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Hijab vs. Veil — What's the Difference?

Hijab vs. Veil — What's the Difference?

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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.
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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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Hijab

Any of several cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
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Veil

A length of cloth worn over the head, shoulders, and often the face, especially by women.
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Hijab

The veiling of women in some Islamic societies, customarily practiced in order to maintain standards of modesty.
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Veil

A length of netting attached to a woman's hat or hair worn for decoration or to protect the head and face.
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Hijab

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

A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
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Hijab

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

The part of a nun's headdress that frames the face and falls over the shoulders.
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Hijab

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

The life or vows of a nun
Assumed the veil.
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Hijab

The custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home;
She observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing
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Veil

Any of various cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
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Veil

A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
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Veil

Something that conceals, separates, or screens like a curtain
A veil of secrecy.
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Veil

(Biology) A membranous covering or part, as that on the developing fruiting body of certain mushrooms; a velum.
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Veil

To cover with or as if with a veil
Dense fog veiled the bridge.
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Veil

To conceal or disguise
A smile that veiled his anger.
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Veil

To wear a veil.
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Veil

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

(figurative) Anything that partially obscures a clear view.
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Veil

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

A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul (especially over the head)
A nun's veil
A paten veil
An altar veil
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Veil

(biology) The calyptra of mosses.
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Veil

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

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

(mycology) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; a velum.
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Veil

An obscuration of the clearness of the tones in pronunciation.
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Veil

That which separates the living and the spirit world.
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Veil

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

(transitive) To conceal as with a veil.
The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.
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Veil

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.
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Veil

A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.
[I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the so seeming Mistress Page.
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Veil

The calyptra of mosses.
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Veil

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

Same as Velum, 3.
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Veil

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.
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Veil

Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
To keep your great pretenses veiled.
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Veil

A garment that covers the head and face
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Veil

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

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

To obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil;
Women in Afghanistan veil their faces
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Veil

Make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing;
A hidden message
A veiled threat
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