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veil

 (vāl)
n.
1.
a. A length of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and often the face, especially by women.
b. A length of netting attached to a woman's hat or hair worn for decoration or to protect the head and face.
c. A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
2.
a. The part of a nun's headdress that frames the face and falls over the shoulders.
b. The life or vows of a nun: assumed the veil.
3. Any of various cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
4.
a. A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
b. Something that conceals, separates, or screens like a curtain: a veil of secrecy.
5. Biology A membranous covering or part, as that on the developing fruiting body of certain mushrooms; a velum.
v. veiled, veil·ing, veils
v.tr.
1. To cover with or as if with a veil: Dense fog veiled the bridge.
2. To conceal or disguise: a smile that veiled his anger.
v.intr.
To wear a veil.

[Middle English, from Old North French, from Latin vēla, pl. of vēlum, a covering.]

Veil

(French vaɪl)
n
(Biography) Simone (Annie) (simɔn). born 1927, French stateswoman; president of the European Parliament (1979–82): a survivor of Nazi concentration camps

Veil

(French vaɪl)
n
(Biography) Simone (Annie) (simɔn). born 1927, French stateswoman; president of the European Parliament (1979–82): a survivor of Nazi concentration camps

veil

(veɪl)

n.
1. a piece of opaque, transparent, or mesh material worn over the face for concealment or protection or to enhance the appearance.
2. a piece of material worn so as to fall over the head and shoulders on each side of the face, forming a part of a headdress, as of a nun or a bride.
3. something that covers, separates, screens, or conceals.
5. a membrane that covers many immature mushrooms and leaves distinctive remnants after the growing mushroom breaks it apart.
6. a caul.
v.t.
7. to cover or conceal with or as if with a veil.
v.i.
8. to don or wear a veil.
Idioms:
take the veil, to become a nun.
[1175–1225; Middle English veile < Latin vēla, neuter pl. of vēlum covering]

veil


Past participle: veiled
Gerund: veiling

Imperative
veil
veil
Present
I veil
you veil
he/she/it veils
we veil
you veil
they veil
Preterite
I veiled
you veiled
he/she/it veiled
we veiled
you veiled
they veiled
Present Continuous
I am veiling
you are veiling
he/she/it is veiling
we are veiling
you are veiling
they are veiling
Present Perfect
I have veiled
you have veiled
he/she/it has veiled
we have veiled
you have veiled
they have veiled
Past Continuous
I was veiling
you were veiling
he/she/it was veiling
we were veiling
you were veiling
they were veiling
Past Perfect
I had veiled
you had veiled
he/she/it had veiled
we had veiled
you had veiled
they had veiled
Future
I will veil
you will veil
he/she/it will veil
we will veil
you will veil
they will veil
Future Perfect
I will have veiled
you will have veiled
he/she/it will have veiled
we will have veiled
you will have veiled
they will have veiled
Future Continuous
I will be veiling
you will be veiling
he/she/it will be veiling
we will be veiling
you will be veiling
they will be veiling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been veiling
you have been veiling
he/she/it has been veiling
we have been veiling
you have been veiling
they have been veiling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been veiling
you will have been veiling
he/she/it will have been veiling
we will have been veiling
you will have been veiling
they will have been veiling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been veiling
you had been veiling
he/she/it had been veiling
we had been veiling
you had been veiling
they had been veiling
Conditional
I would veil
you would veil
he/she/it would veil
we would veil
you would veil
they would veil
Past Conditional
I would have veiled
you would have veiled
he/she/it would have veiled
we would have veiled
you would have veiled
they would have veiled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veil - a garment that covers the head and faceveil - a garment that covers the head and face
chadar, chaddar, chador, chuddar - a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women
face veil - a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
yashmac, yashmak - the face veil worn by Muslim women
2.veil - a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushroomsveil - a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms
plant part, plant structure - any part of a plant or fungus
universal veil - membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap
partial veil - membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap
3.veil - the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)veil - the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
fetal membrane - any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
placenta - the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus
4.veil - a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Churchveil - a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
vestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
Verb1.veil - to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veilveil - to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
unveil - remove the veil from; "Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
2.veil - make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
efface, obliterate - remove completely from recognition or memory; "efface the memory of the time in the camps"
mystify - make mysterious; "mystify the story"

veil

noun
1. mask, cover, shroud, film, shade, curtain, cloak She swathed her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
2. screen, mask, disguise, blind the chilling facts behind this veil of secrecy
3. film, cover, curtain, cloak, shroud He recognized the coast of England through the veil of mist.
verb
1. cover, screen, hide, mask, shield, disguise, conceal, obscure, dim, cloak, mantle Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
cover reveal, display, expose, disclose, unveil, uncover, divulge, lay bare

veil

nounverb
1. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
2. To prevent (something) from being known:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
Translations
حِجابخِمَاريُغَطّي بِحِجاب، يَحْجِب، يَسْتُر
závojzahalit závojem
slørtilsløre
huntu
veo
fátyolfátyolozlefátyoloz
blæjahylja blæju
ベール
베일
pridengti skraistepridengti vualiuprisidengęs skraisteprisidengęs vualiuužmaskuotas
aizplīvurotaizsegsaizsegtplīvursšķidrauts
zahaliť závojom
pajčolantančica
slöja
ผ้าคลุมหน้า
mạng che mặt

