veil

  • 1 VEIL (S.) — VEIL SIMONE (1927 ) Fille d’un architecte, Simone Jacob est née à Nice. Sa vie va être complètement bouleversée par la guerre. En mars 1944 alors qu’elle est en train de passer son baccalauréat, la jeune fille qui n’a que dix sept ans est arrêtée …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Veil — (v[=a]l), n. [OE. veile, OF. veile, F. voile, L. velum a sail, covering, curtain, veil, probably fr. vehere to bear, carry, and thus originally, that which bears the ship on. See {Vehicle}, and cf. {Reveal}.] [Written also {vail}.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 veil — [vāl] n. [ME veile, veil, sail, curtain < NormFr < L vela, neut. pl., taken as fem., of velum, sail, cloth, curtain < IE base * weg , to weave, attach, a textile > OIr figim, I weave, OE wecca, wick] 1. a piece of light fabric, as of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 veil — ► NOUN 1) a piece of fine material worn to protect or conceal the face. 2) a piece of fabric forming part of a nun s headdress, resting on the head and shoulders. 3) a thing that conceals, disguises, or obscures. ► VERB 1) cover with or as if… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Veil — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hans Jürgen Veil (* 1946), deutscher Ringer Rüdiger Veil (* 1966), deutscher Rechtswissenschaftler Simone Veil (* 1927), französische Ministerin, Europapolitikerin und Parlamentspräsidentin Theodor Veil… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 6 VEIL — VEIL, covering for the face. In the Bible there are several terms usually translated as veil. However, the exact connotation for these terms is not known, and they may refer to other garments used to cover the face as well. The term צָעִיף is… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 7 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; yet to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 veil — I noun camouflage, cloak, cloud, concealment, cover, covering, curtain, guise, involucrum, integumentum, mantle, mask, pall, protection, screen, shade, shelter, shield, shroud, visor, vizard associated concepts: pierce the corporate veil II in …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 veil — [n] disguise blind, cloak, coloring, cover, curtain, facade, false front, film, front, guise, mantilla, mask, screen, shade, shroud, veiling; concepts 451,673 veil [v] hide beard*, blanket, camouflage, cloak, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 veil — of appearance …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 11 Veil —   [vɛj], Simone Annie, französische Politikerin, * Nizza 13. 7. 1927; Juristin; 1944 45 in den KZ Auschwitz und Bergen Belsen inhaftiert; ab 1957 im Justizministerium tätig, 1970 74 als erste Frau Generalsekretärin des Conseil Supérieur de la… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 veil — vb *cover, overspread, envelop, wrap, shroud Analogous words: mask, cloak, camouflage, *disguise: conceal, *hide, secrete, screen …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 Veil — [vɛj ] (französische Politikerin) …

    Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • 14 Veil — This article is about the article of clothing, or a religious item. For other uses, see Veil (disambiguation). Standing woman holding her veil. Terracotta figurine, ca. 400–375 BC. A veil is an article of clothing, worn almost exclusively by… …

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  • 15 Veil — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Cet article possède un paronyme, voir : Weil. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia  …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 veil — veil1 [veıl] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old North French; Origin: veile, from Latin vela, plural of velum sail, curtain, cloth, veil ] 1.) a thin piece of material that women wear to cover their faces at formal occasions or for religious reasons ▪ She …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 veil — noun 1 piece of material for covering a woman s head ADJECTIVE ▪ thin ▪ black, white ▪ bridal, wedding ▪ The bridal veil was fringed with lace …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 veil — veil1 [ veıl ] noun count * 1. ) a thin piece of cloth worn over a woman s head and often partly over her face a ) the veil the practice of wearing a veil for covering the face, followed by women in Islamic countries 2. ) a layer of something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 veil — [[t]ve͟ɪl[/t]] veils 1) N COUNT A veil is a piece of thin soft cloth that women sometimes wear over their heads and which can also cover their face. She s got long fair hair but she s got a veil over it... She swathes her face in a veil of… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 veil — I UK [veɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms veil : singular veil plural veils * 1) a) a thin piece of cloth worn over a woman s head and often partly over her face b) the veil the practice of wearing a veil for covering the face, followed by… …

    English dictionary