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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reveal  \Re*veal"\,  n. 
  1.  A  revealing;  a  disclosure.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  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.  [Written  also  {revel}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reveal  \Re*veal"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Revealed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Revealing}.]  [F.  r['e]v['e]ler,  L.  revelare,  revelatum 
  to  unveil,  reveal;  pref.  re-  re-  +  velare  to  veil;  fr  velum 
  a  veil.  See  {Veil}.] 
  1.  To  make  known  (that  which  has  been  concealed  or  kept 
  secret);  to  unveil;  to  disclose;  to  show 
 
  Light  was  the  wound,  the  prince's  care  unknown,  She 
  might  not  would  not  yet  reveal  her  own  --Waller. 
 
  2.  Specifically,  to  communicate  (that  which  could  not  be 
  known  or  discovered  without  divine  or  supernatural 
  instruction  or  agency). 
 
  Syn:  To  communicate;  disclose;  divulge;  unveil;  uncover; 
  open  discover;  impart;  show 
 
  Usage:  See  {Communicate}.  --  {Reveal},  {Divulge}.  To  reveal 
  is  literally  to  lift  the  veil,  and  thus  make  known 
  what  was  previously  concealed;  to  divulge  is  to 
  scatter  abroad  among  the  people,  or  make  publicly 
  known  A  mystery  or  hidden  doctrine  may  be  revealed; 
  something  long  confined  to  the  knowledge  of  a  few  is 
  at  length  divulged.  ``Time,  which  reveals  all  things 
  is  itself  not  to  be  discovered.''  --Locke.  ``A  tragic 
  history  of  facts  divulged.''  --Wordsworth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reveal 
  v  1:  make  visible;  "Summer  brings  out  bright  clothes";  "He  brings 
  out  the  best  in  her"  [syn:  {uncover},  {bring  out},  {unveil}] 
  2:  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  aution  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"  [syn:  {disclose},  {let  on},  {bring  out},  {discover}, 
  {expose},  {declare},  {divulge},  {impart},  {break},  {give 
  away},  {let  out}] 
  3:  make  clear  and  visible;  "The  article  revealed  the  policies 
  of  the  government"  [syn:  {display},  {show}] 




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