What does reveal mean?

Definitions for reveal
rɪˈvilre·veal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncover, bring out, unveil, revealverb

    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 outverb

    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. revealverb

    disclose directly or through prophets

    "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

Wiktionary

  1. revealnoun

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

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

  2. revealnoun

    A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.

    The reveal in that movie was great.

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

  3. revealnoun

    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.

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

  4. revealverb

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

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

  5. revealverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revealverb

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

  2. Revealverb

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

  3. Revealnoun

    a revealing; a disclosure

  4. Revealnoun

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reveal

    rē-vēl′, v.t. to unveil: to make known, as by divine agency: to disclose.—n. Revealabil′ity.—adj. Reveal′able.—ns. Reveal′ableness; Reveal′er; Reveal′ment, revelation.—Revealed religion, that which has been supernaturally revealed. [O. Fr. reveler (Fr. révéler)—L. revelārere-, back, velāre, to veil—velum, a veil.]

  2. Reveal

    rē-vēl′, n. (archit.) the square ingoing of a window, doorway, or the like, between the frame and the outer surface of the wall.—Also Revel′.

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reveal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reveal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of reveal in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Freedman:

    The GMT will herald the beginning of a new era in astronomy. The GMT will reveal the first objects to emit light in the universe, explore the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter, and identify potentially habitable planets in the Earth's galactic neighborhood, the decision by the GMTO partner institutions to start construction is a crucial milestone on our journey to making these amazing discoveries using state-of-the-art science, technology and engineering.

  2. Harsha De Seiva:

    In Greece, we saw all the data - including debt and budget deficit - changed after the government change, we will reveal the real numbers to the public and work towards a social market economy with a level playing field for all.

  3. Daniel Brothers:

    A bathymetric survey at the time, which only imaged relatively shallow seafloor, down to 180 meters( 330 feet) deep, did not reveal evidence of a landslide in nearby Dangerous Passage or the other waterways around Chenega, alternate explanations involving seafloor movement during the earthquake did not fit the timing and severity of the Chenega tsunami as described by eyewitnesses.

  4. Kahlil Gibran:

    If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

  5. Gavin Heffernan:

    The 25-30 second exposures reveal more stars and planets up above, they also magnify the lights on the ground, so even cities 100 miles away were blasting out our photos with floods of light.

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    come out into view, as from concealment
    • A. interrupt
    • B. deny
    • C. emerge
    • D. attend

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