Origin of veiled
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of veil
Examples from the Web for veiled
The house version of chicken fried steak is, in fact, pork-fried steak, veiled in panko breadcrumbs under a mantle of gravy.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café|Jane & Michael Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Each accused their opponent in veiled language of voting fraud.
Another piece complicating all of this is that the Harvard Ad Board is veiled in mystery.Harvard’s Biggest Problem With Sexual Assault Is Harvard Itself|Emily Shire|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have rarely seen such images of veiled Muslim women going viral,” Naili told The Daily Beast.
The family and Ms. Yoshimatsu interpreted this a veiled threat.Japan’s Miss International Takes on Mob-Backed Entertainment Complex|Jake Adelstein|December 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Alsop did catch him he came across with the terrible experiences he had had himself with the veiled woman.The Gray Mask|Wadsworth Camp
An oracle is ever veiled in obscurity; the more we believe that we know its meaning, the less do we understand it.Psyche|Molire
The last wishes of Mr Van Klas were faithfully fulfilled; the funeral went off splendidly, veiled in a thick cloud of smoke.Holland, v. 1 (of 2)|Edmondo de Amicis
Had they heard of her down at Rapid City, and were their veiled remarks in reference to her when they had spoken about Martin?If Any Man Sin|H. A. Cody
The whole slope and height were veiled in an impenetrable smoke.A German deserter's war experience|Anonymous
Word Origin for veil
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.
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.
see draw a veil over.