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Vail

 (vāl)
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.

vail

 (vāl)
v. vailed, vail·ing, vails Archaic
v.tr.
1. To lower (a banner, for example).
2. To doff (one's hat) as a token of respect or submission.
v.intr.
1. To descend; lower.
2. To doff one's hat.

[Middle English valen, short for avalen, from Old French avaler, from aval, downward, from Latin ad vallem, to the valley : ad, to; see ad- + vallem, accusative of vallēs, valley; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

vail

(veɪl)
vb (tr)
1. to lower (something, such as a weapon), esp as a sign of deference or submission
2. to remove (the hat, cap, etc) as a mark of respect or meekness
[c14 valen, from obsolete avalen, from Old French avaler to let fall, from Latin ad vallem, literally: to the valley, that is, down, from ad to + vallis valley]

vail

(veɪl)
n, vb
an archaic word for avail

vail

(veɪl)
n, vb
an archaic spelling of veil

vail1

(veɪl)

v.t.
Archaic. to take off or doff (one's hat), as in respect.
[1300–50; Middle English valen, aph. variant of avalen < Middle French avaler to move down]

vail3

(veɪl)
Obs. n.
1. a veil.
v.t.
2. to veil.

vail


Past participle: vailed
Gerund: vailing

Imperative
vail
vail
Present
I vail
you vail
he/she/it vails
we vail
you vail
they vail
Preterite
I vailed
you vailed
he/she/it vailed
we vailed
you vailed
they vailed
Present Continuous
I am vailing
you are vailing
he/she/it is vailing
we are vailing
you are vailing
they are vailing
Present Perfect
I have vailed
you have vailed
he/she/it has vailed
we have vailed
you have vailed
they have vailed
Past Continuous
I was vailing
you were vailing
he/she/it was vailing
we were vailing
you were vailing
they were vailing
Past Perfect
I had vailed
you had vailed
he/she/it had vailed
we had vailed
you had vailed
they had vailed
Future
I will vail
you will vail
he/she/it will vail
we will vail
you will vail
they will vail
Future Perfect
I will have vailed
you will have vailed
he/she/it will have vailed
we will have vailed
you will have vailed
they will have vailed
Future Continuous
I will be vailing
you will be vailing
he/she/it will be vailing
we will be vailing
you will be vailing
they will be vailing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vailing
you have been vailing
he/she/it has been vailing
we have been vailing
you have been vailing
they have been vailing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vailing
you will have been vailing
he/she/it will have been vailing
we will have been vailing
you will have been vailing
they will have been vailing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vailing
you had been vailing
he/she/it had been vailing
we had been vailing
you had been vailing
they had been vailing
Conditional
I would vail
you would vail
he/she/it would vail
we would vail
you would vail
they would vail
Past Conditional
I would have vailed
you would have vailed
he/she/it would have vailed
we would have vailed
you would have vailed
they would have vailed
Translations
References in classic literature ?
The Prior of Jorvaulx crossed himself and repeated a pater noster, in which all devoutly joined, excepting the Jew, the Mahomedans, and the Templar; the latter of whom, without vailing his bonnet, or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic, took from his neck a gold chain, which he flung on the board, saying ``Let Prior Aymer hold my pledge and that of this nameless vagrant, in token that when the Knight of Ivanhoe comes within the four seas of Britain, he underlies the challenge of Brian de Bois-Guilbert, which, if he answer not, I will proclaim him as a coward on the walls of every Temple Court in Europe.