A covering to disguise or conceal the face.
Roget 223: covering, cover; baldachin, baldachino†, baldaquin†; canopy, tilt, awning, tent, marquee, tente d'abri [Fr.], umbrella, parasol, sunshade; veil (shade) 424; shield etc. (defense) 717. roof, ceiling, thatch, tile; pantile, pentile†; tiling, slates, slating, leads; barrack [U.S.], plafond, planchment [U.S.], tiling, shed etc. (abode) 189. top, lid, covercle†, door, operculum; bulkhead [U.S.]. bandage, plaster, lint, wrapping, dossil†, finger stall. coverlet, counterpane, sheet, quilt, tarpaulin, blanket, rug, drugget†; housing; antimacassar, eiderdown, numdah†, pillowcase, pillowslip†; linoleum; saddle cloth, blanket cloth; tidy; tilpah [U.S.], apishamore [U.S.]. integument, tegument; skin, pellicle, fleece, fell, fur, leather, shagreen†, hide; pelt, peltry†; cordwain†; derm†; robe, buffalo robe [U.S.]; cuticle, scarfskin, epidermis. clothing etc. 225; mask etc. (concealment) 530. peel, crust, bark, rind, cortex, husk, shell, coat; eggshell, glume†. capsule; sheath, sheathing; pod, cod; casing, case, theca†; elytron†; elytrum†; involucrum [Lat.]; wrapping, wrapper; envelope, vesicle; corn husk, corn shuck [U.S.]; dermatology, conchology; testaceology†. inunction†; incrustation, superimposition, superposition, obduction†; scale etc. (layer) 204. [specific coverings] veneer, facing; overlay; plate, silver plate, gold plate, copper plate; engobe†; ormolu; Sheffield plate; pavement; coating, paint; varnish etc. (resin) 216.1; plating, barrel plating, anointing etc. v.; enamel; epitaxial deposition [Eng.], vapor deposition; ground, whitewash, plaster, spackel, stucco, compo; cerement; ointment etc. (grease) 356. ... show more
Roget 424: shade; awning etc. (cover) 223; parasol, sunshade, umbrella; chick; portiere; screen, curtain, shutter, blind, gauze, veil, chador, mantle, mask; cloud, mist, gathering. of clouds. umbrage, glade; shadow etc. 421. beach umbrella, folding umbrella. ... show more
Roget 530: camouflage; mimicry; hiding place; secret place, secret drawer; recess, hold, holes and corners; closet, crypt, adytum†, abditory†, oubliette. ambush, ambuscade; stalking horse; lurking hole, lurking place; secret path, back stairs; retreat etc. (refuge) 666. screen, cover, shade, blinker; veil, curtain, blind, cloak, cloud. mask, visor, vizor†, disguise, masquerade dress, domino. pitfall etc. (source of danger) 667; trap etc. (snare) 545. ... show more
Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation†, preservation etc. 670; guardianship. area defense; site defense. self-defense, self-preservation; resistance etc. 719. safeguard etc. (safety) 664; balistraria†; bunker, screen etc. (shelter) 666; camouflage etc. (concealment) 530; fortification; munition, muniment†; trench, foxhole; bulwark, fosse†, moat, ditch, entrenchment, intrenchment†; kila†; dike, dyke; parapet, sunk fence, embankment, mound, mole, bank, sandbag, revetment; earth work, field-work; fence, wall dead wall, contravallation†; paling etc. (inclosure) 232; palisade, haha, stockade, stoccado†, laager†, sangar†; barrier, barricade; boom; portcullis, chevaux de frise [Fr.]; abatis, abattis†, abbatis†; vallum†, circumvallation†, battlement, rampart, scarp; escarp†, counter-scarp; glacis, casemate†; vallation†, vanfos†. buttress, abutment; shore etc. (support) 215. breastwork, banquette, curtain, mantlet†, bastion, redan†, ravelin†; vauntmure†; advance work, horn work, outwork; barbacan†, barbican; redoubt; fort-elage [Fr.], fort-alice; lines. loophole, machicolation†; sally port. hold, stronghold, fastness; asylum etc. (refuge) 666; keep, donjon, dungeon, fortress, citadel, capitol, castle; tower of strength, tower of strength; fort, barracoon†, pah†, sconce, martello tower†, peelhouse†, blockhouse, rath†; wooden walls. [body armor] bulletproof vest, armored vest, buffer, corner stone, fender, apron, mask, gauntlet, thimble, carapace, armor, shield, buckler, aegis, breastplate, backplate†, cowcatcher, face guard, scutum†, cuirass, habergeon†, mail, coat of mail, brigandine†, hauberk, lorication†, helmet, helm, bassinet, salade†, heaume†, morion†, murrion†, armet†, cabaset†, vizor†, casquetel†, siege cap, headpiece, casque, pickelhaube, vambrace†, shako etc. (dress) 225. bearskin; panoply; truncheon etc. (weapon) 727. garrison, picket, piquet; defender, protector; guardian etc. (safety) 664; bodyguard, champion; knight-errant, Paladin; propugner†. bulletproof window. hardened site. ... show more
Dutch: masker, mom, mombakkes
Activity that tries to conceal something.
