un·​veil | \ˌən-ˈvāl \
unveiled; unveiling; unveils

Definition of unveil 

transitive verb

1 : to remove a veil or covering from

2 : to make public : divulge, reveal a good time to unveil their plans

intransitive verb

: to throw off a veil or protective cloak

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Examples of unveil in a Sentence

The developer unveiled plans for a new housing complex. The company will unveil its newest product today.

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The president's remarks come a day after several leftists unveil an abolish ICE banner at the Statue of Liberty. Fox News, "Gowdy to Schiff: GOP doesn't give a damn what you think," 6 July 2018 David Lindquist/IndyStar The Indiana State Fair added classic-rock pedigree to its lineup today by unveiling Robbie Krieger as the 17th and final headliner for the Chevrolet Free Stage. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robbie Krieger is final addition to Indiana State Fair lineup," 28 June 2018 That's why the Republican leader is unveiling new billboards on several roads leading to Fort Worth, where the Texas Democratic Party will hold its biennial state convention. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Hey, Texas Democrats: Gov. Abbott has a message for you," 19 June 2018 Sessions was in Concord Thursday to unveil a plan to beef up the ranks of federal prosecutors going after fentanyl dealers in jurisdictions hit hardest by the overdose epidemic, including New Hampshire. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Sessions singles out ‘sanctuary city of Lawrence’ in N.H. opioid speech," 12 July 2018 Two new, very pricey and powerful MacBook Pros have just been unveiled by Apple. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Listen up! Take Talking Tech on the road with these daily podcasts," 12 July 2018 The town is also prepping to unveil a comprehensive redevelopment plan this fall to guide the Heritage District's future development. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Gilbert sells for $8.1 million," 26 June 2018 The Enquirer/Meg Vogel FC Cincinnati officials are expected to unveil plans Tuesday, June 26, to develop a practice field and training center in Milford. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati to unveil plans for Milford park," 25 June 2018 In late July, the city is expected to unveil Victory Pointe, a $9.5 million passive park that includes an observation tower, hiking trail and event center. Michael Candelaria, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Clermont Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of unveil

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unveil

: to show or reveal (something) to others for the first time

: to remove a cover from (something) so that people can see it


un·​veil | \ˌən-ˈvāl \
unveiled; unveiling

Kids Definition of unveil

: to show or make known to the public for the first time The statue was unveiled. The mayor unveiled a new plan.

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