- God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
- an instance of such communication or disclosure.
- something thus communicated or disclosed.
- something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
Origin of revelation
Examples from the Web for revelation
There was the empathetic way she dealt with the revelation that Mrs. Baxter is a former criminal.‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The revelation that, at age 42, Ben Affleck has one hell of an ass.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Quite why anyone is as shocked and surprised by this “revelation” as some are claiming, is beyond me.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, he adds, God promises in Revelation 11:18 that “I will destroy those who destroy the Earth.”
That suited us until the revelation of these alleged, awful crimes.
It would be cruel to disturb her now with such a revelation of her own negligence.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
The offence of Dreiser is that he has disdained this revelation and gone back to the Greeks.A Book of Prefaces|H. L. Mencken
A revelation seemed to come upon her, and, for the first time, she was a Huguenot to the core.A Ladder of Swords|Gilbert Parker
Therefore it was necessary that there should be a revelation from heaven, because man was born for heaven, no. 1775.
Here the beginning and the end of Gods revelation join hands and throw light on one another.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis|Marcus Dods
British Dictionary definitions for revelation (1 of 2)
- God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
- something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible
Word Origin for revelation
British Dictionary definitions for revelation (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for revelation
c.1300, "disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency," from Old French revelacion and directly from Latin revelationem (nominative revelatio), noun of action from past participle stem of revelare "unveil, uncover, lay bare" (see reveal). General meaning "disclosure of facts" is attested from late 14c.; meaning "striking disclosure" is from 1862. As the name of the last book of the New Testament (Revelation of St. John), it is first attested late 14c. (see apocalypse); as simply Revelations, it is first recorded 1690s.