Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Con*spic"u*ous (?), a. [L. conspicuus, fr. conspicere to get sight of, to perceive; con- + spicere, specere, to look. See Spy]
1. Open to the view; obvious to the eye; easy to be seen; plainly visible; manifest; attracting the eye.
It was a rock
Of alabaster, piled up to the clouds,
Conspicious by her veil and hood,
Signing the cross, the abbess stood.
Sir W. Scott.
2. Obvious to the mental eye; easily recognized; clearly defined; notable; prominent; eminent; distinguished; as, a conspicuous exellence, or fault.
A man who holds a conspicuous place in the political, eccesiastical, and literary history of England.
Syn. -- Distinguished; eminent; famous; illustrious; prominent; celebrated. See Distinguished.
-- Con*spic"u*ous*ly, adv. -- Con*spic"u*ous*ness, n.