This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech
Related nouns: nonmanifestation, premanifestation, remanifestation, self-manifestation, manifestness
Derivative adjectives: manifestational, manifestative
Related verbs: manifests, manifested, manifesting
Related adjectives: manifest, manifestable,
Related adverb: manifestly,
1 a. The act of manifesting
b. the state of being manifested
2. outward or perceptible indication; materialisation (as of a disease)
3 a. the form in which someone or something (a person, a divine being, an idea) is revealed.
b. the materialised form of a spirit
4. a public demonstration, often for political effect
appearance, demonstration, disclosure, display, explanation, exposure, expression, indication, instance, mark, materialisation, meaning, phenomenon, revelation, show, sign, symptom, token,
concealment, hiding, reality, secret, cover, obscurity, vagueness
early 15c.: “action of manifesting; exhibition, demonstration,” from Late Latin manifestationem (nominative manifestatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin manifestare.
The meaning “an object, action, or presence by which something is made manifest” is from 1785.
The spiritualism sense is attested from 1853.
Use in a Sentence
1. The house on the hill was a manifestation of all their dreams of a life together.
2. Anthony worried that his headache might be the first manifestation of some dreaded disease.
3. They had an excuse for crashing the car into the ditch, even if no one believed them: Mark instinctively swerved when the woman’s spirit manifested in the middle of the road.
4. They gathered on the streets of London with placards held aloft in demonstration, a manifestation of the unrest spreading across the nation.