veil
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veil(
veyl
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (clothing)
a. el velo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The bride arrived at the altar and her father took off her veil.La novia llegó al altar y su padre le quitó el velo.
2. (something that conceals)
a. el velo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The harbor was covered by a veil of mist in the early hours of the morning.El puerto estaba cubierto de un velo de bruma en las primeras horas de la mañana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to cover)
a. cubrir con un velo
The priestesses always veil their faces when they leave the temple.Las sacerdotisas siempre se cubren la cara cuando salen del templo.
4. (to hide)
a. disimular
Every time they spoke, she found herself less able to veil her feelings for him.Cada vez que hablaban le resultaba más difícil disimular sus sentimientos por él.
b. velar (facts, truth)
That newspaper presents the publishers' own ideology and chooses to veil the truths that aren't in their interest.Ese periódico presenta la ideología de los editores y decide velar las verdades que no les convienen.
c. ocultar
He was barely able to veil how much he detested his rival.Apenas podía ocultar cuánto detestaba a su rival.
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veil
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el velo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a veil of smokeuna cortina de humo
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to draw a veil over somethingcorrer un tupido velo sobre algo
4. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
under a veil of secrecyrodeado(a) de un halo de secreto or misterio
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a. cubrir con un velo
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
veiled in secrecyrodeado(a) de un halo de secreto or misterio
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veil [veɪl]
noun
velo (m)
a veil of secrecy surrounded the project un halo de misterio rodeaba el proyecto
a veil of secrecy ...to surround sth with a veil of secrecy
under a veil of secrecy en el mayor secreto; to draw a veil over sth correr un (tupido) velo sobre algo
to take the veil (Rel) tomar el hábito; meterse monja
transitive verb
cubrir con un velo; (disguise) [+truth, facts] velar; encubrir; [+dislike, hatred] disimular
eyes veiled by tears ojos (m) empañados por lágrimas; the town was veiled in mist la ciudad estaba cubierta por un velo de niebla
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "veil"
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black veil brides
novias de velo negro
black veil bride
la novia de velo negro
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