Meaning of veil

Definition of veil

(noun) a garment that covers the head and face
the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
(verb) to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat"

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