• A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
  • A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul (especially over a baby's head); a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
  • Something hung up, or spread out, to hide an object from view; usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material, to hide or protect the face.
  • A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; a velum.
  • (mycology) A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.
  • The calyptra of mosses.
  • (zoology) velum (A circular membrane round the cap of medusa)


  • To don, or garb with, a veil.
  • To conceal as with a veil.

    "The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly."

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