What does Revelation mean?

Definitions for Revelation
ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃənReve·la·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Revelation.

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

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

    Etymology: [F. rvlation, L. revelatio. See Reveal.]

  2. Revelation(noun)

    that which is revealed

    Etymology: [F. rvlation, L. revelatio. See Reveal.]

  3. Revelation(noun)

    the act of revealing divine truth

    Etymology: [F. rvlation, L. revelatio. See Reveal.]

  4. Revelation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. rvlation, L. revelatio. See Reveal.]

  5. Revelation(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. rvlation, L. revelatio. See Reveal.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Revelation

    rev-ē-lā′shun, n. the act of revealing: that which is revealed: the revealing divine truth: that which is revealed by God to man: the Apocalypse or last book of the New Testament.—adj. Revelā′tional.—n. Revelā′tionist.—adj. Rev′elātory. [Fr.,—L. revelatiorevelāre, to reveal.]

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.

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  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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revelation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Revelation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Revelation in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Sheen:

    Charlie Sheen said Charlie Sheen found out Charlie Sheen was HIV positive about four years ago. Charlie Sheen symptoms began with crushing headaches. I thought I had a brain tumor, Charlie Sheen recalled. I thought it was over. The star said Charlie Sheen was coming forward with the truth because of the rumors in the press surrounding Charlie Sheen health. I have to put a stop to this onslaught, this barrage of attacks and of sub-truths and very harmful and mercurial stories that are about me, that threaten the health of so many others that couldn't be further from the truth. Charlie Sheen said the most hurtful rumor Charlie Sheen read claimed Charlie Sheen intentionally transmitted the disease to Charlie Sheen partners. That’s as far from the truth as anything can be, Charlie Sheen said. Drug and alcohol use have marred Sheen's personal and professional life in recent years. Charlie Sheen was kicked off CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2011 after an explosive meltdown that included calling the show's producer a contaminated little maggot. Charlie Sheen escapades have also included the revelation that Charlie Sheen spent more than $ 50,000 as a client of Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss' prostitution ring. You can only hear ‘ winning ’ in the streets so many times, i am approaching a time of more of a philanthropic culture in my life.

  2. Erica Garner:

    I ’m troubled by the revelation that you and The Hillary Clinton campaign actually discussed ‘ using ’ Eric Garner … Why would you want to ‘ use my dad ? these people will co opt anything to push their agenda. Police violence is not the same as gun violence.

  3. Nikol Pashinyan:

    I'd like to say that apparently we are dealing with the biggest corruption revelation in the republic's history.

  4. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer:

    Each day that goes by, the case for witnesses and documents gains force and gains momentum, i don't know how any member of this body could pick up the newspaper this morning, read this new revelation, and not conclude that the Senate needs access to relevant documents like these in the trial of Donald Trump.

  5. Ludwig van Beethoven:

    Music is a higher revelation than philosophy.

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