Veil meaning

vāl
Veil is defined as to cover or hide.

An example of to veil is to hide a gift under a large sheet.

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The definition of a veil is a covering, particularly one made of cloth.

An example of a veil is what a bride wears on her head.

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Any of various cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
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A membranous covering or part, as that on the developing fruiting body of certain mushrooms; a velum.
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To cover with or as if with a veil.

Dense fog veiled the bridge.

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To conceal or disguise.

A smile that veiled his anger.

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To wear a veil.
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A piece of light fabric, as of net or gauze, worn, esp. by women, over the face or head or draped from a hat to conceal, protect, or enhance the face.
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Any piece of cloth used as a concealing or separating screen or curtain.
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Anything like a veil in that it covers or conceals.

A veil of mist, a veil of silence.

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To cover with or as with a veil.
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To conceal, hide, disguise, screen, obscure, etc.
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A membranous covering or part, especially a membrane surrounding the young mushrooms of certain basidiomycete fungi. In some species the membrane (called a partial veil ) extends only from the stalk to the cap. As the cap expands, the veil breaks, leaving a ring called an annulus on the stalk and often scalelike pieces on the cap. These veil remnants are important for identifying species of mushrooms.
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Something hung up, or spread out, to hide an object from view; usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
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A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
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A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
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A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul; a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil; a Moslem veil.
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(zoology) Velum (A circular membrane round the cap of medusa)
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(mycology) A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.
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To don, or garb with, a veil.
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To conceal as with a veil.

The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.

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Origin of veil

  • Middle English from Old North French from Latin vēla pl. of vēlum a covering

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

  • From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French veile (compare modern French voile), from Latin vÄ“la, nominative plural of vÄ“lum.

    From Wiktionary