Dis*close" (?), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Disclosed (?); p. pr. & vb.
n. Disclosing.] [OE. desclosen,
disclosen, fr. disclos, desclos, not shut in,
open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to open, F.
déclore; pref. des- (L. dis-) +
clore to shut, fr. L. claudere to shut. See
Close, and cf. Disclusion.] 1. To
unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to
The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the heat
of the discloseth them. Bacon.
2. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to
set free from inclosure; to uncover.
The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in
them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
3. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to
appear; to bring to light; to reveal.
How softly on the Spanish shore she plays,
Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown!
Her lively looks a sprightly mind
4. To make known, as that which has been kept
secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have
disclosed his designs.
If I disclose my passion, Addison.
Our friendship 's an end.
Syn. -- To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal;
divulge; tell; utter.
Dis*close", n. Disclosure.
[Obs.] Shak. Young.