English Thesaurus
(noun) 
Definition
a piece of thin cloth, usually as part of a hat or headdress, used to cover a woman's face
She swathed her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
Synonyms
,
cover
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
, , ,
shade
She left the shades down and the lights off.
, ,
cloak
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
(noun) 
Definition
something that conceals the truth
the chilling facts behind this veil of secrecy
Synonyms
,
mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
,
disguise
a ridiculous disguise
,
(noun) 
Definition
something that conceals the truth
He recognized the coast of England through the veil of mist.
Synonyms
film
There was a sort of film over my eyes.
, ,
curtain
a curtain of cigarette smoke
,
cloak
Today most of England will be under a cloak of thick mist.
,
shroud
a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow
(verb) 
Definition
to cover or conceal with or as if with a veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
Synonyms
cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
,
screen
The road is screened by a block of flats.
,
hide
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
,
mask
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
,
shield
He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
,
disguise
She made no attempt to disguise her contempt.
,
conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
,
obscure
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
, ,
cloak
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
,
mantle
Many of the peaks were already mantled with snow.
Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blind
Definition
a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
Synonyms
front (informal),
smoke screen
in the sense of cloak
Definition
something that covers or conceals
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
Synonyms
front (informal),
smoke screen,
smoke and mirrors
in the sense of cloak
Definition
something that covers or conceals
Today most of England will be under a cloak of thick mist.

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