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Definitions of veil

  1. To cut off the turf or sward of land. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To cover with or as with, a curtain; hide; conceal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To cover with a veil: to cover: to conceal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To cover with a veil; cover; conceal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To cover with a veil; hide; disguise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "a conspiracy of silence veiling it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To cover with a veil; to conceal; to hide. To take the veil, to become a nun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To conceal; to cover to hide. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The calyptra of mosses. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Same as Velum, 3. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; - called also velum. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A thin, gauzy covering for the face; a covering to conceal something; a disguise. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. A curtain: anything that hides an object: a piece of muslin or thin cloth worn by ladies to shade or hide the face: a cover: a disguise. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A covering; curtain; thin cloth to cover the face; cover; disguise. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A piece of thin fabric, worn over the face; a screen; also, a disguise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A thin transparent cloth used by females to shade or conceal the face; that which is used for intercepting the view and hiding something; a curtain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. The velum; the calyptra; the velum. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  27. Veiled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for veil

  1. His face was slightly flushed, and his eyes had the light which in happy moments burned through their veil of thought. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  2. " I am older than you think, Mademoiselle of the Veil – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
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