Definition of veil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    veil

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//veɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//veɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they veil
    BrE BrE//veɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//veɪl//
     
    he / she / it veils
    BrE BrE//veɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//veɪlz//
     
    past simple veiled
    BrE BrE//veɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//veɪld//
     
    past participle veiled
    BrE BrE//veɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//veɪld//
     
    -ing form veiling
    BrE BrE//ˈveɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈveɪlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1veil something/yourself to cover your face with a veil
  2. 2veil something (literary) to cover something with something that hides it partly or completely synonym shroud A fine drizzle began to veil the hills.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French veil(e), from Latin vela, plural of velum ‘sail, curtain, covering, veil’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: veil

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