verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of veil
Related formsveil·less, adjectiveveil·like, adjective
Can be confusedvale veil
Examples from the Web for veil
Mrs. Kouachi works at a nursery and has worn the veil since she made the pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.
No piece of cloth throughout history has sparked more controversy as the veil.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If users want to send naughty photos with a veil of privacy, opt for the pixilated shower door filter.Swipe Right For Sex: Mixxxer Is Tinder for the Porn Star Set|Aurora Snow|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I ask why she wears a veil in a society where it's optional, Sakdiyah explains how it frees her.
But while the veil of privacy—for better or worse—has been lifted, the stigma still remains.
Jessie stood staring, and a veil of thought dropped over her eyes.The Wheels of Chance|H. G. Wells
It was a curious contrast made by the removal of the ugly bonnet and veil.The Girl Next Door|Augusta Huiell Seaman
Mrs. Priest nodded graciously to Thea, coquettishly to Bowers, and asked him to untie her veil for her.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
Gracefully she raises her veil over her Spanish hood, and advances cautiously, as the old man closes the door behind her.An Outcast|F. Colburn Adams
Dorothea took the Moorish lady by the hand and leading her to a seat beside herself, requested her to remove her veil.The History of Don Quixote, Vol. I, Complete|Miguel de Cervantes
British Dictionary definitions for veil (1 of 2)
Derived Formsveiler, nounveilless, adjectiveveil-like, adjective
Word Origin for veil
British Dictionary definitions for veil (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with veil
see draw a veil over.