Synonyms for veil

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : veyl
Phonetic Transcription : veɪl

Top 10 synonyms for veil Other synonyms for the word veil

Définition of veil

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Anglo-French and Old North French veil (Old French voile) "a head-covering," also "a sail," from Latin vela, plural of velum "sail, curtain, covering," from PIE root *weg- "to weave a web." Vela was mistaken in Vulgar Latin for a feminine singular noun. To take the veil "become a nun" is attested from early 14c.
  • noun disguise
  • verb hide
Example sentences :
  • Yet she would not take back the words either, nor would she grant the veil.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And Sidney knew how it was meant; she smiled into his eyes and drew down her veil briskly.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Would the veil hold the handmade curls in exactly the proper place?
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Her hands shook so that she failed twice in the task of refastening her veil.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Her hat was in the way of very marked effusion; her veil too.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Inez rose and stood before him, throwing back her veil that he might see her face.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • It was over, the veil had fallen again, and the man suspected nothing.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • The veil of darkness only serves to keep these little powers at work.
  • Extract from : « Heroes of the Telegraph » by J. Munro
  • What if Neill Sheridan, poking about alone with a candle, could see through that veil?
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • Then she remembered that they were old folks, and need not veil the truth.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown

Antonyms for veil

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