take the veil

Definition of take the veil

old-fashioned
:to become a nun

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

veil play
  1. : a length of cloth worn by women as a covering for the head and shoulders and often especially in Eastern countries for the face

  2. : a length of veiling or netting worn over the head or face or attached for protection or ornament to a hat or headdress

  3. : any of various liturgical cloths

  1. : to cover, provide, obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil

  2. : to put on or wear a veil


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