Translation of "veil" - English-Traditional 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

面紗;面罩
After the ceremony, the bride lifted up her veil to kiss her husband. 儀式過後,新娘撩起面紗親吻她的丈夫。
The women wore black veils that covered all but their eyes. 那些女人戴著黑色面紗,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.

成為修女
take/adopt the veil

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

決定穿戴穆斯林女性的傳統服裝
HIDING SOMETHING 不清楚

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

遮蔽物;籠罩物
The view over the lake was obscured by a veil of mist that hung in the air. 薄霧籠罩下,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

掩飾,掩蓋;托詞
We want to lift the veil of secrecy that surrounds government decisions. 民眾已在極力要求政府將部長突然辭職的真相公之於眾。
draw a veil over sth literary

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

避而不談…
I think we should draw a veil over everything that happened at the party, don't you? 我覺得我們不應再提派對上發生的任何事,不是嗎?
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)用面紗遮住
In some societies, women are expected to be veiled when they go out in public. 在某些社會裡,女性去公共場合就得戴上面紗。
HIDE 遮蓋

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

遮蓋;隱藏;籠罩
Thick fog veiled the city. 濃霧籠罩著城市。

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