un·​veil ˌən-ˈvāl How to pronounce unveil (audio)
unveiled; unveiling; unveils

transitive verb

: to remove a veil or covering from
: to make public : divulge, reveal
a good time to unveil their plans

intransitive verb

: to throw off a veil or protective cloak

Example Sentences

The developer unveiled plans for a new housing complex. The company will unveil its newest product today.
Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is due to unveil a budget that will aim to restore confidence in the United Kingdom’s ability to manage its public finances. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 16 Nov. 2022 The fast food chain decided to unveil the new flavor after seeing the success of its Strawberry Frosty over the summer, Wendy’s chief marketing officer Carl Loredo told CNN Business. Orlando Mayorquin, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2022 Russia’s myriad military and economic problems, however, mean its new bomber might never fly. U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman has thrown down the gauntlet, promising to unveil its new B-21 Raider bomber next month. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 1 Nov. 2022 The Mississippi River continues to unveil more relics from the past. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2022 Microsoft is less exposed to digital ads, but the numbers it is poised to unveil may show the lowest revenue growth in years. Robert Wall, WSJ, 25 Oct. 2022 He’s now taken over as brewmaster at Valor Brewpub on Barracks Row and is set to unveil his first beer: Air Boss West Coast IPA, named after the officer responsible for aircraft operations on an aircraft carrier. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2022 After years in development, the Zamboni Company and the NHL have collaborated to unveil the first-ever electric Zamboni ride-on toy. Carol Schram, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is set to unveil her $8.75 billion budget Thursday, free of any new taxes or fees. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of unveil was in the 14th century

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“Unveil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unveil. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition



un·​veil ˌən-ˈvā(ə)l How to pronounce unveil (audio)
: to remove a veil or covering from
unveil a statue
: disclose, reveal
unveiled their plans
: to throw off a veil

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