Definitions for revelationˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rev•e•la•tionˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.

  2. something revealed or disclosed, esp. a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.

  3. Theol. God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures. an instance of such communication or disclosure. something thus communicated or disclosed. something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.

    Category: Religion

  4. (cap.) Usu.,Revelations.Also called The Revelation of St. John the Divine. the last book in the New Testament; the Apocalypse.

    Category: Bible

Origin of revelation:

1275–1325; ME revelacion (< OF) < LL revēlātiō= L revēlā(re) to reveal1+-tiō -tion

rev′e•la`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disclosure, revelation, revealing(noun)

    the speech act of making something evident

  2. revelation(noun)

    an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

  3. revelation, divine revelation(noun)

    communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency

  4. Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation(noun)

    the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. revelation(noun)ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən

    a surprising fact

    the recent revelation that she had had an affair

Wiktionary

  1. revelation(Noun)

    The act of revealing or disclosing

  2. revelation(Noun)

    Something that is revealed.

  3. revelation(Noun)

    Something dramatically disclosed

  4. revelation(Noun)

    A manifestation of divine truth

  5. revelation(Noun)

    A great success

  6. Revelation(ProperNoun)

    The final book of the New Testament of the Bible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revelation(noun)

    the act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them

  2. Revelation(noun)

    that which is revealed

  3. Revelation(noun)

    the act of revealing divine truth

  4. Revelation(noun)

    that which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible

  5. Revelation(noun)

    specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse

Freebase

  1. Revelation

    In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities. Some religions have religious texts which they view as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. For instance, Orthodox Judaism holds that the Torah was received from God on biblical Mount Sinai, and Muslims consider the Qur'an to have been revealed word by word and letter by letter. In Hinduism some Vedas are considered apauruṣeya, i.e. "not human compositions", and are supposed to have been directly revealed, and thus are called śruti, i.e. "what is heard". Many Christians believe that the Old and New Testaments were inspired by God. The 15,000 handwritten pages produced by the mystic Maria Valtorta were represented as direct dictations from Jesus, while she attributed The Book of Azariah to her guardian angel. When a revelation is communicated by a supernatural entity that is reported as present during the communication, it is called a vision. Some revelations go further in that direct conversations between the recipient and the supernatural entity is reported. Some revelations are reported along with physical marks such as stigmata and in rare cases, such as that of Saint Juan Diego, physical artifacts accompany the revelation. The Roman Catholic concept of interior locution includes just an inner voice heard by the recipient.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Revelation

    name properly applicable to the knowledge of God, or of divine things, imparted to the mind of man, by the operation of the Divine Spirit in the human soul, and as apprehended by it.

CrunchBase

  1. Revelation

    Revelation creates cutting edge web applications for conducting qualitative market research. Launched in 2007, Revelation Project dramatically extends the reach of qualitative research, enabling researchers to spend more time with consumers wherever they are and get a truer picture of the consumer experience. Researchers can collect more data faster at a fraction of the cost.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'revelation' in Nouns Frequency: #2385


Translations for revelation

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

revelation(noun)

the act of revealing secrets, information etc

the revelation of the true facts.

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