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Words nearby unveiled
What does unveiled mean?
Unveiled is an adjective that means revealed or uncovered.
It comes from the past tense of the verb unveil.
It can be used literally, describing something from which a veil or other physical covering has been taken off, as in The photographers gathered around the unveiled sculpture.
It can also be used figuratively—often in a way that likens the thing it describes to something that has been physically uncovered. In its figurative sense, it can describe something that has been presented publicly for the first time, as in The newly unveiled model generated a lot of buzz at the convention. Or it can describe something that has been uncovered after having been kept secret or hidden, as in The now fully unveiled scandal has led to several resignations.
Unveiled is especially used with words like newly, freshly, and recently.
Example: The newly unveiled phone design has put all the speculation to rest.
Where does unveiled come from?
The first records of the word unveiled come from the early 1600s. The prefix un- indicates a reversal. Veiled means “covered” or “hidden” and ultimately comes from the Latin vēlum, meaning “a covering.”
Both the literal and figurative uses of unveiled often imply a sense of drama or ceremony (since it’s usually exciting to see new things or to learn of things that have been hidden). Unveiling something tangible is often done with a flourish, like removing a sheet from a new car model at an auto show or slowly pulling back the velvet curtains to reveal the small elephant you’ve been hiding. The unveiling of intangible things, like plans or secrets, is also often dramatic due to anticipation or surprise.
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How is unveiled used in real life?
Unveiled can be used in many different contexts. It’s often used to describe a new product or product model that has been presented to the public.
Jackie Robinson's family in front of the recently unveiled Jackie Robinson statue at Dodger Stadium. pic.twitter.com/ulkLROBrMb
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) April 15, 2017
How awesome is the newly unveiled logo for the Seattle Kraken: pic.twitter.com/YjbrQDtPGS
— Michael Sylvie (@michaelsylvie) July 24, 2020
A deep look at the freshly unveiled Revero GT, two new concepts, and the company's plans to expand beyond simply building cars.https://t.co/2hhwfLGlo9
— Automobile Magazine (@automobilemag) April 19, 2019
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Example sentences from the Web for unveiled
The U.S. military just unveiled a new effort to get Iraqis ready to battle ISIS.Pentagon Insider on New Plan to Fight ISIS: ‘Of Course It’s Not Enough’|Nancy A. Youssef|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Stop-motion animation artist PES has unveiled a new short this week.‘Sexual’ Barbershop Quartet, a Panda Family Reunion, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The flag that was unveiled at Yankee Stadium 19 days after 9/11 was a different, much larger one.Brad Meltzer's Passion For Reuniting America With Its Historic Objects|Oliver Jones|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she was unveiled 128 years ago today, Lady Liberty was the tallest structure in New York City.128 Years Old and Still a Looker: Happy Birthday to Lady Liberty|Elizabeth Mitchell|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Friday, This American Life and Pro Publica unveiled a fantastic investigation.The Incredible 'Wussiness' Of The Fed Vs Goldman Sachs—Caught On Tape|Daniel Gross|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those childlike eyes looked at her in frank, unveiled admiration.The House of Defence v. 1|E. F. Benson
So she unveiled her face, and began to talk in such a manner that no man would have stopped her from going on.Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories|Anonymous
In 1880 a monument to Pushkin was unveiled, and the greatest Russian authors were invited to speak at the ceremony.Essays on Russian Novelists|William Lyon Phelps
When this group was unveiled in Fourteen Hundred Ninety-eight it was the sensation of the year.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
We felt that the Gates of the Unknown World were being unbarred to us, and all its glorious mysteries were about to be unveiled.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker