Definitions for revealrɪˈvil

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•vealrɪˈvil(v.t.)

  1. to make known; divulge:

    to reveal a secret.

  2. to lay open to view; display.

  3. (n.)an act or instance of revealing.

Origin of reveal:

1325–75; ME revelen < MF reveler < L revēlāre to unveil

re•veal′er(n.)

re•vealrɪˈvil(n.)

  1. the part of the jamb of a window or door opening between the outer wall surface and the window or door frame.

    Category: Architecture

  2. the whole jamb of an opening between the outer and inner surfaces of a wall.

    Category: Architecture

Origin of reveal:

1815–25; earlier revale, appar. ult. < F ravaler to hollow out a recess in a wall

Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncover, bring out, unveil, reveal(verb)

    make visible

    "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"

  2. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out(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

    "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

  3. reveal(verb)

    disclose directly or through prophets

    "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. reveal(verb)ɪˈvil

    ≠ cover

    He lifted the cloth to reveal a cute white rabbit.

  2. revealɪˈvil

    to make sth known that was previously not known

    an interview in which he reveals his deepest secrets

Wiktionary

  1. reveal(Noun)

    The outer side of a window or door frame; the jamb.

  2. reveal(Noun)

    A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.

    The reveal in that movie was great.

  3. reveal(Noun)

    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.

  4. reveal(Verb)

    To uncover; to show and display that which was hidden.

  5. reveal(Verb)

    To communicate that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction.

  6. Origin: From révéler, from earlier revelare, from re- + velare, from velum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reveal(verb)

    to make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show

  2. Reveal(verb)

    specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency)

  3. Reveal(noun)

    a revealing; a disclosure

  4. Reveal(noun)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reveal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3549

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reveal' in Verbs Frequency: #223


Translations for reveal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

reveal(verb)

to make known

All their secrets have been revealed.

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