vela-, vel-, veal-

(Latin: covering, velare, "to cover"; a veil)

1. To allow something to be seen that, until then, had been hidden.
2. To make clear and visible that which had been hidden or covered before.
3. Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.
4. To make something known by what is believed to be by divine or supernatural means.
5. Etymology: from about 1400, revelen, a learned borrowing from Latin revelare, "to reveal, to unveil, to draw back a veil"; composed of re-, "back, opposite of" + velare, "to cover, to veil" from Latin velum, "a veil".
revealability (s) (noun) (no pl)
The potentiality of being disclosed or made public: There was no doubt that the revealability of Jane's pregnancy was to come about in just a few months!
revealable (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Possible of being made known or disclosed: Becky was in her 5th month of pregnancy and it was already quite revealable!
2. Capable of being seen or shown: Lynn's broken arm was revealable after an x-ray had been performed.
1. A description of clothes which show more of the human body than is normal; such as, a revealing dress or shirt.
2. Showing something that was not previously known or seen.
Any one or that which makes something known or shows anything which is surprising or that was previously a secret.
revelation (s) (noun), revelations (pl)
1. The act of making something known to other people: A revelation is often a secret or a surprising fact that is presented to those who are not aware of what is going on or which has recently happened.

The article in the newspaper that Tom is reading includes some shocking revelations about the local politician's personal life.

2. Etymology: from Latin revelationem; from revelare, "to reveal."
A dramatic disclosure of something.
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An act of making something known.
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A dramatic disclosure of something not known before.
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Tempus omnia revelat.
Time reveals everything.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look": blep-; delo-; demonstra-; opt-; -orama; pare-; phanero-; phant-; pheno-; scopo-; spec-; video-, visuo-.