[ uhn-veyld ]
/ ʌnˈveɪld /


not hidden by a veil or other covering; bare.
revealed to public knowledge or scrutiny; made evident or manifest: the unveiled purpose of their wicked plan.

Nearby words

  1. unvanquished,
  2. unvarnished,
  3. unvarnished truth,
  4. unvarying,
  5. unveil,
  6. unveiling,
  7. unverified,
  8. unviable,
  9. unvocal,
  10. unvoice

Origin of unveiled

1600–10; (def 1) un-1 + veiled; (def 2) unveil + -ed2


[ uhn-veyl ]
/ ʌnˈveɪl /

verb (used with object)

to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal: The woman unveiled herself.
to reveal or disclose by or as if by removing a veil or covering: to unveil a monument; to unveil a secret; to unveil a truth.

verb (used without object)

to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.

Origin of unveil

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + veil

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British Dictionary definitions for unveiled


/ (ʌnˈveɪl) /


(tr) to remove the cover or shroud from, esp in the ceremonial unveiling of a monument, etc
to remove the veil from (one's own or another person's face)
(tr) to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal
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Word Origin and History for unveiled



1590s, in reference to sight, "to make clear," from un- (2) + veil (v.). Sense of "to display or reveal" (something) is from 1650s. Related: Unveiled; unveiling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper