- to let sink; lower.
- Archaic. to take off or doff (one's hat), as in respect or submission.
Origin of vail1
- to be of use or profit; avail.
- a tip; gratuity.
Origin of vail2
- a veil.
- to veil.
Examples from the Web for vail
Contemporary Examples of vail
Sargent said they went skiing in Vail and fishing in Cabo but also talked business.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
He added that the company could consider legal action against PETA for defamation of Vail.
Vail also allegedly omitted eyewitness testimony that Benjamin was regularly beaten by his Ringling Bros. trainer.
A sister city of St. Moritz, Switzerland, Vail makes being cold the center of its universe and you should, too.
Nobody remembers to share that the eating in Vail is as good as the skiing.
Historical Examples of vail
When she took off her vail, she displayed a bust of the most attractive beauty.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
Vail, as we have seen, also invented the plan of embossing the message.
In return Vail was to receive one-fourth of the patent rights in that country.
All manner of errors creep and hide themselves under that vail.Confessions of a Book-Lover
Maurice Francis Egan
She could see no just cause for the use of that word "poor," in connection with Mrs. Vail.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
- to lower (something, such as a weapon), esp as a sign of deference or submission
- to remove (the hat, cap, etc) as a mark of respect or meekness
Word Origin for vail
- an archaic word for avail
- an archaic spelling of veil
"advantage, profit," early 15c., from vail (v.) "to be of use or service" (c.1300), from Old French vail, from valoir "to be of value or worth" (see value (n.)).