What is veil?

  • (noun): The inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).
    Synonyms: caul, embryonic membrane
    See also — Additional definitions below


A veil is an article of clothing, worn almost exclusively by women, that is intended to cover some part of the head or face.

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Smog Veil Records
... Smog Veil Records is a Chicago, IL based independent record label ... to standard CD, DVD, and vinyl distribution, Smog Veil all distributes its media via the digital channels, including Napster and iTunes ...
Veil - Etymology
... "Veil" came from Latin vēlum, which also means "sail" ... There are two theories about the origin of the word vēlum- Via the "covering" meaning, from (Indo-European root) *wel- = "to cover, to enclose" ...
List Of Marvel Comics Characters: V - Veil
... Further reading Veil is a codename used by three people in the Marvel Comics universe ... At the series' conclusion, Veil was sent back home to high school to live as a normal student, avoiding the events of Avengers Arena ...
Bridalveil - Veils For Men
... West Africa, women do not traditionally wear the veil, while men do ... Men begin wearing a veil at age 25 which conceals their entire face excluding their eyes ... This veil is never removed, even in front of family members ...
Corporate Law In The United States - Incorporation - Piercing The Veil
... See also Piercing the corporate veil Berkey v ... Third Avenue Railway, Cardozo J decides there was no right to pierce the veil for a personal injury victim Walkovszky v. 223 N.E.2d 6 (NY 1966) where the New York Court of Appeals refused to pierce the veil merely because a subsidiary was undercapitalised ...

More definitions of "veil":

  • (noun): A garment that covers the head and face.
    Synonyms: head covering
  • (noun): A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl.
    Synonyms: humeral veil
  • (verb): To obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil.
    Example: "Women in Afghanistan veil their faces"

Famous quotes containing the word veil:

    But when the self speaks to the self, who is speaking?—the entombed soul, the spirit driven in, in, in to the central catacomb; the self that took the veil and left the world—a coward perhaps, yet somehow beautiful, as it flits with its lantern restlessly up and down the dark corridors.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

    I am afraid that old women are more skeptical in their most secret heart of hearts than any man: they believe in the superficiality of existence as in its essence, and all virtue and profundity is to them merely a veil over this “truth,” a most welcome veil over a pudendum—and so a matter of decency and modesty, and nothing else.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    If the veil were withdrawn from the sanctuary of domestic life, and man could look upon the fear, the loathing, the detestations which his tyranny and reckless gratification of self has caused to take the place of confiding love, which placed a woman in his power, he would shudder at the hideous wrong of the present regulations of the domestic abode.
    Lydia Jane Pierson, U.S. women’s rights activist and corresponding editor of The Woman’s Advocate. The Woman’s Advocate, represented in The Lily, pp. 117-8 (1855-1858 or 1860)