• Photo of Bridal Veil Falls
    Photo of Bridal Veil Falls
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n veiling a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The curtain or veil used by some Hindus and Moslems to seclude or hide their women from strangers is called a "purdah."
    • n Veiling A veil; a thin covering; also, material for making veils.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n veiling The act of concealing with a veil.
    • n veiling A veil; a thin covering.
    • n veiling Material for making veils: as, nun's-veiling; silk veiling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Veiling the act of concealing with a veil: a veil: material for making veils
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  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Life may change, but it may fly not; Hope may vanish, but can die not; Truth be veiled, but still it burneth; Love repulsed, -- but it returneth.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    “Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.”
  • Omar Khayyam
    “There was a door to which I found no key: There was the veil through which I might not see.”
  • Alfred Nobel
    Alfred Nobel
    “Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. veile (Fr. voile)—L. velum, a curtain—vehĕre, to carry.


In literature:

Clouds that had darkened the east when Vanno started veiled the sun now, like lazy eyelids.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
One of them was covered with a damp cloth, the other with a muslin veil.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
A thick veil covered her face, but her figure was girlish.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The veiled lady entered the house in a manner that might have suggested to a countryman that she was one of the family.
"Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist" by Harlan Page Halsey
Beside this terrible Turk stood five ladies, in baggy trousers, and long veils.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
Her cheeks were hot behind her thin veil.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
God in his mercy veils the future, or who could bear the burden of coming woe!
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
But at present she is waiting for you to take her by the hand and raise her veil.
"The Magic City" by Edith Nesbit
Her veil fluttered back; her cloak brushed his shoulder.
"The Black Cross" by Olive M. Briggs
The night was far gone, but the moon was full, and now spread its veil of silver mist over all the hills and fields.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler

In poetry:

Or at the altar of the shrine
Holds high the mystic sacrifice,
And shows a God to human eyes
Beneath the veil of bread and wine.
"Rome Unvisited" by Oscar Wilde
Was muffled up and hidden by the fold
Of a dark veil, through which
No light came, or a feature to behold,
Or even voice to teach.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
"'Twas chill," he said, "a hazy night,
Just as the light began to fail,
Sir Guyon came and brought with him
The Ladie in the veil:
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman
He has drawn aside a velvet shroud,
That hung from the marble wall;
He has kneeled down within the veil,
He spoke not once at all !
"The Penitent's Confession" by Anne Bannerman
The rapt brow of the Desert John;
The awful glory of that day
When all the Father's brightness shone
Through manhood's veil of clay.
"Raphael" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Sometimes a goddess, hid in veils of light,
Came downward from a cloud,
Shedding around her such a wild delight,
I almost spoke aloud.
"In Tempe" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Muslim women protest French bill banning veils.
In France, the Justice Minister brought a bill banning face-covering veils to the Cabinet Wednesday.
The time is coming when the veil between the worlds dissolve…that's right Halloween is coming.
Lifting a nearly 25-year veil of secrecy, Israel is admitting that it killed the deputy of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a 1988 raid in Tunis .
Lifting the veil on jobs at Marine Corps Logistics Base.
MMM > News > Piercing the veil, but missing the value of medicine's industry ties.
If I do not try, then my tears become a veil.
Once she became prime minister, she gradually lifted the veil on her religious convictions.
Tearing the Veil of Maya.
Telluride Colorado's Bridal Veil Falls Re-Opened to Climbing.
One of Colorado's most famed ice climbs, Bridal Veil Falls, is now open for climbing.
If you pick up the iPod of anyone under the age of 18 you are likely to find tunes from Weezy, Gaga, Skrillex, Odd Future and Black Veil Brides.
The White House veil of secrecy.
Opponents say the ultrasounds are medically ineffective, a thinly-veiled attempt to thwart a woman from obtaining an abortion.
Global economy under 'veil of uncertainty '.

In science:

This correspondence is hidden behind the veil of the Galois connection in a Galois extension of fields or more generally of division rings, see and [4, 5].
Galois Corings and a Jacobson-Bourbaki type Correspondence
We used this method, insensitive to the veiling phenomenon, to try to find over- or under-abundant species.
Characterisation of the magnetic field of the Herbig Be star HD 200775
Another possible origin of the difference in Class II and III LX for a given Lbol or SA is that the disk-bearing YSOs are over-luminous in Lbol due to veiling, which leads to an over estimation of their bolometric luminosity (Cieza et al. 2005).
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
In Winston et al. (2009) we estimate veiling of up to 0.3 dex in Lbol .
The Properties of X-ray Luminous Young Stellar Objects in the NGC 1333 and Serpens Embedded Clusters
After the first exploration step the vertex v is marked as dead, its immediate neighbors as active and all the remaining vertices as veiled.
Random networks with sublinear preferential attachment: The giant component