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

"a conspiracy of silence veiling it"

Related terms: unveil hide cover
2. [ noun ] (clothing) a garment that covers the head and face
Synonyms: head_covering
Related terms: garment yashmak face_veil chadar
3. [ verb ] make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
Synonyms: blot_out obliterate hide obscure

"a hidden message" "a veiled threat"

Related terms: change concealment
4. [ noun ] (botany,anatomy,zoology,embryology) the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
Synonyms: fetal_membrane embryonic_membrane caul
Related terms: membrane fetal_membrane placenta fetus
5. [ noun ] (Roman Catholic,clothing) a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
Synonyms: humeral_veil
Related terms: vestment
Similar spelling:   vela