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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


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



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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