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REVELATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Revelation mean? 

REVELATION (noun)
  The noun REVELATION has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: REVELATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVELATION (noun)


Sense 1revelation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The speech act of making something evident

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

disclosure; revealing; revelation

Hypernyms ("revelation" is a kind of...):

speech act (the use of language to perform some act)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "revelation"):

leak; news leak (unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information)

informing; ratting (to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors))

giveaway (an unintentional disclosure)

discovery ((law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side concerning the facts in the case)

discovery (something that is discovered)

divulgement; divulgence (the act of disclosing something that was secret or private)

display (behavior that makes your feelings public)

singing; tattle; telling (disclosing information or giving evidence about another)

exposure (the disclosure of something secret)


Sense 2revelation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An enlightening or astonishing disclosure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("revelation" is a kind of...):

brainstorm; brainwave; insight (the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation)


Sense 3revelation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("revelation" is a kind of...):

informing; making known (a speech act that conveys information)


Sense 4Revelation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Book of Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Apocalypse; Revelation

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

Domain member category:

Four Horsemen ((New Testament) the four evils that will come at the end of the world: conquest rides a white horse; war a red horse; famine a black horse; plague a pale horse)

Holonyms ("Revelation" is a part of...):

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


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