Translation of "veil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

veil

noun uk /veɪl/ us /veɪl/
COVERING FACE 材料

C1 [ C ] a piece of thin material worn by women to cover the face or head

面纱;面罩
After the ceremony, the bride lifted up her veil to kiss her husband. 仪式过后,新娘撩起面纱亲吻她的丈夫。
The women wore black veils that covered all but their eyes. 那些女人戴着黑色面纱,把除眼睛之外的所有地方都遮住了。
take the veil

A Christian woman who takes the veil becomes a nun.

成为修女
take/adopt the veil

A Muslim woman who takes or adopts the veil decides to wear traditional Muslim clothing.

决定穿戴穆斯林女性的传统服装
HIDING SOMETHING 不清楚

[ S ] literary a thin covering that hides something or stops you from seeing something clearly

遮蔽物;笼罩物
The view over the lake was obscured by a veil of mist that hung in the air. 薄雾笼罩下,湖面上的景色看上去模模糊糊的。

C2 [ S ] literary something that prevents you from knowing what is happening

掩饰,掩盖;托词
We want to lift the veil of secrecy that surrounds government decisions. 民众已在极力要求政府将部长突然辞职的真相公之于众。
draw a veil over sth literary

to not talk any more about a subject because it could cause trouble or embarrassment

避而不谈…
I think we should draw a veil over everything that happened at the party, don't you? 我觉得我们不应再提聚会上发生的任何事,不是吗?
verb uk /veɪl/ us /veɪl/
COVER FACE 材料

[ T often passive ] to cover something, especially the face or body, with a veil

用幕遮掩;(尤指)用面纱遮住
In some societies, women are expected to be veiled when they go out in public. 在某些社会里,女性去公共场合就得戴上面纱。
HIDE 遮盖

[ T ] to hide or cover something so that you cannot see it clearly or understand it

遮盖;隐藏;笼罩
Thick fog veiled the city. 浓雾笼罩着城市。

(Translation of “veil” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)