What does reveal mean?

Definitions for reveal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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"


  1. revealnoun

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

  2. revealnoun

    A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.

    The reveal in that movie was great.

  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.

  4. revealverb

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

  5. revealverb

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REVEALverb

    Etymology: revelo, Lat. reveler, Fr.

    Be ashamed: speaking again that which thou hast heard, and revealing of secrets. Ecclus. xli. 23.

    I will cure them, and reveal unto them the abundance of peace. Jer. xxxiii. 6.

    Light was the wound, the prince’s care unknown,
    She might not, would not yet reveal her own. Edmund Waller.

    The answer to one who asked what time was, si non rogas intelligo; that is, the more I think of time, the less I understand it; might persuade one, that time, which reveals all other things, is itself not to be discovered. John Locke.

    The sufferings of this life are not to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans viii. 18.


  1. Reveal

    Reveal is a song by Swedish pop music duo Roxette, released on 10 January 2007 as the final single from the duo's fourth greatest hits compilation album, A Collection of Roxette Hits: Their 20 Greatest Songs! (2006). Gessle was reportedly unhappy with the original album version of the track, so a slightly remixed single version was created, incorporating a re-recorded middle 8. Two other remixes were also created: one by Swedish house duo The Attic, and another by record producer Kleerup. "Reveal" became the duo's 35th and – as of 2017 – final song to enter the Swedish Singles Chart, where it peaked at number 59. It failed to chart elsewhere.


  1. reveal

    Reveal is a verb that means to make something known, visible, or disclosed, often information or details that were previously hidden or unknown. It can also refer to the act of displaying or showing something, such as emotion or a characteristic.

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′.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Reveal is ranked #48160 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Reveal surname appeared 439 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Reveal.

    97.4% or 428 total occurrences were White.
    1.3% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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

Anagrams for reveal »

  1. leaver

  2. laveer

  3. vealer

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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. Jesus Duran:

    It was supposed to be just a normal gender reveal until they said theyre doing a baseball gender reveal but none of them played baseball or softball, haha, the familys reaction was great because everyone was giving him a hard time because it was so funny.

  2. Bob Howe:

    We told the caller that Fordham University is bound by federal law, and that we could not/would not reveal/share any records( as we would not reveal any student records) with anyone except Mr. Trump Donald Trump, or any recipient he designated, in writing.

  3. Larry Corey:

    Not everybody is thinking about how they could play a role in ending the pandemic, the point of any advertising is to reveal options, to reveal choices.

  4. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

  5. James Allen:

    Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.

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