• WordNet 3.6
    • v disclose 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 disclose disclose to view as by removing a cover "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: For hundreds of years, the Chinese zealously guarded the secret of sericulture; imperial law decreed death by torture to those who disclosed how to make silk.
    • n Disclose Disclosure.
    • Disclose To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal. "How softly on the Spanish shore she plays, Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown!""Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose ."
    • Disclose To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs. "If I disclose my passion,
      Our friendship 's an end."
    • Disclose To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover. "The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty."
    • Disclose To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch. "The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat of the discloseth them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Meg Ryan turned down plum lead parts in the films "Steel Magnolias," "Pretty Woman," and "Silence of the Lambs." A few years after her rejection of "Silence of the Lambs," which earned Jodie Foster a Best Actress Oscar, Ryan disclosed to Barbara Walters in a television interview that she had felt the role "was dangerous and a little ugly. I felt it was too dark - for me."
    • disclose Unclosed; open; made public.
    • disclose To uncover; lay open; remove a cover from and expose to view.
    • disclose To cause to appear; allow to be seen; bring to light; make known; reveal, either by indication or by speech: as, events have disclosed the designs of the government; to disclose a plot.
    • disclose To open; hatch.
    • disclose Synonyms To unveil, unfold, discover.
    • disclose To divulge, communicate, confess, betray.
    • disclose To burst open, as a flower; unclose.
    • n disclose Disclosure; discovery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disclose dis-klōz′ to unclose: to open: to lay open: to bring to light: to reveal
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  • Jean Paul Richter
    “A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another s.”
  • Joel E. Ross
    Joel E. Ross
    “Don't hide your strategy under a bushel. Communicate it throughout your company. It's better today to disclose too much than too little.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.”
  • Susan Sontag
    “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos, desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore, to open, F. déclore,; pref. des-,L. dis-,) + clore, to shut, fr. L. claudere, to shut. See Close, and cf. Disclusion
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. desclos—L. discludēredis, apart, claudĕre, to shut, close.


In literature:

Yet the conditions disclosed by even such an inspection were, to the colonel, a revelation.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
But a careful search failed to disclose the missing Rex III.
"The Moving Picture Girls at Oak Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
A cry arose that I should open my packet and disclose what it contained.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
The real reason was that the Colonel did not desire any light shed on the transaction that would disclose his part in it.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Then the six deliberately lifted their dominoes, disclosing trouser legs and men's shoes.
"Grace Harlowe's Plebe Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
A close observation discloses that they are golden bees.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The waggons had been drawn partially apart, disclosing the space between.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Never disclose your hand except on a showdown.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
I am oppressed by a sense of the discrepancy between the world that books disclose to me, and the world that I myself inhabit.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
At length he summoned up courage enough to disclose his wish.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton

In poetry:

Not a word will he disclose,
Not a word of all he knows.
I must lay him on the shelf,
And make up the tale myself.
"The Dumb Soldier" by Robert Louis Stevenson
What is fairer then a rose?
What is sweeter? yet it purgeth.
Purgings enmitie disclose,
Enmitie forbearance urgeth.
"The Rose" by George Herbert
Yet wherefore strain thy tiny throat,
While other birds repose?
What means thy melancholy note?--
The mystery disclose!
"The Whip-Poor-Will." by George Pope Morris
Dost deem the eternity to come
The secret will disclose at last
Whereunto an eternal past
Held lips to revelation dumb?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Obedient to your wish am I,
And thus my sentiments disclose:
Together you must live and die,
Together must be friends or foes.
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
A word, a sigh, and lo, how plain
Its magic breath discloses
Our life's long vista through a lane
Of threescore summers' roses!
"The Old Tune" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

New York City Whole Foods CEO Receives $162,160 for 2007 After Self-imposed The chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc received compensation valued at $162,160 in fiscal 2007, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing on Monday.
The Pentagon has dropped its attempt to shield some consultants from public scrutiny and will require all retired admirals and generals it hires under its "senior mentors" program to disclose their employers, earnings and stocks they own.
Democrat and Republican leaders are battling over disclosing big-dollar donors.
A star or maybe a fading star "discloses" a "troubling diagnosis" that he or she has "struggled with" in "silence".
"If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves".
Officials say a study group will decide how to provide the pictures without disclosing state secrets.
TechCrunch reports that Stanza 's developers, Lexcycle, received a call from Apple to demand the removal of the feature, for reasons that could not be publicly disclosed.
That people with HIV can be classified as sex offenders for life if they don't disclose their status.
Representatives for Intel Corp. Plan to disclose that the company will ship its next-generation "Rosedale 2" WiMAX chip within the next 6 to 9 months, a company spokeswoman confirmed Monday.
The Fugitive disclosed that this weekend, he/she would be wearing their black, white, and red.
DAVE MILLER (full disclose, that's Dave Miller of Metro ) has been called a "dirty mod" more than once in his life.
The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
Financial details were not disclosed.
Tennis Ball details disclosed, come out to support Suncoast.
Tennis Ball details disclosed, come out to support Suncoast.

In science:

The investigation of the first cosmic structures has started to attract a huge collective effort, as the distant universe is progressively disclosed by the most advanced observing facilities.
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
According to their analysis the TO stars disclose a lower [Fe/H] than the more evolved stars.
Stellar Evolutionary Models: challenges from observations of stellar systems
These correlation lengths disclose numerical artifacts in the first regime.
Impact of dimensionless numbers on the efficiency of MRI-induced turbulent transport
Remarks a) and b) above show that, for propagating the errors, if we keep the only operators A and Γ and formulae (12), then operator A discloses some ambiguity for its first order terms.
Bringing errors into focus
But both numbers of subscriptions and ad pages had declined 20% or more from 2000 to 2006, And, by unanimous vote of shareholders, it was sold on 10 February to New Track Media LLC for a price not disclosed to the public or to non-share-holding employees.
Astrophysics in 2006