dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


10 definitions found
 for vail
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\ (v[=a]l), n. & v. t.
     Same as Veil. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\, n. [Aphetic form of avail, n.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Avails; profit; return; proceeds. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              My house is as 'twere the cave where the young
              outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.
                                                    --Chapman.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or
        benefit; a windfall. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; --
        usually in the plural. [Written also vale.] --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\, n.
     Submission; decline; descent. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\, v. t. [Aphetic form of avale. See Avale, Vale.]
     [Written also vale, and veil.]
     1. To let fall; to allow or cause to sink. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Vail your regard
              Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!
                                                    --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence,
        submission, or the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              France must vail her lofty-plumed crest! --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any
              reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.
                                                    --Sir. W.
                                                    Scott.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vail \Vail\ (v[=a]l), v. i.
     To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by
     yielding, uncovering, or the like. [Written also vale, and
     veil.] [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.
                                                    --South.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Veil \Veil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veiled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Veiling.] [Cf. OF. veler, F. voiler, L. velarc. See Veil,
     n.] [Written also vail.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To throw a veil over; to cover with a veil.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Her face was veiled; yet to my fancied sight,
              Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined.
                                                    --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Fig.: To invest; to cover; to hide; to conceal.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              To keep your great pretenses veiled.  --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Veil \Veil\ (v[=a]l), n. [OE. veile, OF. veile, F. voile, L.
     velum a sail, covering, curtain, veil, probably fr. vehere to
     bear, carry, and thus originally, that which bears the ship
     on. See Vehicle, and cf. Reveal.] [Written also vail.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Something hung up, or spread out, to intercept the view,
        and hide an object; a cover; a curtain; esp., a screen,
        usually of gauze, crape, or similar diaphnous material, to
        hide or protect the face.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The veil of the temple was rent in twain. --Matt.
                                                    xxvii. 51.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              She, as a veil down to the slender waist,
              Her unadorn['e]d golden tresses wore. --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A cover; a disguise; a mask; a pretense.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              [I will] pluck the borrowed veil of modesty from the
              so seeming Mistress Page.             --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Bot.)
        (a) The calyptra of mosses.
        (b) A membrane connecting the margin of the pileus of a
            mushroom with the stalk; -- called also velum.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Eccl.) A covering for a person or thing; as, a nun's
        veil; a paten veil; an altar veil.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Zool.) Same as Velum, 3.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     To take the veil (Eccl.), to receive or be covered with, a
        veil, as a nun, in token of retirement from the world; to
        become a nun.
        [1913 Webster]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vail, AZ -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona
     Population (2000):    2484
     Housing Units (2000): 906
     Land area (2000):     18.205051 sq. miles (47.150863 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    18.205051 sq. miles (47.150863 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            78540
     Located within:       Arizona (AZ), FIPS 04
     Location:             32.001939 N, 110.700286 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     85641
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vail, AZ
      Vail
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vail, CO -- U.S. town in Colorado
     Population (2000):    4531
     Housing Units (2000): 5389
     Land area (2000):     4.535670 sq. miles (11.747331 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.535670 sq. miles (11.747331 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            80040
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             39.635757 N, 106.362984 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     81657
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vail, CO
      Vail
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Vail, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    452
     Housing Units (2000): 196
     Land area (2000):     0.559407 sq. miles (1.448857 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.559407 sq. miles (1.448857 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            80130
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             42.061061 N, 95.202423 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     51465
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Vail, IA
      Vail
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229