take the veil

Definition of take the veil

old-fashioned

  1. :  to become a nun

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to seize or capture physically

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

  1. :  something that is taken:

    :  the amount of money received :  proceeds, receipts, income

    :  share, cut

veilplay
  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

    :  the outer covering of a nun's headdress

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

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

    :  to put on or wear a veil


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