Definitions of revelation

  1. the speech act of making something evident
  2. an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
  3. communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
  4. 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
  5. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.
  6. That which is revealed.
  7. The act of revealing divine truth.
  8. That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.
  9. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.
  10. The act of making known that which was secret; that which is made known; Revelation, the last book of the New Testament; the A pocalypse.
  11. The act of revealing or making known: that which is revealed: the revealing divine truth: that which is revealed by God to man: the Apocalypse or last book of the New Testament:- pl. unexpected and usually scandalous disclosures touching public and sometimes private affairs.
  12. Act of revealing; anything revealed; divine communication; last book of the New Testament.
  13. The act of revealing; that which is revealed.
  14. The Apocalypse.
  15. The act of revealing; that which is revealed; the act of revealing or that which is revealed on the part of God to man; the Apocalypse. See Reveal.
  16. The act of disclosing to others what was formerly unknown to them; the communication of truth by God to men; the Apocalypse.

Usage examples for revelation

  1. She had been waiting for days with the revelation when he should make that old request. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  2. After that first glance he also carefully avoided the mirror which might work revelation to them as well as to himself. – A Pagan of the Hills by Charles Neville Buck
  3. One revelation has been made to the Indian, another to the white man. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  4. The look that he sent across the room to Jean was a revelation. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  5. Smith used to have his little Revelation almost every day- sometimes two before dinner. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 4 by Charles Farrar Browne
  6. What she had done filled him with dismay; but as a revelation of character it surprised him and set him to thinking. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  7. To Ted, on the other hand, the revelation of Hardy's feelings threw light on Audrey's conduct. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  8. He still refused to admit that the source of his uneasiness was that revelation set for Saturday night. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  9. The sense of his own beauty came on him like a revelation. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  10. It may have been- I know not- that Isaac Worthington wondered at this revelation of the character of Jethro Bass, for it was a revelation. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  11. The revelation only added to the mystery. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  12. " He was a revelation to me," said Willis long afterward. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  13. He would not give way even before the memory of all that he had experienced, even before the return of his grandfather, even before the revelation toward which they walked. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  14. I will take care you lose nothing by your revelation. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  15. At this unexpected revelation Grace Carden kissed him, and wept on his shoulder. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  16. I answered, If there is such a thing as divine revelation, I know of nothing that comes nearer to my ideal of what it ought to be. – The Story of Anna Kingsford and Edward Maitland and of the new Gospel of Interpretation by Edward Maitland
  17. They are the self- revelation, of the peasant soul. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  18. What I meant was that I thought I had seen you before, but you are a new revelation every time I see you. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  19. I settled down to pulling in good earnest after that rather startling revelation, trying to hold the head of the skiff just enough to the left of the eye of the wind to give her a good shoot across the current. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  20. This revelation of her aunt's, however, put a different face upon his conduct. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt