Definition of unveil in English:

unveil

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Remove a veil or covering from, in particular uncover (a new monument or work of art) as part of a public ceremony.

    ‘the Princess unveiled a plaque’
    ‘the unveiling of the memorial’
    • ‘Hopes are high that the Mayor of New York will be coming to Ballymote next year to unveil a memorial in the town.’
    • ‘In April next year, he unveils this new work in a major exhibition at the McLaurin Gallery in Ayr.’
    • ‘Last September, in the presence of survivors, a striking monument was unveiled there.’
    • ‘The Lord Mayor of Hull and Admiral of the Humber will unveil the memorial after a parade led by a pipe band.’
    • ‘The Queen unveiled a wonderful monument on Saturday on behalf of the nation.’
    • ‘The veterans will lay a wreath at 2pm in memory of their fallen comrades and unveil a new memorial plaque.’
    • ‘Geoffrey will carry out the practical work at the college and is due to unveil the sculpture in June.’
    • ‘The people of Opmeer will later unveil a memorial to the RAF crew which includes part of the Stirling's wreckage.’
    • ‘Just one day later the work is unveiled at Southwark tube station, where the work hangs until the end of the year.’
    • ‘The main guest of honour will be the Minister for Transport, who will unveil the monument.’
    • ‘His family will be at the opening ceremony to unveil a plaque in his memory.’
    • ‘Only a year ago, he unveiled a memorial to another fallen Manchester policeman just three miles away.’
    • ‘A heated controversy has erupted in Estonia, as town of Lihula unveils a monument to commemorate Estonians who had died during World War Two while fighting alongside the Nazis.’
    • ‘He was to have unveiled a memorial to the Irish potato famine and those who had emigrated to the west of Scotland as a result.’
    • ‘On Saturday July 9, the Queen will unveil a monument to the women of the Second World War in Whitehall.’
    • ‘A Bradford school is to unveil four memorial benches commemorating the lives of two pupils who have died in the last year.’
    • ‘The programme, Surreally Scozzese, the first in a new series in the Artery strand, unveils the work of Enrico Cocozza, the forgotten filmmaker who died in 1997.’
    • ‘A York Council spokeswoman said the mistake had been spotted too late for yesterday's unveiling ceremony to be re-arranged.’
    • ‘The family of a couple found dead at their Melksham home joined a ceremony to unveil two benches in their memory at the weekend.’
    • ‘While I was there, a street party was held to unveil a work of public art.’
    1. 1.1Show or announce publicly for the first time.
      ‘the Home Secretary has unveiled plans to crack down on crime’
      • ‘Council chiefs at Selby unveiled plans for a 175-space car park at Back Micklegate.’
      • ‘Dartford Council was planning to announce the new designers next month when they unveil the new plans.’
      • ‘Until the consortium unveils its plans, probably on Tuesday, the full roster of the people involved will not be known, but there is no doubt that they see Livingston as a good investment.’
      • ‘Ambitious plans have been unveiled for Winchester's first ever nightclub.’
      • ‘Widespread opposition to the idea has raged behind the scenes since the Executive unveiled its plans last year.’
      • ‘However, the government, fearing a public backlash, delayed unveiling its proposals until September last year.’
      • ‘The plans were unveiled at a presentation before community representatives and interested groups.’
      • ‘Dixons has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its electrical retail operation on the Continent.’
      • ‘A raft of new taxes could be brought in under plans unveiled by council chiefs.’
      • ‘A model of the design was unveiled at a ceremony at the town hall on Thursday night.’
      • ‘Now plans have been unveiled by the Youth Hostel Association to convert part of the site into homes.’
      • ‘Warminster Community Radio unveiled its plans for the centre at Kingdown School on Monday evening.’
      • ‘The massive project was unveiled yesterday, but it was only today that the details became apparent.’
      • ‘If Sligo is named as a Gateway growth centre when the Government unveils its plans shortly, then it should open up all sorts of possibilities.’
      • ‘Plans are to be unveiled later this month for the Emmaus Community in disused farm buildings at Barlby near Selby.’
      • ‘Airedale Hospital unveiled plans to charge people to use its car park.’
      • ‘Walton town centre developer O&H will unveil its long-awaited plans to the community at an exhibition to be held within weeks.’
      • ‘Plans were unveiled for a new food store and 13 shopping units in Victoria Street, Skipton.’
      • ‘The company, which will unveil its plans in December, says the farm will bring a boost to the local economy.’
      • ‘The news comes as the Met unveiled a campaign aimed at preventing terror attacks.’

Pronunciation:

unveil

/ʌnˈveɪl/