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re·veal 1 (rĭ-vēl)
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tr.v. re·vealed, re·veal·ing, re·veals
1.
a. To make known (something concealed or unknown): She revealed that she was pregnant. The study revealed the toxic effects of the pollutant.
b. To cause to be seen; show: The curtains parted, revealing a ballerina. The x-ray revealed a broken bone.
2. To make known by supernatural or divine means: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven" (Romans 1:18).
n.
The making known of an important, secret, or salient occurrence, such as the revealing of a major development, plot twist, or visual effect in a movie: "Seeing [the Wiz] in human form in the first act diminishes the power of the reveal in the second" (Bob Verini).

[Middle English revelen, from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre : re-, re- + vēlāre, to cover (from vēlum, veil).]

re·veala·ble adj.
re·vealer n.
re·vealment n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 
re·veal 2 (rĭ-vēl)
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n.
1.
a. The part of the side of a window or door opening that is between the outer surface of a wall and the window or door frame.
b. The whole side of such an opening; the jamb.
2. The framework of a motor vehicle window.

[From Middle English revalen, to lower, from Old French revaler : re-, re- + avaler, to lower (from a val, down : a, to from Latin ad; see AD- + val, valley; see VALE1).]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 

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