verb (used with object)
- to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
- to lay open to view; display; exhibit.
- an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
- the part of the jamb of a window or door opening between the outer wall surface and the window or door frame.
- the whole jamb of an opening between the outer and inner surfaces of a wall.
- the framework or edge of an automobile window.
- (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to disclose (a secret); divulge
- to expose to view or show (something concealed)
- (of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc
- architect the vertical side of an opening in a wall, esp the side of a window or door between the frame and the front of the wall
v.late 14c., from Old French reveler “reveal” (14c.), from Latin revelare “reveal, uncover, disclose,” literally “unveil,” from re- “opposite of” (see re-) + velare “to cover, veil,” from velum “a veil” (see veil (n.)). Related: Revealed; revealing.