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Definition 1: a garment that covers the head and face - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for veil in the sense of this definition

(veil is a kind of ...) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

(... is a kind of veil ) a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women

(... is a kind of veil ) a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face

(... is a kind of veil ) the face veil worn by Muslim women

Definition 2: a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for veil in the sense of this definition

(veil is a kind of ...) gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy

Definition 3: the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for veil in the sense of this definition

(veil is a kind of ...) any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus

(... is part of veil) the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

Definition 4: a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for veil in the sense of this definition

(veil is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of veil ) membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap

(... is a kind of veil ) membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap

Definition 5: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing - [verb of change]

Samples where veil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a hidden message
  • a veiled threat

Synonyms for veil in the sense of this definition

(veil is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of veil ) make mysterious

"mystify the story"

(veil has a similar meaning as ...) remove completely from recognition or memory

"efface the memory of the time in the camps"

Definition 6: to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil - [verb of contact]

Samples where veil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • women in Afghanistan veil their faces

(veil is a kind of ...) prevent from being seen or discovered

"hide the money"

(veil implies ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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