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VEIL, noun [Latin velum.

1. A cover; a curtain; something to intercept the view and lude an object.

2. A cover; a disguise. [See Vail. The latter orthography gives the Latin pronunciation as well as the English, and is to be preferred.

VEIL, verb transitive

1. To cover with a veil; to conceal.

2. To invest; to cover.

3. To hide. [See Vail.]