What does vail mean?

Definitions for vailveɪl

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Vail

    same as Veil

  2. Vail(noun)

    avails; profit; return; proceeds

  3. Vail(noun)

    an unexpected gain or acquisition; a casual advantage or benefit; a windfall

  4. Vail(noun)

    money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; -- usually in the plural

  5. Vail(verb)

    to let fail; to allow or cause to sink

  6. Vail(verb)

    to lower, or take off, in token of inferiority, reverence, submission, or the like

  7. Vail(verb)

    to yield or recede; to give place; to show respect by yielding, uncovering, or the like

  8. Vail(noun)

    submission; decline; descent

  9. Origin: [Aphetic form of avale. See Avale, Vale.]


  1. Vail

    The Town of Vail is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population of the town was 5,305 in 2010. The town was established and built as the base village to Vail Ski Resort, with which it was originally conceived. Vail Ski Resort's first season was in December, 1962 and it is the second largest ski mountain in North America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vail

    vāl. Same as Veil.

  2. Vail

    vāl, v.t. to let fall.—v.i. to yield: to drop, move down.—n. (Shak.) submission, decline.—n. Vail′er. [Contr. from avale; cf. Avalanche.]

  3. Vail

    vāl′, v.i. (poet.) to profit, avail.—n.pl. Vails, money given to servants by a visitor—also Vales. [Contr. from avail.]

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  1. LAIV

  2. Vial

  3. Vila


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vail in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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