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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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