verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of veil
Related Words for veilshroud, mask, cloak, curtain, enclose, enfold, blind, guise, coloring, screen, cover, facade, shade, front, film, mantilla, shield, mantle, whitewash
Examples from the Web for veil
Contemporary Examples of veil
Mrs. Kouachi works at a nursery and has worn the veil since she made the pilgrimage to Mecca in 2008.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
No piece of cloth throughout history has sparked more controversy as the veil.
The Arab women wore their colored hejabs, and the non-Muslim women dressed modestly and without a veil.
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
October 4, 2014
Watching a woman in a white dress and veil realize she just married the wrong person should be reality TV gold.Reality TV’s Arranged Marriage Fail
July 9, 2014
Historical Examples of veil
Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
And Sidney knew how it was meant; she smiled into his eyes and drew down her veil briskly.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Would the veil hold the handmade curls in exactly the proper place?Her Father's Daughter
Her hands shook so that she failed twice in the task of refastening her veil.
Her hat was in the way of very marked effusion; her veil too.
Word Origin for veil
early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old North French veil (Old French voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from Latin vela, plural of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE root *weg- "to weave a web." Vela was mistaken in Vulgar Latin for a feminine singular noun. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.
late 14c., from Old French veler, voiller, from Latin velare "to cover, veil," from velum (see veil (n.)). Figurative sense of "to conceal" (something immaterial) is recorded from 1530s. Related: Veiled; veiling.
see draw a veil over.