un·​veil | \ ˌən-ˈvāl How to pronounce unveil (audio) \
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.
Recent Examples on the Web Prosecutors have not unveiled a possible motive in the case but have said that O'Donnell was filmed removing security cameras from Collins' home on the day Collins was last seen alive. John Moritz, Arkansas Online, "4th judge assigned in Arkansas ex-senator's death case," 28 Nov. 2019 So perhaps there's an unseen answer yet to be unveiled, now that Winslow again will be on the practice court. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Does Justise Winslow start when again able?," 26 Nov. 2019 At 8 pm Pacific time tonight, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will take the stage to unveil another one of his moonshot dreams: the all-electric Tesla Cybertruck. Wired, "An Electric Tesla Truck, the 8-Hour Workday Lie, and More News," 21 Nov. 2019 Plus, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is expected to unveil her larger vision early next year for additional travel lanes dedicated to buses. Andrew Theen | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Portland celebrated painting a few lanes red this week, but what about the Transit Mall?," 1 Nov. 2019 The Cincinnati Ballet on Friday unveiled design plans for a new 57,000-square-foot ballet center in Walnut HIlls. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Ballet unveils design for new Walnut Hills dance center," 1 Nov. 2019 In October of last year, a ceremony was held to unveil the new street sign. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, "Controversy over dedication to Armenian American author in Tujunga echoes local debates," 17 Oct. 2019 Clubs in Santa Ana, Newport Beach and Irvine are expected to unveil their new remodels in the next several weeks. Daily Pilot, "Children delight in newly renovated Boys & Girls Club of Costa Mesa," 15 Oct. 2019 Google unveiled the new Pixel 4 and 4 XL Tuesday morning, but the Pixel 3 and 3a still stand as strong smartphones. CNN Money, "Save big on Google's Pixel line on Amazon," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unveil

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

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“Unveil.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unveiling. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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 How to pronounce unveil (audio) \
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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