Translation of "veil" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /veɪl/ us /veɪl/

veil noun (COVERING FACE)

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

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.

take/adopt the veil

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


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

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

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

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?


uk /veɪl/ us /veɪl/

veil verb (COVER FACE)

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

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。

veil verb (HIDE)

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

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)