Definition of take the veil in English:
Become a nun.
- As it happened, her friend and counselor there, Mother Dolores, was none other than former actress Dolores Hart, the fresh-faced beauty who had given Elvis Presley his first screen kiss in ‘Loving You ‘before taking the veil.’
- But the way some women go on, you'd think getting married was a combination of taking the veil - all that noble self-denying sacrifice - and volunteering for lifelong char lady status.
- Does she still want to take the veil / And clothe herself in white and grey?
Definition of take the veil in:
- US English dictionary