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manifest (adj.)

14世纪晚期,"清楚地显露给眼睛或理解力,公开给人看或理解,"来自古法语 manifest "明显的,可触摸的,"(12世纪),或直接来自拉丁文 manifestus "明明地可理解的,清楚的,明显的,明显的;"犯罪的,"由直接证据证明的;"犯罪者的,"被抓到的",可能来自 manus "手"(来自PIE词根 *man- (2)"手")+ -festus ,这显然与 infest 的第二个元素相同。

De Vaan写道:"如果 manifestus 可以解释为'被手抓住',那么这些含义似乎指向 -festus 的'抓住'或'攻击'"。但他认为所提出的别有用心的联系都不令人信服,并得出结论,关于 infestusmanifestus ,"也许必须将两者分开"。如果不是,意义上的发展可能是从"手抓"到"握在手里,摸得着"。

Manifest destiny ,"that which clearly appears destined to come to pass; a future state, condition, or event which can be foreseen with certainty, or is regarded as inevitable"大约从墨西哥战争时期开始,"那些认为美国在时间上注定要占领整个大陆的人"[《世纪词典》]就在美国政治中大量使用。

Other nations have tried to check ... the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the Continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions. [John O'Sullivan (1813-1895), "U.S. Magazine & Democratic Review," July 1845]

这句话显然是奥沙利文的创造,这个概念和共和国一样古老。

Origin and meaning of manifest

manifest (v.)

14世纪末,"传播"(一个人的名声),"明目张胆地展示",来自 manifest ( adj.),否则来自拉丁文 manifestare "发现、披露、背叛"。意为"用行动来显示",出自1560年代;反义,疾病等,"如操作中的透露",出自1808年。相关链接: Manifested ; manifesting .

Origin and meaning of manifest

manifest (n.)

"经核证的船舶货物清单",供海关使用,1706年;见 manifest (副词)。更早的是"公开声明"(1610年代;比较 manifesto ),来自法语 manifeste ,动词名词来自 manifester 。更早的还是在英语中作为"a manifestation"(1560年代)。

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Definitions of manifest from WordNet
1
manifest (v.)
provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes;
The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
manifest (v.)
record in a ship's manifest;
each passenger must be manifested
manifest (v.)
reveal its presence or make an appearance;
the ghost manifests each year on the same day
2
manifest (n.)
a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane;
3
manifest (adj.)
clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment;
manifest disapproval
From wordnet.princeton.edu