What does reveal mean?

Definitions for reveal
rɪˈvilre·veal

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

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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Numerology

  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. Lisa Lamb:

    While these disciplinary actions were not connected to the death, they reveal a pattern of unacceptable behavior for someone who supervises youth.

  2. Bill Furniss:

    We have planned for it but we don’t want to reveal our strategy, we ’ll handle the late night finals. We did n’t complain and it is what it is.

  3. 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.

  4. Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki:

    He wanted this one shot not to be completely objective, so that made it very hard, the shot is sometimes very subjective, so you are feeling what he is feeling and you are watching what he is watching, and then goes back to reveal the environment.

  5. Scott Sheppard:

    Studying the orbits of these moons can reveal their origins, as well as information about the conditions surrounding Saturn at the time of its formation.

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