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English noun: veil

1. veil (artifact) a garment that covers the head and face


Synonymshead covering


Broader (hypernym)garment


Narrower (hyponym)chadar, chaddar, chador, chuddar, face veil, yashmac, yashmak

2. veil (plant) a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms


Synonymsvelum


Broader (hypernym)plant part, plant structure


Narrower (hyponym)partial veil, universal veil

3. veil (body) the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)


Synonymscaul, embryonic membrane


Broader (hypernym)fetal membrane


Part meronymplacenta

4. veil (artifact) a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl


Synonymshumeral veil


Broader (hypernym)vestment


English verb: veil

1. veil (contact) to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil


SamplesWomen in Afghanistan veil their faces.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide


Entailcover


Antonymsunveil

2. veil (change) make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing


SamplesA hidden message.
A veiled threat.


Synonymsblot out, hide, obliterate, obscure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)mystify


Verb groupefface, obliterate









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