Vail

Definition of Vail

Pronunciation: vāl
n. & v. t.1.Same as Veil.
n.1.
1.Avails; profit; return; proceeds.
My house is as 'twere the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.
- Chapman.
2.An unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall.
3.Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; - usually in the plural.
v. t.1.To let fall; to allow or cause to sink.
Vail your regard
Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!
- Shak.
2.To lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like.
France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!
- Shak.
Without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic.
- Sir. W. Scott.
v. i.1.To yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like.
Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.
- South.
n.1.Submission; decline; descent.
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