Definition of veil

  1. veil Noun Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
  2. veil Noun A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
  3. veil Noun The calyptra of mosses.
  4. veil Noun A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
  5. veil Noun A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul; a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil; a Moslem veil.
  6. veil Noun Same as velum, 4.
  7. veil Noun A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.
  8. veil Verb To don, or garb with, a veil.
  9. veil Verb To conceal as with a veil.
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