Meaning of vail

vail

Pronunciation: (vāl), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to let sink; lower.
  2. to take off or doff (one's hat), as in respect or submission.

vail

Pronunciation: (vāl), [key]
— Archaic. Archaic.
—v.i., v.t.
  1. to be of use or profit; avail.
—n.
  1. a tip; gratuity.

vail

Pronunciation: (vāl), [key]
— Obs. Obs.
—n.
  1. a veil.
—v.t.
  1. to veil.
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