See also: ve'el

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

veel (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of veal

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

veel (third-person singular simple present veels, present participle veeling, simple past and past participle veeled)

  1. (nonstandard, Britain) feel
    • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire
      To Veel. v. To feel.
      Veel’d. part. Felt.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

veel (plural veels)

  1. (nonstandard, Britain) field
QuotationsEdit
  • 1850, James Orchard Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century
    But why do they let ’un stray out of the veels?
  • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire
    Veel. s. A field; a corn land unenclosed.
Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch veel, from Middle Dutch vele, from Old Dutch filo, from Proto-Germanic *felu.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

veel

  1. (chiefly with negatives or when modified by adverbs) much, a lot
    Sy weet nie veel nie, maar haar moeder wis baie veel.
    She doesn't know much, but her mother really knew a lot

SynonymsEdit

  • baie (more common synonym with a mostly complementary distribution)

DeterminerEdit

veel

  1. (chiefly with negatives or when modified by adverbs) much, many
    Ons het nie veel perde nie.
    We don't have many horses.

SynonymsEdit

  • baie (more common synonym with a mostly complementary distribution)

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /veːl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: veel
  • Rhymes: -eːl

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch vele, from Old Dutch filo, from Proto-Germanic *felu.

DeterminerEdit

veel (comparative meer, superlative meest)

  1. many, much, a lot of
Usage notesEdit

As a determiner veel typically isn't inflected in informal Dutch. In formal style the inflected form vele may be used, but only for plurals or before (usually uncountable) singular nouns with a definite article:

Vele rolstoelgebruikers hadden bezwaren tegen de plannen.
Many wheelchair users had objections against the plans.
Het vele geweld dreef inwoners weg.
The large amount of violence drove inhabitants away.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of veel
uninflected veel
inflected veel
comparative meer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial veel meer het meest
het meeste
indefinite m./f. sing. veel meer
n. sing. veel meer
plural veel meer
definite vele meeste
partitive
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

PronounEdit

veel (comparative meer, superlative het meest or het meeste)

  1. much, a lot
    Vanaf hier kan ik veel zien.
    From here I can see a lot.
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: veel
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: fele
  • Javindo: feel, peel
  • Jersey Dutch: fœl
  • Negerhollands: veel
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: fail

AdverbEdit

veel (comparative meer, superlative meest)

  1. much
  2. often, frequently
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

veel

  1. first-person singular present indicative of velen
  2. imperative of velen

AnagramsEdit


Dutch Low SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to German viel.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

veel

  1. much

AdjectiveEdit

veel

  1. much, many

EstonianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Finnic *veelä, from a Baltic language. Cognate to Lithuanian vėl, Latvian vēl and Finnish vielä.

AdverbEdit

veel

  1. yet, still

AnagramsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

veel

  1. adessive singular of vesi

German Low GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to German viel.

AdverbEdit

veel

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) much
    veel to lat (Low Prussian)
    much too late

AdjectiveEdit

veel

  1. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) much (a lot of) (when used in the singular)
    veel Melk (Low Prussian)
    a lot of milk
  2. (in many dialects, including Low Prussian) many (when used in the plural)
    veele Kinga (Low Prussian)
    many children

IngrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *veelä, borrowed from a Baltic language. Cognates include Finnish vielä and Estonian veel.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

veel

  1. yet
  2. still, nevertheless
    • 1936, N. A. Iljin and V. I. Junus, Bukvari iƶoroin șkouluja vart, Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva:
      Talveel pessii kylmääl veel.
      In the cold winter wash yourself nevertheless.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 660

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman veel, from Latin vitellus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

veel (plural veles)

  1. veal (the meat of a calf)
  2. A calf (young cow)
    • c. 1450, Mirour Saluacioun:
      The ydolatiers of the golden veel.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Latin vitellus.

NounEdit

veel m (oblique plural veeaus or veeax or veiaus or veiax or veels, nominative singular veeaus or veeax or veiaus or veiax or veels, nominative plural veel)

  1. calf (young cow or bull)

DescendantsEdit

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