- to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
- to lay open to view; display; exhibit.
- an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
- the part of the jamb of a window or door opening between the outer wall surface and the window or door frame.
- the whole jamb of an opening between the outer and inner surfaces of a wall.
- the framework or edge of an automobile window.
Origin of reveal
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1, 2. unveil, publish, impart, tell, announce, proclaim. Reveal, disclose, divulge share the meaning of making known something previously concealed or secret. To reveal is to uncover as if by drawing away a veil: The fog lifted and revealed the harbor. To disclose is to lay open and thereby invite inspection: to disclose the plans of an organization. To divulge is to communicate, sometimes to a large number of people, what was at first intended to be private, confidential, or secret: to divulge the terms of a contract.
1, 2. conceal, hide.
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Examples from the Web for revealer
The one we may call a revealer of what we are to do, the other of what we are to love.
Yet his understanding was that not of the revealer, but the scholar to the last.Senatorial Character
C. A. Bartol
Metaphor, the revealer of nature, is the very substance of poetry.Instigations
The prophet is the revealer of what we are to do; the poet, of what we are to love.
Honor and glory to the revealer of events, to the seer of that which is hidden.Jeremiah
- (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to disclose (a secret); divulge
- to expose to view or show (something concealed)
- (of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc
- architect the vertical side of an opening in a wall, esp the side of a window or door between the frame and the front of the wall
C14: from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil
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Word Origin and History for revealer
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