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(n.) Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.
(n.) Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
(n.) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; - called also velum.
(n.) The calyptra of mosses.
(n.) A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
(n.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
(n.) Same as Velum, 3.
(n.) To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Veil'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/v/veil.html. 1828.