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apparently (seemingly)

Definition:

from appearances alone

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

apparent

Comparative:

more apparently

Superlative:

most apparently

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

irrigation often produces bumper crops from apparently desert land

Etymology:

"visibly, openly", from "apparent" + "-ly" (2). Meaning "evidently" is from ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of apparently...

Definition references

Random House Dictionary:

face | faced [past tense] | facing [present participle] | phiz [slang] | face to face [sense-specific] | face to face with [sense-specific] | fly in the face of [sense-specific] | get out of someone's face [sense-specific] | in the face of [sense-specific] | ...

the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin. | a look or expression on this part. | an expression or look that indicates ridicule, ... (26 of 1076 words, 56 definitions, 38 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/face

Macmillan British Dictionary:

face [countable] | faces [plural] | face down | someone's face fits | face up | from/off the face of the earth | in the face of something | make/pull a face | on the face of the earth | ...

the front part of your head, where your eyes, nose, and mouth are ; the ... | a side of a mountain or building that is high and very steep | one side ... (31 of 517 words, 18 definitions, 21 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/face

Collins Dictionary:

on the face of it

to all appearances (3 of 512 words, 9 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/on-the-face-of-it

Oxford Dictionary:

on the face of it | apparently [synonym, sense-specific]

without knowing all of the relevant facts; apparently | See parent entry "face" (12 of 60 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/on the face of it 1

Wiktionary:

apparently | on the face of it [idiomatic] | obviously [synonym, sense-specific] | plainly [synonym, sense-specific] | clearly [synonym, sense-specific] | evidently [synonym, sense-specific] | ostensibly [synonym, sense-specific] | seemingly [synonym, sense-specific] | allegedly [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Plainly; clearly; manifestly; evidently. | Seemingly; in appearance only. | According to what the speaker has read or been told. (18 of 42 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apparently

Cambridge Dictionary:

on the face of it

used when you are describing how a situation seems on the surface (12 of 33 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/on-the-face-of-it

New World Dictionary:

seeming | seemingly [adverb, related]

that seems real, true, etc. without necessarily being so; apparent | outward appearance; semblance (13 of 20 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/seeming

American Heritage Dictionary:

seeming | seemingly [adverb, related] | seemingness [noun, related]

Apparent; ostensible. | Outward appearance; semblance. (5 of 12 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/seeming

Merriam-Webster:

ostensibly | evidently [synonym, sense-specific] | apparently [synonym, sense-specific] | ostensively [synonym, sense-specific] | presumably [synonym, sense-specific] | putatively [synonym, sense-specific] | seemingly [synonym, sense-specific] | supposedly [synonym, sense-specific] | externally [similar, sense-specific] | ...

in an ostensible manner | to all outward appearances (8 of 180 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ostensibly

Wikipedia:

Apparent [disambiguation]

may refer to: Apparent magnitude, measure of brightness of a celestial body as seen by an observer on Earth | Heir apparent, person who is first in line of succession | Apparent death, an antipredator behavior known as playing dead | Apparent wind,... (40 of 124 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Apparent

Encarta Dictionary:

seeming | seemingly [adverb, derived]

apparent to the senses or to the mind, but not necessarily true or real (14 of 32 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861715721​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

apparently

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "visibly, openly", from "apparent" + "-ly" (2). Meaning "evidently" is from 1550s; that of "to all appearances" (but not necessarily "really") is from ... (26 of 42 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=apparently

Wiktionary:

apparently

Origin: apparent + -ly.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apparently

apparent

Origin: French apparent, in turn from Latin apparens/-entis, present participle of appareo.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apparent

-ly

Origin: Middle English -ly, -li, -lich, from Old English -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz ("having ... | Old English -līċe. (17 of 42 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ly

Audio references

Wiktionary:

apparently

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apparently"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/apparently

Collins Dictionary:

apparently [sentence modifier]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apparently"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/apparently

Cambridge Dictionary:

apparently

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "apparently"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "apparently"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/apparently

Macmillan British Dictionary:

apparently

Audio: British English pronunciation of "apparently"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/apparently

Macmillan American Dictionary:

apparently

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apparently"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/apparently

the Free Dictionary:

apparently

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "apparently"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "apparently"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/apparently

Google Dictionary:

apparently

Audio: English pronunciation of "apparently"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=apparently

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

apparently

Audio: North American pronunciation of "apparently"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=appare​04 word=apparently

freedictionary.org:

apparently

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "apparently" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=apparently

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