verb (used with object)
- manifest content,
- manifest destiny,
- manifest function,
- manifest hyperopia,
Origin of manifest
Examples from the Web for manifestly
A Facebook photo from the event shows the manifestly proud papa beaming beside his son.A True Tough Guy: The Mafia, Gays, and Michael Sam’s Boyfriend|Michael Daly|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His tone as captured by the video he then posted on Facebook is not manifestly that of some a fanatic or a psychopath.Don’t Turn This Malaysia Airlines Pilot Into Flight 370’s Richard Jewell|Michael Daly|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He had gone on to live with aunt, Shirley Brown and an uncle, James Brown, who is a manifestly legitimate minister.Free Demaryius Thomas’s Mom After 14 Years on a Drug Charge|Michael Daly|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If your selfie is so boring it manifestly bores even you, nobody wants to see it.
The group that seemed as manifestly happy as de Blasio and his wife.
All sorts of hard names were heaped upon him by those who were most rebuked by a life so manifestly in contrast to their own.True to his Colours|Theodore P. Wilson
They are manifestly errors of a later date, which were to appear after those of Rome should subside, having lost their influence.Sermons on Various Important Subjects|Andrew Lee
In plain truth, the good woman was manifestly soured by her experience.A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
They were helplessly huddled under the edge of a stone and were manifestly freezing to death.Camp Venture|George Cary Eggleston
Mr. Smirkie was full of thought on the matter, but was manifestly in favour of a conviction.John Caldigate|Anthony Trollope
- a list of cargo, passengers, etc, on an aeroplane
- a list of railway trucks or their cargo
- mainly US and Canadiana fast freight train carrying perishables
Word Origin for manifest
late 14c., "to spread" (one's fame), "to show plainly," from manifest (adj.) or else from Latin manifestare "to discover, disclose, betray" (see manifest (adj.)). Meaning "to display by actions" is from 1560s; reflective sense, of diseases, etc., "to reveal as in operation" is from 1808. Related: Manifested; manifesting.
"ship's cargo," 1706; see manifest (adj.). Earlier, "a public declaration" (c.1600; cf. manifesto), from French manifeste, verbal noun from manifester. Earlier still in English as "a manifestation" (1560s).
late 14c., "clearly revealed," from Old French manifest "evident, palpable," (12c.), or directly from Latin manifestus "plainly apprehensible, clear, apparent, evident;" of offenses, "proved by direct evidence;" of offenders, "caught in the act," probably from manus "hand" (see manual) + -festus "struck" (cf. second element of infest).
Other nations have tried to check ... the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the Continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions. [John O'Sullivan (1813-1895), "U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review," July 1845]
The phrase apparently is O'Sullivan's coinage; the notion is as old as the republic.