From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin evidens (“visible, apparent, clear, plain”) (compare Late Latin evideri (“to appear plainly”)), from Latin e (“out”) + videre (“see”), present participle videns, deponent videri (“to appear, seem”).
- Obviously true by simple observation; eyely.
- It was evident she was angry, after she slammed the door.
- evident in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- evident in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
evident (masculine and feminine plural evidents)
- French: évident