Ob"vi*ous (?), a. [L. obvius;
ob (see Ob-) + via way. See Voyage.]
1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turn Milton.
My obvious breast.
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
Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.
Syn. -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
-- Ob"vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob"vi*ous-