veil - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “veil”

See all translations

veil

noun [C]  us   /veɪl/
a piece of thin material worn to protect or hide the face or head: The bride wore a veil made of French lace. fig. A veil of secrecy surrounded the appointment of the new college president.
veil
verb [T]  us   /veɪl/
In that country, women are veiled when they go out in public.
Translations of “veil”
in Arabic حِجاب…
in Korean 면사포, 베일…
in Malaysian vel, tudung, purdah…
in French voile…
in Turkish peçe, duvak…
in Italian velo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 面紗, 面罩…
in Russian вуаль…
in Polish welon, woalka…
in Vietnamese mạng che mặt, khăn trùm đầu…
in Spanish velo…
in Portuguese véu…
in Thai ผ้าคลุมหน้า หรือศีรษะ…
in German der Schleier…
in Catalan vel…
in Japanese ベール…
in Indonesian cadar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 面纱, 面罩…
(Definition of veil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of veil?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “veil” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More