1. 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,Waller.
She might not, would not, yet reveal her own.
2. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural
instruction or agency).
Syn. To communicate; disclose; divulge; unveil; uncover; open; discover; impart; show. See Communicate.
Reveal, Divulge. To reveal is literally to lift the veil, and thus make known what was previously
concealed; to divulge is to scatter abroad among the people, or make publicly known. A mystery or
hidden doctrine may be revealed; something long confined to the knowledge of a few is at length divulged.
"Time, which reveals all things, is itself not to be discovered." Locke. "A tragic history of facts divulged."
1. A revealing; a disclosure. [Obs.]
2. (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. [Written also revel.]
(Re*veal`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being revealable; revealableness.
(Re*veal"a*ble) a. Capable of being revealed. Re*veal"a*ble*ness, n.
(Re*veal"er) n. One who, or that which, reveals.
(Re*veal"ment) n. Act of revealing. [R.]
(Re*veg"e*tate) v. i. To vegetate anew.
(Re*veil"le) n. [F. réveil, fr. réveiller to awake; pref. re- re- + pref. es- (L. ex) + veiller to
awake, watch, L. vigilare to watch. The English form was prob. taken by mistake from the French imper.
réveillez,2d pers. pl. See Vigil.] (Mil.) The beat of drum, or bugle blast, about break of day, to give
notice that it is time for the soldiers to rise, and for the sentinels to forbear challenging. "Sound a reveille."
For at dawning to assail yeSir W. Scott.
Here no bugles sound reveille.
(Rev"el) n. (Arch.) See Reveal. [R.]
(Rev"el), n. [OF. revel rebellion, disorder, feast, sport. See Revel, v. i.] A feast with loose and
noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal.
This day in mirth and revel to dispend.Chaucer.
Some men ruin . . . their bodies by incessant revels.Rambler. Master of the revels, Revel master. Same as Lord of misrule, under Lord.
(Rev"el), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reveled or Revelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Reveling or Revelling.] [OF.
reveler to revolt, rebel, make merry, fr. L. rebellare. See Rebel.]
1. To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry. Shak.
2. To move playfully; to indulge without restraint. "Where joy most revels." Shak.