- 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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Examples from the Web for revealing
Revealing what would otherwise be secret is the business of facts.On Torture, Chuck Johnson & Sondheim
December 13, 2014
It was revealing that protests began even before the film was released.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
Hockney is also refreshingly genuine when it comes to revealing another source of inspiration—other artists.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney
November 23, 2014
McDonough, in contrast, sells posters of herself in revealing clothing leaning over a car in a sultry manner.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
That these six eyewitnesses have remained anonymous for fear of their personal safety is revealing in and of itself.As Michael Brown Grand Jury Winds Down, Is Ferguson on the Brink of War?
November 16, 2014
For once, he was revealing that fundamental egotism which is the characteristic of all his kind.Within the Law
The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing.The Devil's Dictionary
With every stage of it Newbury was revealing himself; and exploring her.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
It was almost as if he were assuring himself of the safety of revealing himself.The Law-Breakers
And he proceeded very prudently, only revealing the truth by slow degrees.Fruitfulness
- of significance or importa very revealing experience
- showing or designed to show more of the body than is usual or conventionala revealing costume
- (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
Word Origin and History for revealing
1590s, past participle adjective from reveal (v.). Related: Revealingly.