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Definición de “veil” en inglés

veil

noun uk   /veɪl/ us  

veil noun (MATERIAL)

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. The women wore black veils which covered all but their eyes. 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.

veil noun (UNCLEAR)

[S] literary a thin covering of something, which you can see through, but not very clearly: The view over the lake was obscured by a veil of mist that hung in the air. C2 [S] literary something that prevents you from knowing what is happening: The government has been urged to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the minister's unexpected resignation. 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?

veil

verb uk   /veɪl/ us  

veil verb (MATERIAL)

[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.

veil verb (HIDE)

[T] to hide or cover something so that you cannot see it clearly: Thick fog veiled the city.
(Definition of veil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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