Pronunciation: vāl
1.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.
The veil of the temple was rent in twain.
- Matt. xxvii. 51.
She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
Her unadornéd golden tresses wore.
- Milton.
2.A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.
3.(Bot.) The calyptra of mosses.
4.(Eccl.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
5.(Zool.) Same as Velum, 3.
To take the veil
(Eccl.) to receive or be covered with, a veil, as a nun, in token of retirement from the world; to become a nun.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Veiled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Veiling.]
1.To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
2.Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
Noun1.veil - a garment that covers the head and face
Synonyms: head covering
2.veil - the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
3.veil - a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
Synonyms: humeral veil
Verb1.veil - to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
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"
To dream that you are wearing a veil, symbolizes that you are not being sincere with your lover. To see others wearing veils in your dream, signifies that you are being fool and defamed by apparent friends. To see an old and torn veil, forewarns you of deceit and sinister planning. To see a bridal veil, foretells of happiness and a change for the better.alibi, apology, apply to, awning, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, beach umbrella, becloud, befog, blackout, blanket, blind, block, bosom, camouflage, canopy, censorship, classify, cloud, coat, color, coloring, cope, cover story, cover up, cover-up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, device, dissemble, distract attention from, drape, drapery, draw the curtains, eclipse, enclose, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, excuse, facade, false front, feint, file and forget, front, gloss, gloss over, guise, handle, hanging, hold out on, hood, housing, hush-up, in petto, invest, iron curtain, ironbound security, keep, keep back, keep between us, keep buttoned up, keep close, keep dark, keep from, keep in ignorance, keep mum, keep secret, keep snug, keep under cover, keep under wraps, lame excuse, lay on, lay over, light shield, locus standi, make no sign, mantilla, mantle, muffle, never let on, not give away, not tell, oath of secrecy, obduce, obfuscate, obscure, occult, official secrecy, ostensible motive, overlay, overshadow, overspread, pall, parasol, play dumb, poor excuse, pretense, pretension, pretext, protestation, public motive, put on, put-off, refuge, repression, scum, seal of secrecy, secrete, security, semblance, shade, shader, shadow, sham, shelter, shield, show, shroud, shutter, slur over, smoke screen, smothering, spread over, stalking-horse, stifling, stratagem, subterfuge, sunblind, sunshade, superimpose, superpose, suppression, trick, umbrella, varnish, veil of secrecy, veiler, veiling, vestment, whitewash, withhold, wrap, wraps, yashmak
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