Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
(iii) Perceptions of Light

446. Visibility.

   NOUN:VISIBILITY, perceptibility, perceivability; conspicuousness, distinctness &c. adj.; conspicuity [rare]; appearance [See Appearance]; basset [geol.]; exposure; manifestation [See Manifestation]; ocular -proof, – evidence, – demonstration; field of view (vision) [See Vision]; periscopism.
   VERB:BE or BECOME VISIBLE &c. adj.; appear, open to the view; meet -, catch- the eye; basset [geol.], crop out; present -, show -, manifest -, produce -, discover -, reveal -, expose -, betray- itself; stand forth, stand out; materialize; show; arise; peep out, peer out; start up, spring up, show up [colloq.], turn up, crop up; glimmer, gleam, glitter, glow, loom; glare; burst forth; burst upon the -view, – sight; heave in sight [naut. or colloq.]; come in sight, come into view, come out, come forth, come forward; see the light of day; break through the clouds; make its appearance, show its face, appear to one’s eyes, come upon the stage, float before the eyes, speak for itself (manifest) [See Manifestation]; attract the attention [See Attention]; reappear; live in a glass house.
  expose to view [See Manifestation].
   ADJECTIVE:VISIBLE, perceptible, perceivable, discernible, apparent; in view, in full view, in sight; exposed to view, en évidence [F.]; unclouded.
  DISTINCT, plain, clear, definite; obvious (manifest) [See Manifestation]; well-defined, well-marked; in focus; recognizable, palpable, autoptic or autoptical; glaring, staring, conspicuous; stereoscopic or stereoscopical; in bold relief, in strong relief, in high relief.
  PERISCOPIC or periscopical, panoramic.
   ADVERB:BEFORE ONE; under one’s -nose, – very eyes; before -, under- one’s eyes; à vue d’œil [F.], in one’s eye, oculis subjecta fidelibus [L.]; visibly &c. adj.; in sight of; veluti in speculum [L.].