veil

[veɪl]
A. N (lit, fig) → velo m
a veil of secrecy surrounded the projectun halo de misterio rodeaba el proyecto
under a veil of secrecyen el mayor secreto
to draw a veil over sth (fig) → correr un (tupido) velo sobre algo
to take the veil (Rel) → tomar el hábito, meterse monja
B. VT (lit) → cubrir con un velo (fig) (= disguise) [+ truth, facts] → velar, encubrir; [+ dislike, hatred] → disimular
eyes veiled by tearsojos mpl empañados por lágrimas
the town was veiled in mistla ciudad estaba cubierta por un velo de niebla

veil

[ˈveɪl]
n
[bride] → voile m; (on hat)voile m
(Muslim)voile m
to wear the veil → porter le voile
(fig) [silence, mystery, anonymity] → voile m
under a veil of secrecy → dans le plus grand secret
(= haze) [mist, dust, smoke] → voile m
vt [+ face] → voiler

veil

nSchleier m; to take the veilden Schleier nehmen, ins Kloster gehen; the valley lay in a veil of mistüber dem Tal lag ein Nebelschleier; to draw or throw a veil over somethingden Schleier des Vergessens über etw (acc)breiten; under a veil of secrecyunter dem Mantel der Verschwiegenheit; the veil of secrecy over all their activitiesder Schleier des Geheimnisses, der all ihre Aktivitäten umgibt
vt
(lit) personverschleiern; statue, paintingverhüllen
(fig) facts, truthverschleiern; feelingsverbergen; the clouds veiled the moondie Wolken verhüllten or verdeckten den Mond; the town was veiled by mistdie Stadt lag in Nebel gehüllt

veil

[veɪl]
1. nvelo
to take the veil (Rel) → prendere il velo
under a veil of secrecy → protetto/a da una cortina di segretezza
2. vtvelare, coprire con un velo
the town was veiled in mist → la città era avvolta dalla nebbia

veil

(veil) noun
a piece of thin cloth worn over the face or head to hide, cover, or protect it. Some women wear veils for religious reasons, to prevent strangers from seeing their faces; a veil of mist over the mountains; a veil of secrecy.
verb
to cover with a veil.
veiled adjective
1. wearing, or covered by, a veil. a veiled lady; The bride was veiled.
2. (only slightly) disguised. a veiled threat.

veil

خِمَار závoj slør Schleier πέπλο velo huntu voile veo velo ベール 베일 sluier slør welon véu вуаль slöja ผ้าคลุมหน้า peçe mạng che mặt 面纱

veil

n. velo.
1. membrana o cubierta fina que cubre una parte del cuerpo;
2. parte de la membrana amniótica que cubre la cara del feto;
3. alteración ligera de la voz.
References in classic literature ?
Don't use such dreadful expressions," replied Meg from the depths of the veil in which she had shrouded herself like a nun sick of the world.
Sometimes after my morning classes were over, I used to encounter Lena downtown, in her velvet suit and a little black hat, with a veil tied smoothly over her face, looking as fresh as the spring morning.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.
At length the sun set in a flood of glory, behind the distant western hills, and as darkness drew its veil around the secluded spot the sounds of preparation diminished; the last light finally disappeared from the log cabin of some officer; the trees cast their deeper shadows over the mounds and the rippling stream, and a silence soon pervaded the camp, as deep as that which reigned in the vast forest by which it was environed.
In the glamour of the moonlight they had vanished; a veil of silver-gray vapor touched here and there with ebony shadows masked its site.
When a lady, in a delicate and costly summer garb, with a floating veil and gracefully swaying gown, and, altogether, an ethereal lightness that made you look at her beautifully slippered feet, to see whether she trod on the dust or floated in the air,--when such a vision happened to pass through this retired street, leaving it tenderly and delusively fragrant with her passage, as if a bouquet of tea-roses had been borne along, --then again, it is to be feared, old Hepzibah's scowl could no longer vindicate itself entirely on the plea of near-sightedness.
But, as thoughts are frozen and utterance benumbed, unless the speaker stand in some true relation with his audience, it may be pardonable to imagine that a friend, a kind and apprehensive, though not the closest friend, is listening to our talk; and then, a native reserve being thawed by this genial consciousness, we may prate of the circumstances that lie around us, and even of ourself, but still keep the inmost Me behind its veil.
Impenetrable veil covering our knowledge of the cetacea.
What befel the weakling youth lifting the dread goddess's veil at Sais?
Jerry seemed to know her at once; she put back her veil and said, "Barker
She wore a muslin dress, conspicuously white, and a stiff little veil coming to her shoulders.
Shelby, who, with a little womanly complacency in match-making, felt pleased to unite her handsome favorite with one of her own class who seemed in every way suited to her; and so they were married in her mistress' great parlor, and her mistress herself adorned the bride's beautiful hair with orange-blossoms, and threw over it the bridal veil, which certainly could scarce have rested on a fairer head; and there was no lack of white gloves, and cake and wine,--of admiring guests to praise the bride's beauty, and her mistress' indulgence and liberality.