What does revelation mean?

Definitions for revelation
ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃənrev·e·la·tion

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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

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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. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Most of the geniuses have a record of being isolated from the masses—Because great ideas comes only when you’re alone. Same as revelation to the prophets.

  2. Mark Harris:

    If you reject Jesus and you go into the great tribulation that we're describing in Revelation 13, the Devil's not going to give you that choice, you're going to be forced to worship the anti-Christ. You're going to be forced to bow down to the image of the Beast. And you know as well as I do in some countries of the world this very morning under Islamic rule, men are given no choice, but God's given you a choice this very morning.

  3. Eugene Reuweler:

    The true God is the unknown God to the natural man and also the unknowable God without His revelation in Christ. God is not only invisible to man's sight , but also to man's senses. In Christ is found a God who is near, who hears, who cares, who loves, and who saves. 'For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ' (2 Cor. 46) 'All things are delievered unto me of my Father and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father neither knoweth any man the Father, save the son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him' (Matt. 1127).

  4. Michael Wood:

    This book is startling in its range of voices and registers, running from the patois of the street posse to The Book of Revelation, it is a representation of political times and places, from the CIA intervention in Jamaica to the early years of crack gangs in New York and Miami.

  5. Fox News contributor:

    Charles Krauthammer, a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor said that Tuesday’s revelation is simply part of a larger pattern of behavior by the former secretary of state :.

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