Meaning of manifest

man•i•fest

Pronunciation: (man'u-fest"), [key]
— adj.
  1. readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; evident; obvious; apparent; plain: a manifest error.
  2. of or pertaining to conscious feelings, ideas, and impulses that contain repressed psychic material: the manifest content of a dream as opposed to the latent content that it conceals.
—v.t.
  1. to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding; show plainly: He manifested his approval with a hearty laugh.
  2. to prove; put beyond doubt or question: The evidence manifests the guilt of the defendant.
  3. to record in a ship's manifest.
—n.
  1. a list of the cargo carried by a ship, made for the use of various agents and officials at the ports of destination.
  2. a list or invoice of goods transported by truck or train.
  3. a list of the cargo or passengers carried on an airplane.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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