veil of mist

veil of mist
heavy fog or mist

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • veil — [vāl] n. [ME veile, veil, sail, curtain < NormFr < L vela, neut. pl., taken as fem., of velum, sail, cloth, curtain < IE base * weg , to weave, attach, a textile > OIr figim, I weave, OE wecca, wick] 1. a piece of light fabric, as of… …   English World dictionary

  • veil — veil1 [veıl] n [Date: 1100 1200; : Old North French; Origin: veile, from Latin vela, plural of velum sail, curtain, cloth, veil ] 1.) a thin piece of material that women wear to cover their faces at formal occasions or for religious reasons ▪ She …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • veil — [[t]ve͟ɪl[/t]] veils 1) N COUNT A veil is a piece of thin soft cloth that women sometimes wear over their heads and which can also cover their face. She s got long fair hair but she s got a veil over it... She swathes her face in a veil of… …   English dictionary

  • veil — 1 noun (C) 1 a thin piece of material worn by women to cover their faces at formal occasions such as weddings, or for religious reasons 2 the veil the system in Islamic countries in which women must keep their faces covered in public places 3… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mist — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dense, heavy, thick ▪ A heavy mist rolled over the fields. ▪ faint, fine, light, slight …   Collocations dictionary

  • veil — /veɪl / (say vayl) noun 1. a piece of material worn over the head and face, as that worn over the head and shoulders by some Muslim women to conceal the face. 2. a piece of material worn over the head and sometimes the face as an adornment, or to …   Australian English dictionary

  • veil — n. & v. n. 1 a piece of usu. more or less transparent fabric attached to a woman s hat etc., esp. to conceal the face or protect against the sun, dust, etc. 2 a piece of linen etc. as part of a nun s head dress, resting on the head and shoulders …   Useful english dictionary

  • veil — noun 1》 a piece of fine material worn to protect or conceal the face.     ↘a piece of fabric forming part of a nun s headdress, resting on the head and shoulders. 2》 a thing that conceals, disguises, or obscures: an eerie veil of mist. 3》 (in… …   English new terms dictionary

  • mist — mistless, adj. /mist/, n. 1. a cloudlike aggregation of minute globules of water suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth s surface, reducing visibility to a lesser degree than fog. 2. a cloud of particles resembling this: She sprayed a… …   Universalium

  • veil — 1. noun 1) a thin veil of high cloud made the sun hazy Syn: covering, cover, screen, curtain, mantle, cloak, mask, blanket, shroud, canopy, cloud, pall 2) the women wore black veils Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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