Ob"vi*ous(?), a. [L. obvius; ob (see Ob-) + via way. See Voyage.] 1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
To the evil turnMilton.
My obvious breast.
2. Exposed; subject; open; liable.
[Obs.] "Obvious to dispute."
3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an
obvious meaning; an
Apart and easy to be known they lie,Pope.
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.
Syn. -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
adv. -- Ob"vi*ous-ness,
Ob`vo*lu"ted(?), } a. [L. obvolutus, p. p. of obvolvere to wrap round; ob (see Ob-) + volvere to roll.] Overlapping; contorted; convolute; -- applied primarily, in botany, to two opposite leaves, each of which has one edge overlapping the nearest edge of the other, and secondarily to a circle of several leaves or petals which thus overlap.
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