Definition of Revelation

1. Noun. The speech act of making something evident.

Exact synonyms: Disclosure, Revealing
Specialized synonyms: Singing, Tattle, Telling, Display, Divulgement, Divulgence, Discovery, Discovery, Giveaway, Informing, Ratting, Leak, News Leak, Exposure
Generic synonyms: Speech Act
Derivative terms: Disclose, Reveal



2. Noun. An enlightening or astonishing disclosure.
Generic synonyms: Brainstorm, Brainwave, Insight
Derivative terms: Reveal

3. Noun. Communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency.
Exact synonyms: Divine Revelation
Generic synonyms: Informing, Making Known
Derivative terms: Reveal

4. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Apocalypse, Book Of Revelation, Revelation Of Saint John The Divine
Examples of category: Four Horsemen
Generic synonyms: Book
Group relationships: New Testament
Derivative terms: Apocalyptic, Reveal

Definition of Revelation

1. n. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.

Definition of Revelation

1. Proper noun. (biblical) The final book of the New Testament of the Bible. ¹

2. Noun. The act of revealing or disclosing ¹

3. Noun. Something that is revealed. ¹

4. Noun. Something dramatically disclosed ¹

5. Noun. (theology) A manifestation of divine truth ¹

6. Noun. A great success ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Revelation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Revelation

1. 1. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them. 2. That which is revealed. 3. The act of revealing divine truth. That which is revealed by God to man; especially, the Bible. "By revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words." (Eph. Iii. 3) 4. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse. Origin: F. Revelation, L. Revelatio. See Reveal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Revelation

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Literary usage of Revelation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"This statement of the self- revelation of God does not explain how religion originated on the whole or primarily. The knowledge concerning God, ..."

2. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"Secondly, Traditional Revelation may make us know Propositions knowable also by Reason, but not with the same Certainty that Reason doth. by the other, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Amone those who from one point of view or another have controverted the Christian doctrine of Revelation the following may be mentioned: PAINE, ..."

4. An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke (1838)
"Does it not then stand them upon, to examine on what grounds they presume it to be a revelation from God? Or else all their confidence is mere presumption; ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Much of the confusion in which the discussion of Revelation in non-Catholic ... Revelation may be defined as the communication of some truth by God to a ..."

6. The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology by Thomas Paine, Moncure Daniel Conway (1896)
"IN WHAT THE TRUE Revelation CONSISTS. BUT some perhaps will say—Are we to have no word of God—no revelation ? ' I answer yes. ..."

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