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revelation

noun

  1. (speech act)  the speech act of making something evident
    Synonyms: disclosure, revealing. Type of: speech act
  2. (insight)  an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
    Type of: insight
  3. (informing)  communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
    Synonyms: divine revelation. Type of: informing

Revelation

noun

Etymology summary

"disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency", from Old...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

revelation [religion]

in religion, the disclosure of divine or sacred reality or purpose to humanity. In the religious view, such disclosure may come through mystical ... (23 of 955 words, 10 images)

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Wikipedia:

Revelation

the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities. Some religions have religious texts which they view as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. For ... (38 of 5572 words, 4 images)

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Revelation (disambiguation)

the act of revealing through communication with supernatural entities. Revelation, or The Revelation may also refer to: Book of Revelation or simply Revelation, the last book of the New Testament | Revelation (Latter Day Saints), a teaching of the... (38 of 831 words, 95 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation | the Apocalypse [synonym, sense-specific] | the Revelation of Saint John the Divine [synonym, sense-specific] | revelational [adjective, derived]

the act or process of disclosing something previously secret or obscure, especially something true | a fact disclosed or revealed, especially in a ... (22 of 556 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/revelation

Merriam-Webster:

revelation | Revelation [sense-specific] | Revelations [sense-specific] | Apocalypse [sense-specific] | disclosure [synonym, sense-specific] | divulgence [synonym, sense-specific] | exposure [synonym, sense-specific] | bombshell [similar, sense-specific] | kick [similar, sense-specific] | ...

an act of revealing or communicating divine truth ; something that is revealed by God to humans | an act of revealing to view or making known ; ... (27 of 181 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/revelation

Oxford Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation | Revelations | the Revelation of St John the Divine | revelational [derived]

a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others | the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown | ... (23 of 171 words, 5 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/revelation

New World Dictionary:

revelation | Revelations [sense-specific] | Rev [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Rv [abbreviation, sense-specific] | revelator [noun, related] | revelatory [adjective, related]

a revealing, or disclosing, of something | something disclosed; disclosure; especially, a striking disclosure, as of something not previously known or ... (20 of 121 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revelation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

[countable] a surprising piece of information | [singular] a surprising and enjoyable experience that makes you realize something that you previously ... (20 of 89 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/revelation

Random House Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation [sense-specific] | Rev. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Revelation: Revelations [synonym, sense-specific] | Revelation: The Revelation of St. John the Divine [synonym, sense-specific]

the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure. | something revealed or disclosed, especially a striking disclosure, as of something not before ... (20 of 87 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/revelation

Cambridge Dictionary:

revelation | come as/be a revelation | come as a revelation | come be a revelation

when something is made known that was secret, or a fact that is made known | "come as/be a revelation": to be an extremely pleasant surprise (25 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revelation

American Heritage Dictionary:

revelation | Rev. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Rv. [abbreviation, sense-specific] | Revelation [abbreviation, sense-specific]

The act of revealing or disclosing. | Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized. | [theology] ... (20 of 63 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revelation

Wiktionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

The act of revealing or disclosing | Something that is revealed. | Something dramatically disclosed | [theology] A manifestation of divine truth | A great success (22 of 34 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/revelation

Revelation [Bible] | The Apocalypse [synonym] | The Apocalypse of John [synonym] | The Book of Revelation [synonym] | The Revelation of St. John the Divine [synonym] | The Revelation to John [synonym] | Revelations [misspelling]

The final book of the New Testament of the Bible. (10 of 13 words)

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Columbia Encyclopedia:

Revelation | Apocalypse

the last book of the New Testament. It was written about 95 AD on Patmos Island off the coast of Asia Minor by an exile named John, in the wake of ... (31 of 304 words, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

information that is newly disclosed, especially surprising, or valuable | a surprisingly good or valuable experience | the revealing of something ... (19 of 84 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701809​/definition​.html  [offline]

Revelation | Revelations | Apocalypse [Bible]

a book of the Bible that includes a description of the end of the world (15 of 28 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701810​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

revelation

First use: about 1300

Origin: "disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency", from Old French revelacion, from Latin revelationem (nominative ... (21 of 72 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation | Revelations | the Revelation of St John the Divine

Origin: Middle English (in the theological sense): from Old French, or from late Latin revelatio(n-), from revelare "lay bare" (see ... (19 of 27 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/revelation

American Heritage Dictionary:

revelation

Origin: Middle English revelacion, from Old French revelation, from Latin revēlātiō, revēlātiōn-, from revēlātus, past ... (14 of 23 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

revelation

Origin: Middle English reuelacioun from Old French revelation from ecclesiastical Late Latin revelatio from past participle of Latin revelare

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/revelation

Merriam-Webster:

revelation | Revelation [sense-specific]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English revelacioun, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin revelation-, revelatio, from Latin revelare to reveal

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/revelation

Wiktionary:

revelation

Origin: Latin revēlātiō ("disclosure"), from revēlō ("to disclose"), re ("again") + vēlō ("to cover").

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Collins Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Church Latin revēlātiō from Latin revēlāre to reveal

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/revelation

Encarta Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin revelat- past participle of revelare

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701809​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

revelation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "revelation"

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Collins Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "revelation"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "revelation"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revelation"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

revelation

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "revelation"

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the Free Dictionary:

revelation

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Google Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "revelation"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

revelation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "revelation"

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YourDictionary Audio:

revelation

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "revelation" by speech synthesizer

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