visible Definition

  • 1able to be seen
  • 2easily noticed or understood

Using visible: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "visible" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The stars were visible in the night sky.

  • Example

    The damage to the car was clearly visible.

  • Example

    The company's success is visible in its profits.

  • Example

    The tension between them was visible in their body language.

visible Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using visible

  • out of sight, out of mind

    if something or someone is not seen for a while, people forget about it or them


    I haven't seen my old friends in years. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess.

  • clearly visible or obvious


    The key was in plain sight on the kitchen counter.

  • to attract attention or become noticeable


    She wanted to make herself visible to the hiring manager, so she dressed professionally and arrived early for the interview.

Phrases with visible

  • the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be seen by the human eye, ranging in wavelength from about 400 to 700 nanometers


    The colors of the rainbow are all visible light.

  • a group of people who are identified by their race, ethnicity, or national origin and are visibly different from the majority population


    In Canada, South Asians are considered a visible minority.

  • difficult to see or detect


    The writing on the old document was barely visible.

Origins of visible

from Old French 'visible', from Latin 'visibilis', from 'videre' meaning 'to see'


Summary: visible in Brief

The term 'visible' [ˈvɪzəbl] refers to something that can be seen or easily noticed. It can describe physical objects like stars or damage to a car, as well as abstract concepts like tension between people. 'Visible' extends into phrases like 'visible light,' and idioms like 'out of sight, out of mind,' denoting forgetfulness, and 'make oneself visible,' implying attracting attention.

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