Definitions of unveil

  1. make visible; " Summer brings out bright clothes"; " He brings out the best in her"; " The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"
  2. remove the veil from; " Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
  3. remove the cover from; " unveil a painting"
  4. To remove a veil from; to divest of a veil; to uncover; to disclose to view; to reveal; as, she unveiled her face.
  5. To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
  6. To disclose by taking off a veil; to reveal.
  7. To take off a veil; to show one's own nature.
  8. To remove the veil from; uncover; disclose; unfold.
  9. To uncover; to divest of a veil.
  10. To uncover; to disclose to view.

Usage examples for unveil

  1. He quietly gave his orders for the necessary arrangements, lent the women the help of his stronger arm, took out his painting implements, and then requested the matron to unveil the dead girl, that he might see from which side it would be best to take the portrait. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Spirit that I invoked, thou near me art, Unveil thyself! – Faust by Goethe
  3. And while he could unveil villainy, as is the case pre- eminently in Huish in the Ebb- Tide, he shrank from inflicting the punishments for which untutored human nature looks, and thus he lost one great aid to crude dramatic effect. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  4. For I do not exaggerate when I say that for many noble- hearted, well- educated, high- minded women to be forced to unveil their hearts before the eyes of a man, to open to him all the most sacred recesses of their souls, all the most sacred mysteries of their single or married life, to allow him to put to them questions which the most depraved woman would never consent to hear from her vilest seducer, is often more horrible and intolerable than to be tied on burning coals. – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  5. There are writers who profess to honour a lofty ideal by a cynical disparagement of everything that falls short of it; who unveil the selfish recesses of the heart as a mistaken stimulus to its virtues; who pay their tribute to great work by belittling human endeavour. – Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  6. Executioner orders her to unveil. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  7. You'll see it yourself as soon as you unveil it. – General John Regan 1913 by George A. Birmingham
  8. The attack upon him culminated in April, 1883, when his selection to unveil the statue of Lord Beaconsfield seemed to indicate that he was to be the future premier whenever the Conservatives might come to power. – The Government of England (Vol. I) by A. Lawrence Lowell
  9. Hence it grew into an almost haunting temptation with Hugh, to try to produce this expression, to unveil the coy light of the beautiful soul. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  10. And how strange is the meeting between the distant East and West, the distant past and near present, visible in the fact, that it is missionaries from America who now unveil to the dwellers in the land of the Chaldees, and to the wanderers among the mountains which shadow the birth- place of the human race, that blessed faith and hope which dwelt in Abram, as he journeyed at the dawn of history from that old land, and which has returned thither again in Christian men embued with Abram's faith, after having accompanied civilisation around the globe? – Parish Papers by Norman Macleod
  11. Then suddenly he saw her lashes sweep up to unveil eyes at once mirthful and admonitory; her hungry mouth murmured incongruously an edged warning. – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  12. Then again I did not like to unveil myself. – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  13. " They do that, too," I replied; " but they have also invented these questions, which probe the mind to the marrow and unveil the soul." – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  14. There is a burden which every man must bear, and none can bear for him: for there is a personality which, even if we would, we cannot unveil to human eyes. – Friendship by Hugh Black
  15. For a moment he seemed to be about to order her to unveil, but Inez called to him that it was not decent before all these Moors, whereon he nodded and ordered the captain to proceed. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  16. The unveiling of its impulse, he was confident, would unveil the mystery at the house. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  17. Then would they not teach men of themselves, unveil their own loveliness to a chosen few, even for the sake of their own honour, if not, as she had dreamed once, from love to those who bore a kindred flame to theirs?.... – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  18. Speak and inflict- I still can spurn- the doom; Unveil the altar to prepare the tomb! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  19. We are under the guidance of an initiate; the poet himself promises to unveil the mystery of his inspiration for us. – The Poet's Poet by Elizabeth Atkins
  20. " Unveil her, she'll let you, if she have any charms to show," he continued lazily. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny