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{adj: diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby} so thin as to transmit light
"a hat with a diaphanous veil"
"filmy wings of a moth"
"gauzy clouds of dandelion down"
"gossamer cobwebs"
"sheer silk stockings"
"transparent chiffon"
"vaporous silks"

{adj: unveiled} revealed; especially by having a veil removed
"a new generation of unveiled women in Iran"
"applauding the unveiled statue of Winston Churchill"
<-> veiled

{adj: veiled} having or as if having a veil or concealing cover
"a veiled dancer"
"a veiled hat"
"veiled threats"
"veiled insults"
<-> unveiled

{adj: veiled} muted or unclear
"veiled sounds"
"the image is veiled or foggy"

{n: Cortinarius armillatus} a fungus with large tawny caps and pale cinnamon gills and a red band of veil around the stalk; usually found near birch trees

{n: Cortinarius, genus Cortinarius} the largest genus in the Agaricales; agarics having rusty spores and prominent cortinae (cobwebby partial veils)

{n: Pholiota destruens} a large fungus with whitish scales on the cap and remnants of the veil hanging from the cap; the stalk is thick and hard

{n: Stropharia ambigua} a gilled fungus with a long stalk and a yellow slimy cap from which fragments of the broken veil hang; gills are initially white but become dark brown as spores are released

{n: annulus} (Fungi) remnant of the partial veil that in mature mushrooms surrounds the lower part of the stem

{n: burqa, burka} a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan
"the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa"

{n: caul, veil, embryonic membrane} the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)

{n: chador, chadar, chaddar, chuddar} a cloth used as a head covering (and veil and shawl) by Muslim and Hindu women

{n: coif} a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law

{n: cortina} a cobwebby partial veil consisting of silky fibrils

{n: face veil} a piece of more-or-less transparent material that covers the face

{n: gauze, netting, veiling} a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave

{n: head covering, veil} a garment that covers the head and face

{n: hijab} a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face

{n: humeral veil, veil} a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl

{n: niqab} a face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women

{n: partial veil, velum} membrane of the young sporophore of various mushrooms extending from the margin of the cap to the stem and is ruptured by growth; represented in mature mushroom by an annulus around the stem and sometimes a cortina on the margin of the cap

{n: the way of the world, the ways of the world} the manner in which people typically behave or things typically happen
"the ordinary reader is endowed with considerable wisdom and knowledge of the way of the world"
"she was well-versed in the ways of the world before she had taken the veil"
"he was amazingly innocent of the ways of the world"

{n: tulle} a fine (often starched) net used for veils or tutus or gowns

{n: universal veil, velum} membrane initially completely investing the young sporophore of various mushrooms that is ruptured by growth; represented in the mature mushroom by a volva around lower part of stem and scales on upper surface of the cap

{n: unspoken accusation, veiled accusation} an accusation that is understood without needing to be spoken

{n: yashmak, yashmac} the face veil worn by Muslim women

{v: cowl} cover with or as with a cowl
"cowl the boys and veil the girls"

{v: obscure, blot out, obliterate, veil, hide} make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
"a hidden message"
"a veiled threat"

{v: take the veil} become a nun
"The young woman took the veil after ther fiance died"

{v: trail} hang down so as to drag along the ground
"The bride's veiled trailed along the ground"

{v: unveil} remove the veil from
"Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies"
<-> veil

{v: veil} to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
"women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
<-> unveil

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