Synonyms of veil


1. head covering, veil, garment

usage: a garment that covers the head and face

2. veil, velum, plant part, plant structure

usage: a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms

3. caul, veil, embryonic membrane, fetal membrane

usage: the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

4. humeral veil, veil, vestment

usage: a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl


1. veil, hide, conceal

usage: to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"

2. obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide, change, alter, modify

usage: make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"

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Definition and meaning of veil (Dictionary)