Associations to the word «Veil»


VEIL, noun. Something hung up, or spread out, to hide an object from view; usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
VEIL, noun. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
VEIL, noun. The calyptra of mosses.
VEIL, noun. A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; a velum.
VEIL, noun. A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul (especially over a baby's head); a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
VEIL, noun. (zoology) velum (A circular membrane round the cap of medusa)
VEIL, noun. (mycology) A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.
VEIL, verb. To don, or garb with, a veil.
VEIL, verb. To conceal as with a veil.
VEIL DANCE, noun. Alternative form of dance of the seven veils

Dictionary definition

VEIL, noun. A garment that covers the head and face.
VEIL, noun. A membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms.
VEIL, noun. The inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).
VEIL, noun. A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl.
VEIL, verb. To obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces".
VEIL, verb. Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat".

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