Need another word that means the same as “veil”? Find 52 synonyms and 30 related words for “veil” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Veil” are: humeral veil, caul, head covering, velum, face covering, veiling, covering, cover, screen, shield, curtain, layer, film, mantle, cloak, mask, blanket, shroud, canopy, cloud, blur, haze, mist, pall, blot out, hide, obliterate, obscure, envelop, surround, swathe, enfold, cover up, conceal, secrete, camouflage, disguise, enwrap, overlay, camouflaged, masked, suppressed, implied, hinted at
Veil as a Noun
Definitions of "Veil" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “veil” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth.
- (in Jewish antiquity) the piece of precious cloth separating the sanctuary from the body of the Temple or the Tabernacle.
- A garment that covers the head and face.
- A piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.
- A thing that serves to cover, conceal, or disguise.
- A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl.
- A piece of fabric forming part of a nun's headdress, resting on the head and shoulders.
- A membrane that is attached to the immature fruiting body of some toadstools and ruptures in the course of development, either (universal veil) enclosing the whole fruiting body or (partial veil) joining the edges of the cap to the stalk.
- A membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms.
Synonyms of "Veil" as a noun (24 Words)
|blanket||A rubber surface used for transferring the image in ink from the plate to the paper in offset printing.|
A dense grey blanket of cloud.
|blur||A hazy or indistinct representation.|
It happened so fast it was just a blur.
|canopy||The uppermost branches of the trees in a forest, forming a more or less continuous layer of foliage.|
They mounted the station steps under the concrete canopy.
|caul||Part of the caul occasionally found on a child s head at birth thought to bring good luck.|
He threw his cloak about him.
|cloud||Used to refer to a state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry.|
There s a rich complex shared data store in the cloud.
|cover||The protective covering on the front back and spine of a book.|
Your policy provides cover against damage by subsidence.
|covering||The act of protecting something by covering it.|
Under a covering of dust.
|curtain||A raising or lowering of the curtain at the beginning or end of an act or scene.|
Through the curtain of falling snow she could just make out gravestones.
|face covering||Impudent aggressiveness.|
|film||Material in the form of a very thin flexible sheet.|
The table was covered with a film of dust.
|haze||A very fine cloud of something such as vapour or smoke in the air.|
The gathering haze of cigarette smoke.
|head covering||A line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about.|
|humeral veil||A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl.|
|layer||A shoot fastened down to take root while attached to the parent plant.|
A simile has at least two layers of meaning.
|mantle||The part of another planetary body corresponding to the earth s mantle.|
The houses were covered with a thick mantle of snow.
|mask||A party of guests wearing costumes and masks.|
This exfoliating mask helps clear your pores and leaves your skin feeling soft and healthy.
|mist||A condensed vapour settling in fine droplets on a surface.|
A mist rose out of the river.
|pall||An ecclesiastical pallium.|
A pall of black smoke hung over the quarry.
|screen||A windscreen of a motor vehicle.|
Services offered by the centre include a health screen for people who have just joined the company.
|shield||A stylized representation of a shield used for displaying a coat of arms.|
Water is a relatively good shield against cosmic rays.
|shroud||A line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute.|
He was buried in a linen shroud.
|veiling||A light gauzy fabric used for veils.|
The veiling that trimmed her hat.
|velum||A membrane, typically bordering a cavity, especially in certain molluscs, medusae, and other invertebrates.|
Usage Examples of "Veil" as a noun
- A white bridal veil.
- A veil of mist and snow lay over the landscape.
- The venture is shrouded in a veil of secrecy.
Veil as a Verb
Definitions of "Veil" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “veil” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing.
- Cover with a veil.
- Cover, conceal, or disguise.
- To obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil.
