veil


veil
01. The young man lifted his new wife's wedding [veil] and kissed her.
02. We couldn't see the woman's face because it was hidden by a [veil] which only showed her eyes.
03. In parts of Sudan, the interpretation of Islamic law dictates that females wear the [veil] starting at the age of five.
04. The Chancellor [unveiled] a commemorative plaque at the Berlin Wall today.
05. The [veil] worn by a bride originally symbolized the bride's virginity, innocence, and modesty, and can be traced back to ancient Roman times.
06. The government has [unveiled] plans for a new job creation program.
07. Beekeepers must wear a suit with a [veil] to protect their faces.
08. In some Muslim countries, women are expected to be [veiled] in public.
09. He has been making [veiled] threats against the employees to keep them from forming a union.
10. A [veil] of dust made the sun glow bright red.
11. A Chinese proverb states, "If you want to go up in the world, [veil] ambition with the forms of humanity."
12. Helen Rowland once noted that a bride at her second marriage does not wear a [veil] because she wants to see what she is getting.
13. Zora Hurston once stated that happiness is nothing but everyday living seen through a [veil].
14. Kin Hubbard once suggested that peace has its victories no less than war, but it doesn't have as many monuments to [unveil].Superman was [unveiled] by his enemy, who declared that he was in fact, reporter Clark Kent.
15. The Statue of Liberty was [unveiled] in New York harbor in October of 1886.

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  • VEIL (S.) — VEIL SIMONE (1927 ) Fille d’un architecte, Simone Jacob est née à Nice. Sa vie va être complètement bouleversée par la guerre. En mars 1944 alors qu’elle est en train de passer son baccalauréat, la jeune fille qui n’a que dix sept ans est arrêtée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Veil — (v[=a]l), n. [OE. veile, OF. veile, F. voile, L. velum a sail, covering, curtain, veil, probably fr. vehere to bear, carry, and thus originally, that which bears the ship on. See {Vehicle}, and cf. {Reveal}.] [Written also {vail}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veil — [vāl] n. [ME veile, veil, sail, curtain < NormFr < L vela, neut. pl., taken as fem., of velum, sail, cloth, curtain < IE base * weg , to weave, attach, a textile > OIr figim, I weave, OE wecca, wick] 1. a piece of light fabric, as of… …   English World dictionary

  • veil — ► NOUN 1) a piece of fine material worn to protect or conceal the face. 2) a piece of fabric forming part of a nun s headdress, resting on the head and shoulders. 3) a thing that conceals, disguises, or obscures. ► VERB 1) cover with or as if… …   English terms dictionary

  • Veil — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Hans Jürgen Veil (* 1946), deutscher Ringer Rüdiger Veil (* 1966), deutscher Rechtswissenschaftler Simone Veil (* 1927), französische Ministerin, Europapolitikerin und Parlamentspräsidentin Theodor Veil… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • VEIL — VEIL, covering for the face. In the Bible there are several terms usually translated as veil. However, the exact connotation for these terms is not known, and they may refer to other garments used to cover the face as well. The term צָעִיף is… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Veil — Veil, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Veiled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Veiling}.] [Cf. OF. veler, F. voiler, L. velarc. See {Veil}, n.] [Written also {vail}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil. [1913 Webster] Her face was veiled; yet to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veil — I noun camouflage, cloak, cloud, concealment, cover, covering, curtain, guise, involucrum, integumentum, mantle, mask, pall, protection, screen, shade, shelter, shield, shroud, visor, vizard associated concepts: pierce the corporate veil II in …   Law dictionary

  • veil — [n] disguise blind, cloak, coloring, cover, curtain, facade, false front, film, front, guise, mantilla, mask, screen, shade, shroud, veiling; concepts 451,673 veil [v] hide beard*, blanket, camouflage, cloak, conceal, cover, cover up, curtain*,… …   New thesaurus

  • veil — of appearance …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Veil —   [vɛj], Simone Annie, französische Politikerin, * Nizza 13. 7. 1927; Juristin; 1944 45 in den KZ Auschwitz und Bergen Belsen inhaftiert; ab 1957 im Justizministerium tätig, 1970 74 als erste Frau Generalsekretärin des Conseil Supérieur de la… …   Universal-Lexikon