What is veil?

  • (noun): A garment that covers the head and face.
    Synonyms: head covering
    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 ... In addition to standard CD, DVD, and vinyl distribution, Smog Veil all distributes its media via the digital channels, including Napster and iTunes ...
Bridalveil - Veils For Men
... of 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 ... Carlton 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "veil":

  • (noun): A vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl.
    Synonyms: humeral veil
  • (noun): The inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).
    Synonyms: caul, embryonic membrane
  • (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)

    For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; as though there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however, is vividly present: the constant tearing of the veil of appearances; the constant destruction of everything in construction. Nothing holds together, everything falls apart.
    Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)

    It is not an arbitrary “decree of God,” but in the nature of man, that a veil shuts down on the facts of to-morrow; for the soul will not have us read any other cipher than that of cause and effect. By this veil, which curtains events, it instructs the children of men to live in to-day.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)