(Re*vel") v. t. [L. revellere; re- + vellere to pluck, pull.] To draw back; to retract. [Obs.] Harvey.
(Rev"e*late) v. t. [L. revelatus, p. p. of revelare to reveal.] To reveal. [Obs.] Frith. Barnes.
(Rev`e*la"tion) n. [F. révélation, L. revelatio. See Reveal.]
1. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.
2. That which is revealed.
3. (Theol.) (a) The act of revealing divine truth. (b) That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the
By revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words.Eph. iii. 3.
4. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.
(Rev"e*la`tor) n. [L.] One who makes a revelation; a revealer. [R.]
(Rev"el*er) n. [Written also reveller.] One who revels. "Moonshine revelers." Shak.
(Re*vel"lent) a. [L. revellens, p. pr. of revellere. See Revel, v. t.] Causing revulsion; revulsive.
n. (Med.) A revulsive medicine.
(Rev"el*ment) n. The act of reveling.
(Rev"el*ous) a. [OF. reveleus.] Fond of festivity; given to merrymaking or reveling. [Obs.]
Companionable and revelous was she.Chaucer.
(Rev"el-rout`) n. [See Rout.]
1. Tumultuous festivity; revelry. [Obs.] Rowe.
2. A rabble; a riotous assembly; a mob. [Obs.]
(Rev"el*ry) n. [See Revel, v. i. & n.] The act of engaging in a revel; noisy festivity; reveling.
And pomp and feast and revelry.Milton.
(Re*ven"di*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revendicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Revendicating.][Cf.
F. revendiquer. See Revenge.] To reclaim; to demand the restoration of. [R.] Vattel
(Re*ven`di*ca"tion) n. [F. revendication.] The act of revendicating. [R.] Vattel (Trans.)
(Re*venge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revenged p. pr. & vb. n. Revenging ] [OF. revengier, F.
revancher; pref. re- re- + OF. vengier to avenge, revenge, F. venger, L. vindicare. See Vindicate,
Vengerance, and cf. Revindicate.]
1. To inflict harm in return for, as an injury, insult, etc.; to exact satisfaction for, under a sense of injury; to
avenge; followed either by the wrong received, or by the person or thing wronged, as the object, or by