Vail Vail, v. t. [Aphetic form of avale. See {Avale}, {Vale}.] [Written also {vale}, and {veil}.] 1. To let fail; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Vail your regard Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like. [1913 Webster]

France must vail her lofty-plumed crest! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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