What does the word veil mean?

Usage examples for veil

  1. I would ask you to- night, but-" she hesitated, and Lucy let down her veil. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. A large hat, over which a veil was thrown, made it impossible to distinguish her features; and still Sans- Cravate said to himself as he looked after her: " It seems to me that I know that woman." – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  3. She had seen but one servant at the house and in his presence had worn a light veil. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives