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revelations

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

Revelations

noun

Etymology summary

from Church Latin revēlātiō from Latin revēlāre to reveal
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

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)

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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)

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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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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)

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Revelations | revelation | revelational [adjective, derived]

[New Testament] the last book of the New Testament, containing visionary ... | the act or process of disclosing something previously secret or ... (22 of 529 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Revelation | Revelations | Apocalypse [Bible]

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

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Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

Revelations | revelation

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Church Latin revēlātiō from Latin revēlāre to reveal

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

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)

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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

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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

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Wiktionary:

revelation

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

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Encarta Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin revelat- past participle of revelare

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Revelations

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Collins Dictionary:

revelation | Revelation

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

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the Free Dictionary:

revelation

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Google Dictionary:

revelation | revelations [plural]

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YourDictionary Audio:

revelation

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