Ap*par"ent, n. An heir apparent.
I'll draw it [the sword] as apparent to the
Ap*par"ent (?), a. [F. apparent, L.
apparens, -entis, p. pr. of apparere. See
Appear.] 1. Capable of being seen, or easily
seen; open to view; visible to the eye; within sight or view.
The moon . . . apparent queen.
2. Clear or manifest to the understanding; plain;
evident; obvious; known; palpable; indubitable.
It is apparent foul play.
3. Appearing to the eye or mind (distinguished
from, but not necessarily opposed to, true or real); seeming;
as the apparent motion or diameter of the sun.
To live on terms of civility, and even of apparent
What Berkeley calls visible magnitude was by astronomers
called apparent magnitude.
Apparent horizon, the circle which in a level
plain bounds our view, and is formed by the apparent meeting of the earth
and heavens, as distinguished from the rational horizon. --
Apparent time. See Time. -- Heir
apparent (Law), one whose to an estate is indefeasible
if he survives the ancestor; -- in distinction from presumptive
heir. See Presumptive.
Syn. -- Visible; distinct; plain; obvious; clear; certain;
evident; manifest; indubitable; notorious.