reveal

Definitions

  • Homespun clothes were seldom discarded. The many pins, needles, and thimbles found reveal that mending was a never-ending chore for the busy housewife
    Homespun clothes were seldom discarded. The many pins, needles, and thimbles found reveal that mending was a never-ending chore for the busy housewife
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v reveal make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold","The actress won't reveal how old she is","bring out the truth","he broke the news to her","unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
    • v reveal make visible "Summer brings out bright clothes","He brings out the best in her"
    • v reveal disclose directly or through prophets "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A study revealed that men that were born with a low birth weight were less likely to get married
    • Reveal A revealing; a disclosure.
    • Reveal Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).
    • Reveal (Arch) 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.
    • Reveal To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show. "Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown,
      She might not, would not, yet reveal her own."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind
    • reveal To discover; expose to sight, recognition, or understanding; disclose; divulge; make known.
    • reveal Specifically To disclose as religious truth; divulge by supernatural means; make known by divine agency.
    • reveal In metaphysics, to afford an immediate knowledge of.
    • reveal Synonyms To unveil, uncover, communicate, show, impart.
    • n reveal A revealing; disclosure.
    • n reveal 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Mahatma Gandhi died, an autopsy revealed that his small intestine contained five gold Krugerrands. (not verified)
    • v.t Reveal rē-vēl′ to unveil: to make known, as by divine agency: to disclose
    • n Reveal rē-vēl′ (archit.) the square ingoing of a window, doorway, or the like, between the frame and the outer surface of the wall
    • Reveal Also Revel′
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Quotations

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    “In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.”
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    “You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.”
  • James Allen
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    “Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”
  • Martha Graham
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    “Nothing is more revealing than movement.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
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    “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. révéler, L. revelare, revelatum, to unveil, reveal; pref. re-, re- + velare, to veil; fr. velum, a veil. See Veil

Usage

In literature:

The vernaculars of India abound in proverbs which illumine this relationship and reveal its strange character.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
What a sensation would be caused when the truth became revealed!
"Hushed Up" by William Le Queux
He would rather leave it to her to reveal; and if she did not choose to reveal it, then he would not care to know it.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
His upper lip curled, revealing teeth like ivory scimitars.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
He reveals God throughout the Bible, in every part, He holds the pre-eminence.
"The Lord of Glory" by Arno Gaebelein
Behind it he revealed a small hole in the paper.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
A simple dress of white silk revealed the beautiful curves of her figure.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
A closer examination reveals further very curious facts.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
They stood revealed, man and woman.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
She had a genius, veritably uncanny for, with all sweetness and hesitancy, revealing him as stiff and unresponsively complacent.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
His full power only reveals itself by flashes.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
That somebody was lurking there I instantly felt assured, and next moment the truth became revealed by two facts.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
Waiting for the Revealing of the Sons of God.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
His diary revealed the fact after his death.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
It was revealed to him in order that he might publish it the next day, in his sermon, to the troops.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
Buckingham's eyes snapped; but he was too clever to reveal his feelings further to a call-boy, whom he dismissed with a wave of the hand.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
As he harnessed up this horse, the colt, standing close by, revealed marked interest.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
When "the Day" comes, this plot of our friends across the North Sea will assuredly be revealed, just as the truth was revealed to me at Ostrog.
"Spies of the Kaiser" by William Le Queux
Immediately it swung aside, revealing a hidden opening in the wall.
"Penny Nichols and the Black Imp" by Joan Clark
But to the three young men, altogether relieved from any cares of mind, body, or estate, these days of peace revealed new worlds.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
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In poetry:

