from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
- transitive v. To make known (something heretofore kept secret).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To open up, unfasten.
- v. To uncover, physically expose to view.
- v. To expose to the knowledge of others; to make known, state openly, reveal.
- n. A disclosure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.
- transitive v. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.
- transitive v. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.
- transitive v. To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose.
- n. Disclosure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unclosed; open; made public.
- To uncover; lay open; remove a cover from and expose to view.
- To cause to appear; allow to be seen; bring to light; make known; reveal, either by indication or by speech: as, events have disclosed the designs of the government; to disclose a plot.
- . To open; hatch.
- Synonyms To unveil, unfold, discover.
- To divulge, communicate, confess, betray.
- To burst open, as a flower; unclose.
- n. Disclosure; discovery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
- v. disclose to view as by removing a cover
Middle English disclosen, from Old French desclore, desclos- : des-, dis- + clore, to close (from Latin claudere).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English disclosen, from Middle French, from Old French desclore, itself from vulgar Latin disclaudere, from Latin dis- + claudere ‘to close, shut’. (Wiktionary)