(noun, verb)


1. a garment that covers the head and face

Definition categories: man–made, garment

2. a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms

Similar word(s): velum

Definition categories: plant

3. the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

Similar word(s): caul

Definition categories: body

4. a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

Definition categories: man–made, vestment


1. to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil

- women in Afghanistan veil their faces

Definition categories: contact, conceal, hide

2. make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing

- a veiled threat

Similar word(s): hide, obliterate, obscure

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with veil as a verb:

- The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.