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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

A — 1: Ἐμφανής (Strong'S #1717 — Adjective — emphanes — em-fan-ace' )

manifest (akin to emphaino, "to show in, to exhibit;" en, "in," phaino, "to cause to shine"), is used (a) literally in  Acts 10:40 , RV "(gave Him to be made) manifest;" (b) metaphorically in  Romans 10:20 , "(I was made) manifest." See Openly. Cp. B, No. 2.

A — 2: Φανερός (Strong'S #5318 — Adjective — phaneros — fan-er-os' )

"open to sight, visible, manifest" (the root phan---, signifying "shining," exists also in No. 1), is translated "manifest" in  Luke 8:17;  Acts 4:16;  7:13 , RV (AV, "known");  Romans 1:19;  1—Corinthians 3:13;  11:19;  14:25;  Galatians 5:19;  Philippians 1:13;  1—Timothy 4:15 (AV, "appear");   1—John 3:10 . See Appear , B, Note (2), Know , B, No. 2, Openly, Outwardly

A — 3: Ἀφανής (Strong'S #852 — Adjective — aphanes — af-an-ace' )

denotes "unseen, hidden,"  Hebrews 4:13 , "not manifest" (a, negative, and phaino). In the Sept.,  Nehemiah 4:8;  Job 24:20 .

 1—Corinthians 15:27 2—Timothy 3:9 1—Timothy 5:25Evident.Token.

B — 1: Φανερόω (Strong'S #5319 — Verb — phaneroo — fan-er-o'-o )

"to make visible, clear, manifest," known (akin to A, No. 2), is used especially in the writings of the Apostles John and Paul), occurring 9 times in the Gospel, 9 times in 1John, 2 in Rev.; in the Pauline Epistles (including Heb.) 24 times; in the other Gospels, only in Mark, 3 times; elsewhere in  1—Peter 1:20;  5:4 . The true meaning is "to uncover, lay bare, reveal." The following are variations in the rendering, which should be noted:  Mark 16:12,14 (RV, "was manifested," AV, "appeared");   John 21:1 (RV, "manifested," AV, "shewed;" cp.   John 21:14 );  Romans 1:19 (RV, "manifested," AV, "hath shewed");   2—Corinthians 3:3 (RV, "being made manifest," AV, "are manifestly declared");   2—Corinthians 5:10;  7:12;  Revelation 3:18 (RV, "be made manifest," AV, "appear");   2—Corinthians 11:6 (RV, "we have made it manifest," AV, "we have been throughly made manifest");   Colossians 1:26 (RV, "hath it been manifested," AV, "is made manifest"); 3:4 (RV, "be manifested," AV, "appear;" so   1—Peter 5:4 );  1—Timothy 3:16 (RV, "was manifested," AV, "was manifest");   2—Timothy 1:10 (RV, "hath ... been manifested," AV, "is ... made manifest;" cp.   Romans 16:26;  2—Corinthians 4:10,11;  1—Peter 1:20 );  Hebrews 9:26 (RV, "hath He been manifested," AV, "hath He appeared");   1—John 2:28;  3:2 (RV, "is ... made manifest," AV, "doth appear"). See Appear , A. No. 4.

B — 2: Ἐμφανίζω (Strong'S #1718 — Verb — emphanizo — em-fan-id'-zo )

akin to A, No. 1, is translated "to manifest, make manifest," in  John 14:21,22;  Hebrews 11:14 , RV; see Appear , A, No. 5.


Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( v. t.) To exhibit the manifests or prepared invoices of; to declare at the customhouse.

(2): ( v. t.) To show plainly; to make to appear distinctly, - usually to the mind; to put beyond question or doubt; to display; to exhibit.

(3): ( a.) A public declaration; an open statement; a manifesto. See Manifesto.

(4): ( a.) A list or invoice of a ship's cargo, containing a description by marks, numbers, etc., of each package of goods, to be exhibited at the customhouse.

(5): ( a.) Detected; convicted; - with of.

(6): ( a.) Evident to the senses, esp. to the sight; apparent; distinctly perceived; hence, obvious to the understanding; apparent to the mind; easily apprehensible; plain; not obscure or hidden.

King James Dictionary [3]

MAN'IFEST, a. L. manifestus.

1. Plain, open, clearly visible to the eye or obvious to the understanding apparent not obscure or difficult to be seen or understood. From the testimony, the truth we conceive to be manifest.

Thus manifest to sight the god appeared.

That which may be known of God is manifest in them.  Romans 1

2. Detected with of.

Calistho there stood manifest of shame. Unusual.

MAN'IFEST, n. An invoice of a cargo of goods, imported or laden for export, to be exhibited at the custom-house by the master of the vessel, or the owner or shipper.