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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make known (something concealed or secret): revealed a confidence.
  • transitive v. To bring to view; show.
  • transitive v. To make known by supernatural or divine means: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven” ( Romans 1:18).
  • n. The part of the side of a window or door opening that is between the outer surface of a wall and the window or door frame.
  • n. The whole side of such an opening; the jamb.
  • n. The framework of a motor vehicle window.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The outer side of a window or door frame; the jamb.
  • n. A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.
  • n. The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall; the jamb.
  • v. To uncover; to show and display that which was hidden.
  • v. To communicate that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
  • transitive v. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).
  • n. A revealing; a disclosure.
  • n. The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall; the jamb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To discover; expose to sight, recognition, or understanding; disclose; divulge; make known.
  • Specifically To disclose as religious truth; divulge by supernatural means; make known by divine agency.
  • In metaphysics, to afford an immediate knowledge of.
  • Synonyms To unveil, uncover, communicate, show, impart.
  • n. A revealing; disclosure.
  • n. In architecture, one of the vertical faces of a window-opening or a doorway, included between the face of the wall and that of the window- or door-frame, when such frame is present.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make visible
  • v. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
  • v. disclose directly or through prophets

Etymologies

Middle English revelen, from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre : re-, re- + vēlāre, to cover (from vēlum, veil).
From Middle English revalen, to lower, from Old French revaler : re-, re- + avaler, to lower (from a val, down : a, to from Latin ad; see ad- + val, valley; see vale1).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French révéler, from earlier Latin revelare ("to reveal, uncover"), from re- ("back, again") + velare ("to cover"), from velum ("veil"). (Wiktionary)

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