- An example of a revelation is when your friend who has always had three dogs suddenly reveals he is a cat person.
- An example of a revelation is when a secret love affair becomes public.
- An example of a revelation is when you learn a fact that changes the way you look at the world around you.
- a revealing, or disclosing, of something
- something disclosed; disclosure; esp., a striking disclosure, as of something not previously known or realized
- communication, by a divinity or by divine agency, of divine truth or knowledge; specif., God's manifestation of the divinity or of the divine will to humanity
- an instance of this
- that which is so communicated, disclosed, or manifested
- something, as a writing or event, containing or showing such a communication, disclosure, or manifestation
- the last book of the New Testament, ascribed to John (in full The Revelation of Saint John the Divine); Apocalypse: abbrev. Rev or Rvalso Revelations
Origin of revelationMiddle English reuelacioun ; from Old French revelation ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin revelatio ; from past participle of Classical Latin revelare
- 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 &ellipsis; I was lying in bed and I had the revelation, like a simple solution to an impossible problem” (Jonathan Safran Foer).
- Theology A manifestation of divine will or truth.
- Revelation See Table at Bible.
Origin of revelationMiddle English revelacion, from Old French revelation, from Latin rev&emacron;lati&omacron;, rev&emacron;lati&omacron;n-, from rev&emacron;latus, past participle of rev&emacron;lare, to reveal; see reveal1.
- (biblical) The final book of the New Testament of the Bible.