Veil in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is veil a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word veil is a Scrabble US word. The word veil is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

V4E1I1L1

Is veil a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word veil is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

V4E1I1L1

Is veil a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word veil is a Words With Friends word. The word veil is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

V5E1I1L2

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Valid words made from Veil

You can make 12 words from 'veil' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'veil'

EVIL 7LIVE 7
VEIL 7VILE 7
VLEI 7 

3 letters words from 'veil'

LEI 3LEV 6
LIE 3VIE 6

2 letters words from 'veil'

EL 2LI 2

All 4 letters words made out of veil

veil evil viel ivel eivl ievl veli evli vlei lvei elvi levi vile ivle vlie lvie ilve live eilv ielv eliv leiv ilev liev

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word veil. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in veil.

Definitions and meaning of veil

veil

Etymology

From Middle English veil, veyl, from Anglo-Norman and Old Northern French veil (sail, veil, shroud) (Francien Old French voil, French voile), Latin vēlum (sail). Displaced Middle English scleire, scleyre, sleyre, slyre (veil) (compare German Schleier). Doublet of velum and voile.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /veɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophones: vale, vail

Noun

veil (plural veils)

  1. Something hung up or spread out to hide or protect the face, or hide an object from view; usually of gauze, crepe, or similar diaphanous material.
    • The veil of the temple was rent in twain.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that partially obscures a clear view.
  3. A cover; disguise; a mask; a pretense.
    • 2007. Zerzan, John. Silence. p. 4.
      Beckett complains that "in the forest of symbols" there is never quiet, and longs to break through the veil of language to silence.
  4. A covering for a person or thing; as, a caul (especially over the head)
  5. (biology) The calyptra of mosses.
  6. (zoology) velum (A circular membrane round the cap of a medusa).
  7. (mycology) A thin layer of tissue which is attached to or covers a mushroom.
  8. (mycology) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a mushroom with the stalk; a velum.
  9. An obscuration of the clearness of the tones in pronunciation.
  10. (figuratively, parapsychology) That which separates the living and the spirit world.

Derived terms

  • dance of the seven veils
  • draw a veil over
  • take the veil
  • veil of tears

Descendants

  • Japanese: ベール (bēru)
  • Korean: 베일 (beil)

Translations

Verb

veil (third-person singular simple present veils, present participle veiling, simple past and past participle veiled)

  1. (transitive) To dress in, or decorate with, a veil.
  2. (transitive) To conceal as with a veil.
    The forest fire was veiled by smoke, but I could hear it clearly.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Levi, Viel, evil, live, vile, vlei

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

veil

  1. first-person singular present indicative of veilen
  2. imperative of veilen

Adjective

veil (comparative veiler, superlative veilst)

  1. venal

Inflection

Anagrams

  • viel, vlei

Source: wiktionary.org
  • VEHM, (German) a mediaeval German court.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)