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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.]
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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
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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.
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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
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