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rev·e·la·tion

 (rĕv′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of revealing or disclosing.
b. Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.
c. A sudden insight or idea: "I'd had the idea to dig up Dad's coffin ... I was lying in bed and I had the revelation, like a simple solution to an impossible problem" (Jonathan Safran Foer).
2. Theology A manifestation of divine will or truth.
3. Revelation See Table at Bible.

[Middle English revelacion, from Old French revelation, from Latin revēlātiō, revēlātiōn-, from revēlātus, past participle of revēlāre, to reveal; see reveal1.]

revelation

(ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of disclosing something previously secret or obscure, esp something true
2. a fact disclosed or revealed, esp in a dramatic or surprising way
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity
a. God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
b. something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible
4. (Bible) Christianity
a. God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
b. something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible
[C14: from Church Latin revēlātiō from Latin revēlāre to reveal]
ˌreveˈlational adj

Revelation

(ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən)
n
(Bible) (popularly, often plural) Also called: the Apocalypse or the Revelation of Saint John the Divine the last book of the New Testament, containing visionary descriptions of heaven, of conflicts between good and evil, and of the end of the world

rev•e•la•tion

(ˌrɛv əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of revealing or disclosing; disclosure.
2. something revealed or disclosed, esp. a striking disclosure, as of something not before realized.
3. Theol.
a. God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
b. an instance of such communication or disclosure.
c. something thus communicated or disclosed.
d. something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
4. (cap.) Usu., Revelations. Also called The Revelation of St. John the Divine. the last book in the New Testament; the Apocalypse.
[1275–1325; Middle English revelacion (< Old French) < Late Latin revēlātiō= Latin revēlā(re) to reveal1 + -tiō -tion]
rev`e•la′tion•al, adj.
rev′e•la`tor, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revelation - the speech act of making something evidentrevelation - the speech act of making something evident
tattle, singing, telling - disclosing information or giving evidence about another
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
display - behavior that makes your feelings public; "a display of emotion"
divulgement, divulgence - the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
discovery - something that is discovered
discovery - (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case
giveaway - an unintentional disclosure
informing, ratting - to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
news leak, leak - unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
exposure - the disclosure of something secret; "they feared exposure of their campaign plans"
2.revelation - an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
brainstorm, brainwave, insight - the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
3.revelation - communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
making known, informing - a speech act that conveys information
4.revelation - the last book of the New TestamentRevelation - the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
Four Horsemen - (New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world: conquest rides a white horse; war a red horse; famine a black horse; plague a pale horse
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

revelation

revelation

noun
Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized:
Informal: eye opener.
Translations
كَشْفٌ مُثير للدَّهْشَهوَحْي، كَشْف
odhalenízjeveníobjev
afsløring
Jelenések könyve
afhjúpunafhjúpun, opinberun
atklājumsatklāšana
revelatie
açıklamaaçıklanan şey

revelation

[ˌrevəˈleɪʃən] Nrevelación f
(Book of) Revelationsel Apocalipsis
it was a revelation to mefue una revelación para mí

revelation

[ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃən] n
(= surprising fact) → révélation f
revelations about his private life → des révélations sur sa vie privée
(= eye-opener) → révélation f
Dali's show was a revelation → L'exposition Dali fut une révélation.
to be a revelation to sb → être une révélation pour qn
(= revealing) [affair, fact, secret] → révélation f
(RELIGION)révélation f

revelation

nEnthüllung f; (Rel) → Offenbarung f; (the book of) Revelationsdie Offenbarung (des Johannes); it was a revelation to medas hat mir die Augen geöffnet; what a revelation!unglaublich!

revelation

[ˌrɛvəˈleɪʃn] nrivelazione f
(the Book of the) Revelation (Bible) → l'Apocalisse f

revelation

(revəˈleiʃən) noun
1. the act of revealing secrets, information etc. the revelation of the true facts.
2. something made known. amazing revelations.
References in classic literature ?
Listening attentively, I recognized the words of the Resolution of the Council, enjoining the arrest, imprisonment, or execution of any one who should pervert the minds of the people by delusions, and by professing to have received revelations from another World.
Its name occurs several times in the Bible, one or two of the disciples of Christ visited it, and here was located one of the original seven apocalyptic churches spoken of in Revelations.
Before the revelations of the soul, Time, Space and Nature shrink away.
But in the foamy confusion of their mixed and struggling hosts, the marksmen could not always hit their mark; and this brought about new revelations of the incredible ferocity of the foe.
Nothing in the revelations that kept you together and yet apart in play time can save you now; you two are of no age, no experience of life separates you; it is the boy's hour, and you have come up for judgment.
Spiritual revelations were conceded to England at that favoured period, as at this.
It was that if the chief proof of the Divinity was His revelation of what is right, how is it this revelation is confined to the Christian church alone?
Theology stood on guard for the old views and accused the new of violating revelation.
The same day I called on Lady Janet to thank her, and encountered a new revelation of the wayward and original character of my dear old aunt.
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New; which carrieth the greater benediction, and the clearer revelation of God's favor.
I thought that I saw through his eyes a human affair of that most sorrowful sort as it must appear to the Infinite Compassion; the book is a sort of revelation of human nature in circumstances that have been so perpetually lied about that we have almost lost the faculty of perceiving the truth concerning an illicit love.
From his death followed the second bereavement which had made the house desolate; the helpless position of the daughters whose prosperous future had been his dearest care; the revelation of the secret which had overwhelmed her that morning; the disclosure, more terrible still, which she now stood committed to make to the orphan sisters.