Synonyms of "Veil" as a verb (28 Words)
|blanket||Form a blanket like cover over.|
The double glazing blankets the noise a bit.
|blot out||Dry (ink) with blotting paper.|
|camouflage||Hide or disguise the presence of a person animal or object by means of camouflage.|
Grievances should be discussed not camouflaged.
|camouflaged||Disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something.|
|canopy||Cover with a canopy.|
The river was canopied by overhanging trees.
|cloak||Cover with or as if with a cloak.|
|conceal||Prevent from being seen or discovered.|
She conceals her anger well.
|cover||Provide with a covering or cause to be covered.|
Cover the child with a blanket.
|cover up||Hold within range of an aimed firearm.|
|disguise||Conceal the nature or existence of (a feeling or situation.|
Brian was disguised as a priest.
|enfold||Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering.|
He shut off the engine and silence enfolded them.
|envelop||Enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering.|
A feeling of despair enveloped him.
|enwrap||Engross or absorb (someone.|
They were enwrapped in conversation.
|hide||Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing.|
Herbert could hardly hide his dislike.
|hinted at||Drop a hint; intimate by a hint.|
|implied||Have as a necessary feature.|
|mask||Put a mask on or cover with a mask.|
He had been masked bound and abducted.
|masked||Shield from light.|
|obliterate||Cancel (something, especially a postage stamp) to prevent further use.|
The memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mind.
|obscure||Make obscure or unclear.|
The big elm tree obscures our view of the valley.
|overlay||Kill by lying on.|
A third screen which will overlay the others.
|screen||Conceal protect or shelter someone or something with a screen or something forming a screen.|
Anti spam software can screen out large amounts of unwanted email.
|secrete||(of a cell, gland, or organ) produce and discharge (a substance.|
Insulin is secreted in response to rising levels of glucose in the blood.
|shield||Enclose or screen (a piece of machinery) to protect the user.|
Uranium shutters shield the cobalt radioactive source.
|shroud||Wrap in a shroud.|
Mountains shrouded by cloud.
|suppressed||Reduce the incidence or severity of or stop.|
|surround||Surround so as to force to give up.|
The hotel is surrounded by its own gardens.
|swathe||Wrap in swaddling clothes.|
Usage Examples of "Veil" as a verb
- The development of these technologies has been veiled in secrecy.
- She veiled her face.
- A veiled threat.
- He wasn't able to veil his disappointment.
- Women in Afghanistan veil their faces.
- Cold mists veiled the mountain peaks.
Associations of "Veil" (30 Words)
|bridal||Of or pertaining to a bride.|
|camouflage||Clothing or materials used as camouflage.|
Much of my apparent indifference was merely protective camouflage.
|caparison||Put a caparison on.|
Caparison the horses for the festive occasion.
|cape||In bullfighting taunt the bull by flourishing a cape.|
The robe was decorated with gold lace on the fronts cape and hem.
|cloth||A piece of cloth for cleaning or covering something e g a dishcloth or a tablecloth.|
A broad piece of pleated cloth.
|conceal||Prevent from being seen or discovered.|
She conceals her anger well.
|cover||An area of the field consisting of cover point and extra cover.|
An easy catch by Hick at cover.
|disguise||Make (something) unrecognizable by altering its appearance, sound, taste, or smell.|
The theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories.
|drape||Cover or dress loosely with cloth.|
Katherine pulled back the heavy velvet drapes.
|fez||A city in north central Morocco; religious center.|
|glove||Of a wicketkeeper baseball catcher etc catch deflect or touch the ball with a gloved hand.|
|handkerchief||A square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory.|
|hat||Headdress that protects the head from bad weather has shaped crown and usually a brim.|
Wearing her scientific hat she is director of a pharmacology research group.
|headdress||An ornamental covering or band for the head, especially one worn on ceremonial occasions.|
A tall plumed headdress.
|honeymoon||Spend a honeymoon.|
They flew to the West Indies on honeymoon.
|jacket||Cover with a jacket.|
The men were jacketed.
|mask||Cover the face with a mask.|
Brandy did not completely mask the bitter taste.
|masquerade||A costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party.|
A beggar s masquerade of wealth.
|mitten||A glove with two sections, one for the thumb and the other for all four fingers.|
|monocle||Lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles.|
|raincoat||A water-resistant coat.|
|robe||Clothe in a robe or long loose outer garment.|
A baby in christening robes.
|scarf||Wrap in or adorn with a scarf.|
A silk scarf.
|shirt||Put a shirt on.|
A rugby shirt.
|skirt||An edge, border, or extreme part.|
The treaty skirted around the question of political cooperation.
|umbrella||A screen of fighter aircraft or anti-aircraft artillery.|
Under the umbrella of capitalism.
|wear||Have in one s aspect wear an expression of one s attitude or personality.|
Wear one s hair in a certain way.
|wedding||A party of people at a wedding.|