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

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


verb (used with object)
  1. to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal: The woman unveiled herself.
  2. 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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.
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Origin of unveil

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


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2. divulge, bare, broadcast, expose.
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  1. (tr) to remove the cover or shroud from, esp in the ceremonial unveiling of a monument, etc
  2. to remove the veil from (one's own or another person's face)
  3. (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.

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