Shine, mighty God, on Britain shine,
With beams of heav'nly grace;
Reveal thy power through all our coasts,
And show thy smiling face.
"Psalm 67" by Isaac Watts
Dear Saviour, blood-stained Calvary
Reveals Thy deathless love for me!
No longer shall my spirit rove,
Since this I know, that "God is Love."
"God Is Love" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
Thus, thus adorned, the speaking Rose,
Becomes a token fit to tell,
Of things that words can ne'er disclose,
And nought but this reveal so well.
"The Rose: To Ellen" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Better is blessedness concealed
From sight, than joy to sense revealed.
Thanks for this happy mortal breath!
Praise for the life wrapped up in death!
"Winter Midnight" by Lucy Larcom
Yet tho' a fool I should appear,
A thousand faults revealing;
And thousand cares that wait on thee,
Sweet sacred sensibility,
O let me still be feeling.
"A Fragment" by Elizabeth Bath
I love to hear your daughters dear
The simple tale in song revealing,
Whene'er your music greets my ear
My bosom swells wi' joyous feeling--
Scotland dear!
"My Mountain Hame" by Alexander Hume

In news:

Saul Bellow 's letters may not be stylistic gems – but they reveal much about the man who wrote them.
A major retrospective reveals the extraordinary breadth of the American artist's work.
Eric Benet Reveals First Photo of Daughter, Lucia Bella.
Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington revealed some of the personal demons that he had to deal with in his life.
The agency revealed air monitoring data collected in April to state Sen Wendy Davis today.
Ancient blob-like creature of the deep revealed by scientists.
An MRI test reveals the tendinitis.
Colorado Sen Michael Bennet dropped a bombshell last week by revealing that his Republican opponent, Tea Party favorite Ken Buck, wants to raise taxes.
Prepare for what Mars rover Curiosity and other ' big science ' may reveal.
Thrifty Christy reveals transformation from big spender to savvy saver and giver.
In an appearance on TBS' Conan Monday, she reveals Bachmann's response.
How much information should I reveal to him.
'Hobbit' Poster Reveals a Sword-Wielding Bilbo (Photo).
A scientists reveals the harassment he experienced from animal rights activists.
Revealing a mini-supermassive black hole .
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In science:

Not very surprisingly, Lenard’s papers revealed many similarities to the classical moment problem ([A], [S2]).
Determinantal random point fields
Determination of the acceptance probability at step t + 1 will reveal knowledge about the colors of some subset, call it Dt , of Vt .
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
Theoretically, the new phase was revealed by a real space renormalization group (MDH) approach .
Breakdown of the perturbative renormalization group for S >= 1 random antiferromagnetic spin chains
The application of the Cauchy-Riemann operator or its conjugate to a complex function thus reveals whether the function is differentiable or not.
Bicomplex algebra and function theory
To this end, the principle of universality that applies to systems with scale-free structures can play an important role in revealing those properties of the dynamics that are relevant for the universal behavior of a network.
Access time of an adaptive random walk on the world-wide Web
III the mechanism of synchronization of two particles will be revealed by using the error dynamics.
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
However, to the best of my knowledge such a cause has not been revealed yet.
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
Therefore it should not have been a surprise when the first Chandra data revealed yet more differences.
Revealing the Energetics and Structure of AGN Jets
It reveals multiscaling behaviour for η
Dynamical random multiplicative cascade model in 1+1 dimensions
The expression for Df (m) reveals that as value of m increases, the fractal dimension decreases very sharply and in the limit m −→ ∞, Df (m) −→ 0.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
Several chiral models on a lattice, which are convenient for numerics, have been studied and interesting physics around zero-energy have been revealed.
Singular Density of States of Disordered Dirac Fermions in the Chiral Models
It is this specific feature of spectral correlations in symplectic ensembles of non-Hermitean random matrices that has been revealed, for n = 1, in early numerical simulations due to Halasz, Osborn and Verbaarschot (1997).
Eigenvalue correlations in non-Hermitean symplectic random matrices
Number density contour maps are useful for revealing the areas with the highest stellar density.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
Simulations reveal that these correlations exists but are of short range (not shown).
Absorbing phase transition in a conserved lattice gas with random neighbor particle hopping
For this model, it reveals that the topology of cluster configurations has a deep meaning concerning criticality.
Euler-Poincare' Characteristic and Phase Transition in the Potts Model
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