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.]