What does revelation mean?

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ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃənrev·e·la·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disclosure, revelation, revealingnoun

    the speech act of making something evident

  2. revelationnoun

    an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

  3. revelation, divine revelationnoun

    communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency

  4. Revelation, Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelationnoun

    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. revelationnoun

    The act of revealing or disclosing

  2. revelationnoun

    Something that is revealed.

  3. revelationnoun

    Something dramatically disclosed

  4. revelationnoun

    A manifestation of divine truth

  5. revelationnoun

    A great success

  6. Revelationnoun

    The final book of the New Testament of the Bible.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revelationnoun

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

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

  2. Revelationnoun

    that which is revealed

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

  3. Revelationnoun

    the act of revealing divine truth

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

  4. Revelationnoun

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

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

  5. Revelationnoun

    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

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  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. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The evolution of awareness in the heart gives revelation to the soul, which is the highest philosophy of the spirit. The heart is the great teacher of the soul.

  2. Jesse Louis Jackson:

    Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream- a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows- is essentially poetry.

  3. Anne Barrett Doyle:

    This is an absolutely stunning revelation ... The fact that the Church itself is finding it is credible and substantiated suggests that it indeed is because the Church does not say that lightly.

  4. Kevin Spacey:

    The shenanigans that have gone on the government's side are outrageous, unjustified and inexcusable, there is a new revelation every single time we come back to this courthouse.

  5. Robin Roberts:

    I don't know why people make such a big deal about the gay thing, people are confused, they're shocked, like this is a big revelation to somebody.

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