Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun veil

4 senses of veil

Sense 1
head covering, veil -- (a garment that covers the head and face)
       => garment -- (an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk")

Sense 2
veil, velum -- (a membranous covering attached to the immature fruiting body of certain mushrooms)
       => plant part, plant structure -- (any part of a plant or fungus)

Sense 3
caul, veil, embryonic membrane -- (the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth))
       => fetal membrane -- (any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus)

Sense 4
humeral veil, veil -- (a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl)
       => vestment -- (gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy)

Antonyms of verb veil

1 of 2 senses of veil

Sense 1
veil -- (to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces")
       Antonym of unveil (Sense 1)
      => unveil -- (remove the veil from; "Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb veil

2 senses of veil

Sense 1
veil -- (to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

Sense 2
obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide -- (make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing; "a hidden message"; "a veiled threat")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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