Ampoule vs Vail - What's the difference?

ampoule | vail |

As an adjective ampoule

is exaggerated; over the top.

As a proper noun vail is



Alternative forms

* ampul * ampule


(en noun)
  • A small hermetically sealed vial containing a sterile solution suitable for injection.
  • vail


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) profit; return; proceeds.
  • * Chapman
  • My house is as were the cave where the young outlaw hoards the stolen vails of his occupation.
  • (chiefly, in the plural, obsolete) Money given to servants by visitors; a gratuity; also vale .
  • (Dryden)

    Etymology 2

    Aphetic form of


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) submission
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To yield.
  • * South
  • Thy convenience must vail to thy neighbor's necessity.
  • (obsolete) To remove as a sign of deference, as a hat.
  • * Shakespeare
  • France must vail her lofty-plumed crest!
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • without vailing his bonnet or testifying any reverence for the alleged sanctity of the relic
  • To let fall; to allow or cause to sink.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Vail your regard / Upon a wronged, I would fain have said, a maid!

    Etymology 3


    (en noun)
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • Anagrams

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