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.

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Late last month, the network unveiled new graphics that now live almost permanently along the left-hand and bottom edges of the channel, displaying various betting odds, lines, and predictions. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "ESPNews Odds-on Favorite to Become ESPN’s Home for Gambling Content," 12 Sep. 2019 The company unveiled sleek prototypes of its electric pickup truck and SUV models last year. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Rivian, aiming to be Tesla of trucks, gets $350 million investment as it gears up to open Illinois factory," 11 Sep. 2019 In 2016, for instance, the industry giant unveiled CareKit, a software framework for developing healthcare apps. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Apple continues health push with three new medical studies," 10 Sep. 2019 Last week, the Trump administration unveiled a plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. BostonGlobe.com, "The S&P 500 ended virtually flat as losses in technology and health care stocks outweighed gains in financials and other sectors. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks, which has lagged the S&P 500 this year, outpaced the rest of the market.," 10 Sep. 2019 Last week, the Trump administration unveiled a plan for ending government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Washington Post, "S&P 500 finishes flat; smaller company stocks notch gains," 10 Sep. 2019 Earlier this month the amusement park unveiled what is being proclaimed as the world’s first cable-to-rail zipline roller coaster. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Is Now Home to the World's First Zipline Roller Coaster," 9 Sep. 2019 Last week a school district in Michigan unveiled plans for a new high school building with features designed to thwart gunmen including curved hallways and impact-resistant windows. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "The Right Wing’s Cultural Civil War Is a Drag," 9 Sep. 2019 In 1951, the state unveiled a new refinancing plan for the original Bay Bridge that would include smaller projects (including the Webster Tube in Alameda) and an engineering study for a new southern crossing. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "See the ‘twin’ Bay Bridge that nearly happened despite outrage from SF," 6 Sep. 2019

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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 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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