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Hijab vs. Veil

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Hijabnoun

The practice, among Muslim women, of covering the body after the age of puberty in front of non-related adult males.

Veilnoun

Something hung up or spread out to hide or protect the face, or hide an object from view; usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphanous material.

Hijabnoun

(countable) A traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women, covering the hair and neck.

Veilnoun

A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.

Hijabnoun

a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face

Veilnoun

The calyptra of mosses.

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Hijabnoun

the custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home;

‘she observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing’;

Veilnoun

A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; a velum.

Hijab

A hijab (; Arabic: حجاب‎, romanized: ḥijāb, pronounced [ħɪˈdʒaːb] in common English usage) is a religious veil worn by Muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the hair, head and chest. The term can refer to any hair, head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to Islamic standards of modesty.

Veilnoun

A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul (especially over the head)

‘a nun's veil’; ‘a paten veil’; ‘an altar veil’; ‘Muslim woman often cover their face with a veil.’;

Veilnoun

(zoology) velum A circular membrane round the cap of medusa

Veilnoun

(mycology) A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.

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Veilnoun

An obscuration of the clearness of the tones in pronunciation.

Veilverb

(transitive) To dress in, or decorate with, a veil.

Veilverb

(transitive) To conceal as with a veil.

‘The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.’;

Veilnoun

Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view, and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen, usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to hide or protect the face.

‘The veil of the temple was rent in twain.’; ‘She, as a veil down to the slender waist,Her unadornéd golden tresses wore.’;

Veilnoun

A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.

‘[I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming Mistress Page.’;

Veilnoun

The calyptra of mosses.

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Veilnoun

A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.

Veilnoun

Same as Velum, 3.

Veilverb

To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.

‘Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight,Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.’;

Veilverb

Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.

‘To keep your great pretenses veiled.’;

Veilnoun

a garment that covers the head and face

Veilnoun

the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

Veilnoun

a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

Veilverb

to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil;

‘women in Afghanistan veil their faces’;

Veilverb

make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing;

‘a hidden message’; ‘a veiled threat’;

Veil

A veil is an article of clothing or hanging cloth that is intended to cover some part of the head or face, or an object of some significance. Veiling has a long history in European, Asian, and African societies.

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