n. A cloth or other fabric or material intended to conceal something from the eye; a curtain.n. A piece of stuff, usually very light and more or less transparent, as lawn or lace, intended to conceal, wholly or in part, the features from close observation, while not materially obstructing the vision of the wearer; hence, such a piece of stuff forming a head-dress or part of a head-dress, especially for women.n. Hence, anything that prevents observation; a covering, mask, or disguise; also, a pretense.n. A scarf tied to or hanging from a pastoral staff. See ovarium, 3, sudarium , vexillum, and banderole, 1 .n. In anatomy and zoology, a velum.n. In botany: In Hymenomycetes, same as velum, 2 .n. In Discomycetes, a membranous or fibrous coating stretching over the mouth of the cup.n. In mosses, same as calyptra, 1 .n. In phonation, an obscuration of the clearness of the tones, either from a natural conformation of the larynx or from some accidental condition, as fatigue or a cold.To cover with a veil, as the face, or face and head; cover the face of with a veil.To invest; enshroud; envelop; hide.Figuratively, to conceal; mask; disguise.