Johann Hermann, 1586, [a] 1630, dt. Organist; 1616 Thomaskantor in Leipzig.
Having the appearance of being real but lacking capacity to function.
1. Not genuine; false, feigned
2. Having such poor quality as to seem false
ETYM French apparent, Latin apparens, -entis, p. pr. of apparere. Related to Appear.
1. Clearly apparent or obvious to the mind or senses; SYN. evident, manifest, patent, plain.
2. Readily apparent to the eye.
3. Appearing as such but not necessarily so; SYN. ostensible, seeming.
ETYM French certificat, from Late Lat. certificatus made certain, p. p. of certificare. Related to tify.
A document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; SYN. certification, credential, credentials.
ETYM Old Eng. flasche, flaske; cf. Old Fren. flache, French flaque.
1. A lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph; SYN. photoflash, flash lamp, flashgun, flashbulb.
2. A short vivid experience; SYN. flashing.
3. A sudden brilliant understanding.
4. A sudden intense burst of radiant energy.
ETYM Written also licence.
1. A legal document giving official permission to do something; SYN. permit.
2. Excessive freedom; lack of due restraint.
3. Freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech); SYN. licence.
4. The act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization; SYN. permission, permit.
Document issued by a government or other recognized authority conveying permission to the holder to do something otherwise prohibited and designed to facilitate accurate records, the maintenance of order, and collection of revenue.
Examples are licenses required for marriage, driving, keeping a gun, and for sale of alcohol. Also permission (in writing or not) granted by a private person or corporation for use of that person's or corporation's property such as written material, computer software, artistic production, and manufacturing process, product, or likeness.To authorize officially; SYN. licence, certify.
ETYM Old Eng. light, liht, as. leóht; akin to os. lioht, Dutch and German licht, Old High Germ. lioht, Goth. liuhath, Icel. ljôs, Latin lux light, lucere to shine, Greek leykos white, Skr. ruc to shine. Related to Lucid, Lunar, Luminous, Lynx.
1. Having abundant light or illumination: or; SYN. lighting.
2. Any device serving as a source of visible light; SYN. light source.
3. An illuminated area.
4. A visual warning signal.
5. A particular perspective or aspect of a situation.
6. A condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; SYN. illumination.
7. The visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; SYN. lightness.
8. (Physics) Electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; SYN. visible light, visible radiation.
9. Public awareness.
10. Mental understanding as an enlightening experience.
11. A person regarded very fondly.
1. The quality or state of shining; brightness; luster, gloss.
2. A liking for a person; a fancy