• (British, America) IPA: /ˈmæn.ɪ.fɛst/, /ˈmæn.ə.fɛst/


  1. Evident to the senses, especially to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Hebrews 4:13 ↗:
      Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight{{...}
  2. Obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.
  3. (rare, used with "of") Detected; convicted.
    • 1700, [John] Dryden, “Palamon and Arcite: Or, The Knight’s Tale. In Three Books.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 228732415 ↗, book II, page 47 ↗:
      Caliſtho there ſtood manifeſt of Shame, / And turn’d a Bear, the Northern Star became{{...}
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manifest (plural manifests)

  1. A list or invoice of the passengers or goods being carried by a commercial vehicle or ship.
  2. (computing) A file containing metadata describing other files.
  3. (obsolete) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto.
    • 1700, [John] Dryden, “Homer’s Ilias”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 228732415 ↗, book I, [–7 page 206–7]:
      But you, authentick Witneſſes I bring, / Before the gods, and your ungrateful King, / Of this my Manifeſt : That never more / This Hand ſhall combate on the crooked Shore : / No, let the Grecian Powers oppreſs’d in Fight, / Unpity’d periſh in their Tyrants fight.
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manifest (manifests, present participle manifesting; past and past participle manifested)

  1. To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.
    His courage manifested itself through the look on his face.
    • c. 1603–1604, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii], page 312 ↗, column 1:
      My Parts, my Title, and my perfect Soule / Shall manifeſt me rightly.
  2. To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.
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  • Portuguese: dar ao manifesto
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