invisible
Pronunciation
  • enPR: ĭn-vĭz'ə-bəl, IPA: /ɪnˈvɪzəb(ə)l/
Adjective

invisible (not comparable)

  1. Unable to be seen; out of sight; not visible.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 5”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      To us invisible, or dimly seen / In these thy lowest works.
    • 2013, Jayne Smith, Guide to Basic Garment Assembly for the Fashion Industry (page 60)
      The teeth on an invisible zip are different from those on a conventional zip, as they are turned onto the inside so that they do not show, giving the impression of being concealed in the seam, as seen below.
    Antonyms: apparent, visible
  2. Not appearing on the surface.
    Synonyms: invis, hidden, latent
  3. (Internet) Apparently, but not actually, offline.
    I went invisible so that my ex-girlfriend wouldn't send me instant messages.
  4. (psychology) That is ignored by a person.
Translations Translations Verb

invisible (invisibles, present participle invisibling; past and past participle invisibled)

  1. To make invisible, to invisiblize.
Noun

invisible (plural invisibles)

  1. (obsolete) An invisible person or thing; specifically, God, the Supreme Being.
  2. (obsolete) A Rosicrucian; so called because avoiding declaration of his craft.
  3. (obsolete) One of those (as in the 16th century) who denied the visibility of the church.



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