Veiled
Veiled Veiled, a. Covered by, or as by, a veil; hidden. ``Words used to convey a veiled meaning.'' --Earle. [1913 Webster]

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  • veiled — [veıld] adj a veiled threat, warning, attack, reference etc is expressed so that its exact meaning is hidden or unclear ▪ His speech is being seen as a veiled attack on asylum seekers. ▪ I m impressed, said Greg, with thinly veiled (=only… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • veiled — [ veıld ] adjective 1. ) a veiled threat, attack, or warning is not direct but is easily understood: a veiled criticism of the royal family thinly veiled (=very easily understood): a thinly veiled threat of retaliation 2. ) covered with a veil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • veiled — [vāld] adj. 1. wearing a veil 2. covered with or as with a veil 3. concealed, hidden, disguised, obscured, etc. 4. not openly expressed [a veiled threat] …   English World dictionary

  • veiled — index allusive, clandestine, covert, enigmatic, equivocal, esoteric, furtive, hidden, impalpable …   Law dictionary

  • veiled — [adj] disguised camouflaged, cloaked, concealed, covered, hidden, hooded, invisible, masked, screened, secret, shielded, shrouded, undercover, unexposed, unrecognizable, unrevealed; concepts 547,576,619 …   New thesaurus

  • veiled — adjective 1. having or as if having a veil or concealing cover (Freq. 3) a veiled dancer a veiled hat veiled threats veiled insults • Ant: ↑unveiled 2. muted or unclear …   Useful english dictionary

  • veiled — veiledly /vay lid lee/, adv. /vayld/, adj. 1. having a veil: a veiled hat. 2. covered or concealed by, or as if by, a veil: a veiled woman. 3. not openly or directly expressed; masked; disguised; hidden; obscure: a veiled threat. 4. lacking… …   Universalium

  • veiled — [[t]ve͟ɪld[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n A veiled comment is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. He made only a veiled reference to international concerns over human rights issues... This last clause is a thinly veiled… …   English dictionary

  • veiled — UK [veɪld] / US adjective 1) a veiled threat, attack, or warning is not direct but is easily understood a veiled criticism of the royal family thinly veiled (= very easily understood): a thinly veiled threat of retaliation 2) covered with a veil …   English dictionary

  • Veiled — Veil Veil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Veiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veiling}.] [Cf. OF. veler, F. voiler, L. velarc. See {Veil}, n.] [Written also {vail}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil. [1913 Webster] Her face was veiled;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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