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vail (VAYL), (noun)
Removing one's hat as a sign of respect: "The knight decided to veil his helmet when the princess rode past."
vale (VAYL), (noun)
A valley or a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river: "She followed the path down through the vale to reach her destination."
veil (VAYL), (noun)
1. A piece of cloth or net worn usually by women over the head and shoulders and sometimes over the face: "The bride wore a beautifully handmade lace veil on her wedding day."
2. Something that covers or hides something else: "A veil of moss covered the trees next to the meandering stream, like in a fairy tale."
veil (VAYL), (verb)
To hide or to partly hide something: "The clouds will veil the sun more and more today."

The mist hung like a veil over the vale and the village seemed to veil out of sight in the heavy mist.

1. A length of fabric, usually sheer, worn by women over the head and face as a concealment or for protection.
2. A piece of netting or other sheer fabric attached to a woman's hat and covering the eyes.
3. A part of a nun's headdress covering the sides and back of the head.
4. The vows that a nun takes, or the life that she leads.
5. Something that hides, disguises, or obscures something, or separates one thing from another.
6. A thin membrane that covers the cap and stalk of an immature mushroom.
7. Etymology: from Anglo-French and Old Norse French veil (Old French voile), "a head-covering"; also "a sail"; from Latin vela, plural of velum, "sail, curtain, covering".
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(Latin: mantellum, cloak, veil; by way of Middle English, from Old English mentel and from Old French mantel; resulting in English words about: mantle, mantel, and manteau)
(Latin: covering, velare, "to cover"; a veil)
Word Entries at Get Words containing the term: “veil
Veil Nebula
A supernova remnant formed as a result of a supernova explosion about 30,000 years ago.

Still expanding, the nebula will eventually become indistinguishable from interstellar gas.

This entry is located in the following unit: Astronomy and related astronomical terms (page 27)