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mask

mask

 
pronunciation:
maesk
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a covering for all or part of the face, usu. worn to disguise the wearer's identity.
 
synonyms:
vizard
similar words:
disguise, domino, incognito
definition 2: a representation of a face, often stylized or grotesque, that may be worn to represent an emotion, quality, or type of person, or used as decoration.
synonyms:
false face
similar words:
totem
definition 3: anything that conceals or disguises.
the mask of nightHe hid his emotions behind the mask of official duty.
synonyms:
blind, camouflage, cloak, cover, disguise, fašade, masquerade, screen, veil
similar words:
pretense, semblance, show, shroud, veneer, window dressing
definition 4: a face covering of metal bars, wire mesh, or the like worn for protection.
a fencer's mask
similar words:
goggles, visor
definition 5: a covering for the mouth and nose to protect the wearer from germs, poisonous gases, dust, or the like, or to provide oxygen or other breathable gas through an attached tube.
similar words:
gas mask
definition 6: a representation made from a mold taken of a person's face.
a life maska death mask
similar words:
death mask, simulacrum
definition 7: an expressionless face, or one that has a fixed expression.
similar words:
straight face
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: masked, masking, masks
definition 1: to conceal or disguise.
They masked the doorway behind a screen.She masked her true motives.
synonyms:
camouflage, conceal, disguise, hide, screen, shroud
antonyms:
manifest
similar words:
cloak, cover, obscure, occult, veil
definition 2: to put a mask on.
The bandits masked their faces.
synonyms:
disguise
similar words:
cover, hide, veil
definition 3: to cover so as to protect.
Mask the windows before you paint the car.
synonyms:
cover, shield
similar words:
guard, protect
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to disguise oneself, esp. by putting on a mask.
synonyms:
disguise oneself
similar words:
masquerade
derivation: masklike (adj.)
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