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English Dictionary: revealing by the DICT Development Group
2 results for revealing
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
revealing
adj
  1. disclosing unintentionally; "a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"
    Synonym(s): revealing, telling, telltale(a)
  2. showing or making known; "her dress was scanty and revealing"
    Antonym(s): concealing
n
  1. the speech act of making something evident [syn: disclosure, revelation, revealing]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Reveal \Re*veal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revealed}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Revealing}.] [F. r[82]v[82]ler, L. revelare, revelatum,
      to unveil, reveal; pref. re- re- + velare to veil; fr. velum
      a veil. See {Veil}.]
      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, She
                     might not, would not, yet reveal her own. --Waller.
  
      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.
  
      Usage: 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. [bd]Time, which reveals all
                  things, is itself not to be discovered.[b8] --Locke.
                  [bd]A tragic history of facts divulged.[b8]
                  --Wordsworth.
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