Definition of veil :
1. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
2. A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
3. A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; - called also velum.
4. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
5. Same as Velum, 3.
6. 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.
7. The calyptra of mosses.
8. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
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cover (part of speech: verb)
shade (part of speech: verb)
covering (part of speech: noun)
- The evil days are coming, I suppose, but just now nothing matters at all, save that you are you, and I am I." She dropped her veil quickly, and we went back to the car. - "The Window at the White Cat", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
- Also he said, " Bring the veil that thou hast upon thee and hold it." - "Famous Stories Every Child Should Know", Various.
- A footman stood by the carriage door, and I was glad I had thought to put the veil on before leaving the house. - "By Wit of Woman", Arthur W. Marchmont.