Vail meaning

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A tip; gratuity.
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To doff one's hat.
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To be of use, service, or profit; avail.
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(obsolete) Profit; return; proceeds.
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(chiefly in the plural, obsolete) Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; also vale.

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(obsolete) Submission.
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Sir Walter Scott.

Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.

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To let fall; to allow or cause to sink.
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Archaic form of veil.
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Archaic form of veil.
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A town in Colorado.
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A city in Iowa.
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To lower (a banner, for example).
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To doff (one's hat) as a token of respect or submission.
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To descend; lower.
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A town of central Colorado west of Denver near Vail Mountain, a peak about 3,432 m (11,260 ft) high. It is a popular ski area and mountain resort.
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To lower; let sink or fall down.
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To take off or tip (one's hat, etc.) as a sign of respect or submission.
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Origin of vail

  • Middle English valen short for avalen from Old French avaler from aval downward from Latin ad vallem to the valley ad to ad– vallem accusative of vallēs valley wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Aphetic form of avail

    From Wiktionary

  • Aphetic form of avale

    From Wiktionary