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camouflage

noun

1 camouflage

An outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something.

synonym: disguise.

Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation, preservation etc. 670; guardianship.    area defense; ... show more

Roget 530: camouflage; mimicry; hiding place; secret place, secret drawer; recess, hold, holes and corners; closet, crypt, adytum, abditory, oubliette.    ambush, ... show more

Dutch: camouflagekleur, schutkleur



2 camouflage

Fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background.

synonym: camo.

3 camouflage

Device or stratagem for concealment or deceit.

Dutch: camouflage

4 camouflage

The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance.

synonym: disguise.

verb

1 camouflage

Disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something.

Roget 530: blend in, blend into the background.    lie in ambush etc. (hide oneself) 528; lie in wait for, lurk; set a trap for etc. (deceive) 545; ambuscade, ambush.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: bad copy, bad likeness, becloud, befog, belie, blanket, blind, burlesque, caricature, cloak, cloud, color, conceal, concealment, contrast, cover, cover up, cover-up, curtain, deception ... show more.

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