- 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.
Revelation is defined as a surprising fact or event that makes you look at things in a new way.
- 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
- [R-] 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 … 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 Bible
Origin of revelationMiddle English revelacion from Old French revelation from Latin revēlātiō revēlātiōn- from revēlātus past participle of revēlāre to reveal ; see reveal 1.
- (biblical) The final book of the New Testament of the Bible.