bly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  visible 
  adj  1:  perceptible  especially  by  the  eye;  or  open  to  easy  view;  "a 
  visible  object";  "visible  stars";  "mountains  visible 
  in  the  distance";  "a  visible  change  of  expression"; 
  "visible  files"  [syn:  {seeable}]  [ant:  {invisible}] 
  2:  obvious  to  the  eye;  "a  visible  change  of  expression"  [syn:  {obvious}] 
  3:  being  often  in  the  public  eye;  "a  visible  public  figure" 
  4:  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"  [syn: 
  {on  hand(p)},  {visible(a)}] 




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