1. Perceivable by the eye; capable of being seen; perceptible; in view; as, a visible star; the least spot is visible on white paper. "Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible." (Bk. Of Com. Prayer) "Virtue made visible in outward grace." (Young)

2. Noticeable; apparent; open; conspicuous. "The factions at court were greater, or more visible, than before." (Clarendon) Visible church, the apparent church of Christ on earth; the whole body of professed believers in Christ, as contradistinguished from the invisible, or real, church, consisting of sanctified persons. Visible horizon. Same as Apparent horizon, under Apparent. Vis"ibleness, Vis"ibly.

Origin: L. Visibilis, fr. Videre, visum, to see: cf. F. Visible. See Vision.

(01 Mar 1998)