Definition of unveil in English:



  • 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.’
      reveal, present, disclose, divulge, make known, make public, air, communicate, publish, broadcast
      display, show, exhibit, demonstrate, put on show, put on display, put on view, expose to view, parade, flaunt
      release, bring out, launch, introduce
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