from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A veil.
  • n. Sheer material, such as gauze or fine lace, used for veils.

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  • v. Present participle of veil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A veil; a thin covering; also, material for making veils.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of concealing with a veil.
  • n. A veil; a thin covering.
  • n. Material for making veils: as, nun's-veiling; silk veiling.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave


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  • The sun is extremely strong here, so we are thinking that a thin veiling of net might be advisable in the midday sun, to keep the blossoms and fruit from drying up, the skins thickening, blossom-end rot, etc.

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  • Beneath this notion of the pact and therefore of adequation, the notion of veiling/unveiling attunes the entire Seminar to the Heideggerian discourse on the truth.

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  • They dont even SEE the young ladies and they know there is something worth chasing, just because they saw the "veiling" or the protection of those tinted windows.

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  • The major alterations to Islam that get mentioned are the elimination of polygyny and any kind of veiling for women, as well as a few other relaxations.

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  • Narayan believes that bargainers with patriarchy, such as veiling women, are autonomous because, despite their choices being constrained by patriarchy, they can make genuine, reflective choices within these constraints.

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  • In the Sufi take on the creation story, Source is described as 'veiling' itself, in order to create the physical world.

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  • Or maybe I should say "veiling" instead of canvas -- or something still lighter and airier.

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  • And when they couldn't understand, they maligned the ideas they found unfamiliar, such as veiling of women like Aisha.


  • Iran defines "veiling" as the wearing of hijab, a loose-fitting, ankle-length, dark-colored garment that covers the hair and body, leaving only the face exposed.

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  • You should have known that our baked, brined, and deep-fried masala turkeys were simply veiling our nefarious, anti-American plots to replace McDonald's arches with minarets and convert the White House to the United Colors of Benetton House.

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