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Meaning of VEIL

Pronunciation:  veyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a garment that covers the head and face
  2. [n]  a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
  3. [n]  the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
  4. [v]  to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "a conspiracy of silence veiling it"

VEIL is a 4 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: caul, embryonic membrane, head covering, humeral veil
 Antonyms: unveil
 See Also: chadar, chaddar, chador, chuddar, conceal, cover, fetal membrane, garment, hide, placenta, vestment, yashmac, yashmak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Veil\ (v[=a]l), n. [OE. veile, OF. veile, F. voile, L.
    velum a sail, covering, curtain, veil, probably fr. vehere to
    bear, carry, and thus originally, that which bears the ship
    on. See {Vehicle}, and cf. {Reveal}.] [Written also {vail}.]
    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
             unadorn['e]d golden tresses wore.     --Milton.
    2. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
             [I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the
             so seeming Mistress Page.             --Shak.
    3. (Bot.)
       (a) The calyptra of mosses.
       (b) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a
           mushroom with the stalk; -- called also {velum}.
    4. (Eccl.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's
       veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
    5. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
  2. \Veil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Veiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Veiling}.] [Cf. OF. veler, F. voiler, L. velarc. See {Veil},
    n.] [Written also {vail}.]
    1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
             Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight, Love,
             sweetness, goodness, in her person shined. --Milton.
    2. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
             To keep your great pretenses veiled.  --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you or someone is wearing a veil, represents something that you wish to hide or conceal. Things may not be what it appears to be.