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Veil vs. Wimple

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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.

Wimplenoun

A cloth which usually covers the head and is worn around the neck and chin. It was worn by women in medieval Europe and is still worn by nuns in certain orders.

Veilnoun

A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.

Wimplenoun

A fold or pleat in cloth.

Veilnoun

The calyptra of mosses.

Wimplenoun

A ripple, as on the surface of water.

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Veilnoun

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

Wimplenoun

A curve or bend.

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.’;

Wimplenoun

A flag or streamer.

Veilnoun

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

Wimpleverb

To cover with a wimple.

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Veilnoun

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

Wimpleverb

To draw down; to lower, like a veil.

Veilnoun

An obscuration of the clearness of the tones in pronunciation.

Wimpleverb

To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause to ripple or undulate.

‘The wind wimples the surface of water.’;

Veilverb

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

Wimpleverb

To flutter.

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Veilverb

(transitive) To conceal as with a veil.

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

Wimplenoun

A covering of silk, linen, or other material, for the neck and chin, formerly worn by women as an outdoor protection, and still retained in the dress of nuns.

‘Full seemly her wympel ipinched is.’; ‘For she had laid her mournful stole aside,And widowlike sad wimple thrown away.’; ‘Then Vivian rose,And from her brown-locked head the wimple throws.’;

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.’;

Wimplenoun

A flag or streamer.

Veilnoun

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

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

Wimpleverb

To clothe with a wimple; to cover, as with a veil; hence, to hoodwink.

‘This wimpled, whining, purblind, wayward boy.’;

Veilnoun

The calyptra of mosses.

Wimpleverb

To draw down, as a veil; to lay in folds or plaits, as a veil.

Veilnoun

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

Wimpleverb

To cause to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to cause to ripple or undulate; as, the wind wimples the surface of water.

Veilnoun

Same as Velum, 3.

Wimpleverb

To lie in folds; also, to appear as if laid in folds or plaits; to ripple; to undulate.

‘For with a veil, that wimpled everywhere,Her head and face was hid.’; ‘With me through . . . meadows stray,Where wimpling waters make their way.’;

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.’;

Wimplenoun

headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women

Veilverb

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

‘To keep your great pretenses veiled.’;

Wimple

A wimple is a medieval form of female headdress, formed of a large piece of cloth worn around the neck and chin, and covering the top of the head. Its use developed in early medieval Europe.

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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