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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 veil /ˈve(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 veil /ˈve(ə)l/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vail, v. t.  [Written also vale, and veil.]
 1. To let fall; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.]
 Vail your regard
 Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!   --Shak.
 2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.
    France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!   --Shak.
    Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.   --Sir. W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vail v. i. To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like. [Written also vale, and veil.] [Obs.]
    Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.   --South.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Veil n.  [Written also vail.]
 1. 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 diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.
    The veil of the temple was rent in twain.   --Matt. xxvii. 51.
 She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
 Her unadornéd golden tresses wore.   --Milton.
 2. A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.
    [I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming Mistress Page.   --Shak.
 3. Bot. (a) The calyptra of mosses. (b) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
 4. Eccl. A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
 5. Zool. Same as Velum, 3.
 To take the veil Eccl., to receive or be covered with, a veil, as a nun, in token of retirement from the world; to become a nun.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Veil v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veiled p. pr. & vb. n. Veiling.]  [Written also vail.]
 1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
 Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight,
 Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.   --Milton.
 2. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
    To keep your great pretenses veiled.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a garment that covers the head and face [syn: head covering]
      2: the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates
         (especially when covering the head at birth) [syn: caul,
          embryonic membrane]
      3: a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman
         Catholic Church; a silk shawl [syn: humeral veil]
      v 1: to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in
           Afghanistan veil their faces" [ant: unveil]
      2: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or
         concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat" [syn: obscure,
          blot out, obliterate, hide]