Obvious

Ob"vi*ous

(?), a. [L. obvius; ob (see Ob-) + via way. See Voyage.] 1. Opposing; fronting. [Obs.]
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To the evil turn
My obvious breast.
Milton.
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2. Exposed; subject; open; liable. [Obs.] "Obvious to dispute." Milton.
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3. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; readily perceived by the eye or the intellect; plain; evident; apparent; as, an obvious meaning; an obvious remark.
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Apart and easy to be known they lie,
Amidst the heap, and obvious to the eye.
Pope.
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Syn. -- Plain; clear; evident. See Manifest.
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-- Ob"vi*ous*ly, adv. -- Ob"vi*ous-ness, n.
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Ob"vo*lute

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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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