Definitions of veil

  1. To cut off the turf or sward of land.
  2. To cover with or as with, a curtain; hide; conceal.
  3. To cover with a veil: to cover: to conceal.
  4. To cover with a veil; cover; conceal.
  5. To cover with a veil; hide; disguise.
  6. To cover with a veil; to conceal; to hide. To take the veil, to become a nun.
  7. To conceal; to cover to hide.
  8. the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates ( especially when covering the head at birth)
  9. a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
  10. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; " a hidden message"; " a veiled threat"
  11. to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; " women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
  12. 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.
  13. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
  14. The calyptra of mosses.
  15. A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
  16. Same as Velum, 3.
  17. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
  18. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
  19. A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; - called also velum.
  20. A thin, gauzy covering for the face; a covering to conceal something; a disguise.
  21. A curtain: anything that hides an object: a piece of muslin or thin cloth worn by ladies to shade or hide the face: a cover: a disguise.
  22. A covering; curtain; thin cloth to cover the face; cover; disguise.
  23. A piece of thin fabric, worn over the face; a screen; also, a disguise.
  24. A thin transparent cloth used by females to shade or conceal the face; that which is used for intercepting the view and hiding something; a curtain.
  25. The velum; the calyptra; the velum.
  26. Veiled.