Definition for Vail (veil)

vail (veil), n. [AFr < L. vēlum, sail, curtain.] (webplay: eastern, faces, hide, never, show, sight, something).

  1. Ground cover; [fig.] yardage of snow; white layer of snow coverage.
  2. Net; gauze; scarf; gossamer headdress; sheer silken cloth; lacy material used to protect the face; filmy piece of fabric to hide the face.
  3. Curtain; partition; screen; [fig.] boundary between mortality and immortality.
  4. Mantle; drapery; cloak; pall.
  5. Phrase. “walk within the Vail”: enter the most holy place; go into the presence God; priesthood garments; (see Exodus 26:33-34).

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