Origin of veiled
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of veil
Related Words for veiledconcealed, screened, masked, hidden, shrouded, hooded, invisible, secret, undercover, unrecognizable, unexposed, unrevealed
Examples from the Web for veiled
Contemporary Examples of 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
Each accused their opponent in veiled language of voting fraud.A Time Bomb in Afghanistan’s Ballot Box
May 17, 2014
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
April 4, 2014
“We have rarely seen such images of veiled Muslim women going viral,” Naili told The Daily Beast.Meet the Mipsterz
January 15, 2014
The family and Ms. Yoshimatsu interpreted this a veiled threat.Japan’s Miss International Takes on Mob-Backed Entertainment Complex
December 18, 2013
Historical Examples of veiled
Mr Verloc intimated in a throaty, veiled murmur that he was no longer young.The Secret Agent
In every litter sat a veiled woman, and the princess was in their midst.
The bride, veiled in a red veil, was led in by two maid-servants.
Veiled as it was by the gathering gloom, she yet could not keep it towards me.Wilfrid Cumbermede
In one, and only one, of all these figures his dignity is veiled in sadness.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
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.