- that can be seen; perceptible to the eye: mountains visible in the distance.
- apparent; manifest; obvious: a man with no visible means of support.
- being constantly or frequently in the public view; conspicuous: a visible political position.
- noting or pertaining to a system of keeping records or information on cards or sheets in such a way that the desired reference can be brought instantly to view: a visible index.
- available or accessible; already existing, as goods in a warehouse or in transit as opposed to goods in production: visible supply.
- involving actual goods that have been recorded or accounted for: visible trade.
- prepared or converted for visual presentation; represented visually.
Origin of visible
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Examples from the Web for visibly
Visibly affected the by military atmosphere the young man admitted his emotions were volatile.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
PANKISI GORGE, Georgia—The mother of martyrs, a woman in her fifties, is delicately beautiful and visibly in pain.The Secret Life of an ISIS Warlord
Will Cathcart, Vazha Tavberidze, Nino Burchuladze
October 27, 2014
Reeves was visibly perturbed when he saw the amount of British currency that McNally had recovered in Austria.On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters
Dr. Kevin C. Ruffner
September 20, 2014
The Virus The man was young, in his 20s or 30s, “good looking,” and visibly afraid.The Original Ebola Hunter
September 14, 2014
While Pamela reverts to ribbing Louie, she's visibly shaken.Louie Attempts Rape (and Explores the ‘Nice Guy’ Phenomenon)
June 3, 2014
He smiled' at Miss Gregg, who was elderly and gray, but visibly his creature.
And, now that the worst minute of their meeting was over, he was visibly happier.
Visibly he lost importance as he yielded and dived into his pocket.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
"Let me have this letter," said the manager, visibly annoyed.My Double Life
But Felicite objected, visibly disquieted by this visit to Macquart.Doctor Pascal
- capable of being perceived by the eye
- capable of being perceived by the mind; evidentno visible dangers
- availablethe visible resources
- (of an index or file) using a flexible display system for the contents
- of or relating to the balance of tradevisible transactions
- represented by visible symbols
- a visible item of trade; product
Word Origin and History for visibly
mid-14c., from Old French visible (12c.), from Latin visibilis "that may be seen," from visus, past participle of videre "to see" (see vision). An Old English word for this was eagsyne.