Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To discover; expose to sight, recognition, or understanding; disclose; divulge; make known.
  • Specifically To disclose as religious truth; divulge by supernatural means; make known by divine agency.
  • In metaphysics, to afford an immediate knowledge of.
  • Synonyms To unveil, uncover, communicate, show, impart.
  • noun A revealing; disclosure.
  • noun In architecture, one of the vertical faces of a window-opening or a doorway, included between the face of the wall and that of the window- or door-frame, when such frame is present.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A revealing; a disclosure.
  • noun (Arch.) The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall; the jamb.
  • transitive verb To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
  • transitive verb Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The outer side of a window or door frame; the jamb.
  • noun cinematography, comedy A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.
  • noun obsolete The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall; the jamb.
  • verb transitive To uncover; to show and display that which was hidden.
  • verb transitive To communicate that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make visible
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • verb disclose directly or through prophets

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French révéler, from earlier Latin revelare ("to reveal, uncover"), from re- ("back, again") + velare ("to cover"), from velum ("veil").

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