A party of guests wearing costumes and masks.
Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; habiliment; vesture, vestment; garment, garb, palliament†, apparel, wardrobe, wearing apparel, clothes, things; underclothes. array; tailoring, millinery; finery etc. (ornament) 847; full dress etc. (show) 882; garniture; theatrical properties. outfit, equipment, trousseau; uniform, regimentals; continentals [U.S.]; canonicals etc. 999; livery, gear, harness, turn-out, accouterment, caparison, suit, rigging, trappings, traps, slops, togs, toggery†; day wear, night wear, zoot suit; designer clothes; masquerade. dishabille, morning dress, undress. kimono; lungi†; shooting-coat; mufti; rags, tatters, old clothes; mourning, weeds; duds; slippers. robe, tunic, paletot†, habit, gown, coat, frock, blouse, toga, smock frock, claw coat, hammer coat, Prince Albert coat†, sack coat, tuxedo coat, frock coat, dress coat, tail coat. cloak, pall, mantle, mantlet mantua†, shawl, pelisse, wrapper; veil; cape, tippet, kirtle†, plaid, muffler, comforter, haik†, huke†, chlamys†, mantilla, tabard, housing, horse cloth, burnoose, burnous, roquelaure†; houppelande [Fr.]; surcoat, overcoat, great coat; surtout [Fr.], spencer†; mackintosh, waterproof, raincoat; ulster, P-coat, dreadnought, wraprascal†, poncho, cardinal, pelerine†; barbe†, chudder†, jubbah†, oilskins, pajamas, pilot jacket, talma jacket†, vest, jerkin, waistcoat, doublet, camisole, gabardine; farthingale, kilt, jupe†, crinoline, bustle, panier, skirt, apron, pinafore; bloomer, bloomers; chaqueta†, songtag [G.], tablier†. pants, trousers, trowsers†; breeches, pantaloons, inexpressibles†, overalls, smalls, small clothes; shintiyan†; shorts, jockey shorts, boxer shorts; tights, drawers, panties, unmentionables; knickers, knickerbockers; philibeg†, fillibeg†; pants suit; culottes; jeans, blue jeans, dungarees, denims. [brand names for jeans] Levis, Calvin Klein, Calvins, Bonjour, Gloria Vanderbilt. headdress, headgear; chapeau [Fr.], crush hat, opera hat; kaffiyeh; sombrero, jam, tam-o-shanter, tarboosh†, topi, sola topi [Lat.], pagri†, puggaree†; cap, hat, beaver hat, coonskin cap; castor, bonnet, tile, wideawake, billycock†, wimple; nightcap, mobcap†, skullcap; hood, coif; capote†, calash; kerchief, snood, babushka; head, coiffure; crown etc. (circle) 247; chignon, pelt, wig, front, peruke, periwig, caftan, turban, fez, shako, csako†, busby; kepi†, forage cap, bearskin; baseball cap; fishing hat; helmet etc. 717; mask, domino. body clothes; linen; hickory shirt [U.S.]; shirt, sark†, smock, shift, chemise; night gown, negligee, dressing gown, night shirt; bedgown†, sac de nuit [Fr.]. underclothes [underclothing], underpants, undershirt; slip [for women], brassiere, corset, stays, corsage, corset, corselet, bodice, girdle etc. (circle) 247; stomacher; petticoat, panties; under waistcoat; jock [for men], athletic supporter, jockstrap. sweater, jersey; cardigan; turtleneck, pullover; sweater vest. neckerchief, neckcloth†; tie, ruff, collar, cravat, stock, handkerchief, scarf; bib, tucker; boa; cummerbund, rumal†, rabat†. shoe, pump, boot, slipper, sandal, galoche†, galoshes, patten, clog; sneakers, running shoes, hiking boots; high-low; Blucher boot, wellington boot, Hessian boot, jack boot, top boot; Balmoral†; arctics, bootee, bootikin†, brogan, chaparajos†; chavar†, chivarras†, chivarros†; gums [U.S.], larrigan [U.S.], rubbers, showshoe, stogy†, veldtschoen [G.], legging, buskin, greave†, galligaskin†, gamache†, gamashes†, moccasin, gambado, gaiter, spatterdash†, brogue, antigropelos†; stocking, hose, gaskins†, trunk hose, sock; hosiery. glove, gauntlet, mitten, cuff, wristband, sleeve. swaddling cloth, baby linen, layette; ice wool; taffeta. pocket handkerchief, hanky†, hankie. clothier, tailor, milliner, costumier, sempstress†, snip; dressmaker, habitmaker†, breechesmaker†, shoemaker; Crispin; friseur [Fr.]; cordwainer†, cobbler, hosier†, hatter; draper, linen draper, haberdasher, mercer. [underpants for babies] diaper, nappy [Brit.]; disposable diaper, cloth diaper; [brand names for diapers], Luvs Huggies. ... show more
Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency†; covin†; knavery etc. (cunning) 702; misrepresentation etc. (falsehood) 544; bluff; straw-bail, straw bid [U.S.]; spoof [Slang]. delusion, gullery†; juggling, jugglery†; slight of hand, legerdemain; prestigiation†, prestidigitation; magic etc. 992; conjuring, conjuration; hocus-pocus, escamoterie†, jockeyship†; trickery, coggery†, chicanery; supercherie†, cozenage†, circumvention, ingannation†, collusion; treachery etc. 940; practical joke. trick, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant, bubble, fetch, catch, chicane, juggle, reach, hocus, bite; card sharping, stacked deck, loaded dice, quick shuffle, double dealing, dealing seconds, dealing from the bottom of the deck; artful dodge, swindle; tricks upon travelers; stratagem etc. (artifice) 702; confidence trick, fake, hoax; theft etc. 791; ballot-box stuffing [U.S.], barney [Slang]; brace game [Slang], bunko game, drop game [Slang], gum game [U.S.], panel game [U.S.], shell game, thimblerig, skin game [U.S.]. snare, trap, pitfall, decoy, gin; springe†, springle†; noose, hoot; bait, decoy-duck, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-a-pens; cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime; dionaea†, Venus's flytrap†; ambush etc. 530; trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom; spring-net, spring net, spring gun, mask, masked battery; mine; flytrap†; green goods [U.S.]; panel house. Cornish hug; wolf in sheep's clothing etc. (deceiver) 548; disguise, disguisement†; false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes; pattes de velours [Fr.]. mockery etc. (imitation) 19; copy etc. 21; counterfeit, sham, make-believe, forgery, fraud; lie etc. 546; a delusion a mockery and a snare" [Denman], hollow mockery. whited sepulcher, painted sepulcher; tinsel; paste, junk jewelry, costume jewelry, false jewelry, synthetic jewels; scagliola†, ormolu, German silver, albata†, paktong†, white metal, Britannia metal, paint; veneer; jerry building; man of straw. illusion etc. (error) 495; ignis fatuus [Lat.] etc. 423; mirage etc. 443. ... show more
is a specific kind of: party.
A protective covering worn over the face.
Hide under a false appearance:
— He masked his disappointment.
Put a mask on or cover with a mask.
— The herb masks the garlic taste.
Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up. encrypt, encode, cipher. cover, screen, cloak, veil, shroud; cover up one's tracks; screen from sight, screen from observation; drawing the veil; draw the curtain, close the curtain; curtain, shade, eclipse, throw a view over; be cloud, be mask; mask, disguise; ensconce, muffle, smother; befog; whisper. keep from; keep back, keep to oneself; keep snug, keep close, keep secret, keep dark; bury; sink, suppress; keep from, keep from out of view, keep from out of sight; keep in the shade, throw into the shade, throw into background; stifle, hush up, smother, withhold, reserve; fence with a question; ignore etc. 460. keep a secret, keep one's own counsel; hold one's tongue etc. (silence) 585; make no sign, not let it go further; not breathe a word, not breathe a syllable about; not let the right hand know what the left is not let the right hand know what the left is doing; hide one's light under a bushel, bury one's talent in a napkin. keep in the dark, leave in the dark, keep in the ignorance; blind, blind the eyes; blindfold, hoodwink, mystify; puzzle etc. (render uncertain) 475; bamboozle etc. (deceive) 545. be concealed etc. v.; suffer an eclipse; retire from sight, couch; hide oneself; lie hid, lie in perdu [Fr.], lie in close; lie in ambush (ambush) 530; seclude oneself etc. 893; lurk, sneak, skulk, slink, prowl; steal into, steal out of, steal by, steal along; play at bopeep†, play at hide and seek; hide in holes and corners; still hunt. ... show more
Cover with a sauce.
Shield from light.
synonym: block out.
Moby thesaurus: Kaffeeklatsch, aegis, affectation, air, alibi, anaglyph, apology, appearance, apply to, arm guard, aspect, backstop, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball, barn dance, bas-relief, becloud, befog, belie, blanket, blind, block, blowout, blur, boss, buffer, bulwark, bumper, cameo, cameo glass, camouflage, canopy, cavo-rilievo, cloak, clothe, cloud, coat, cocktail party, coffee klatch, color, coloring, conceal, concealment, contraceptive, cope, copyright, costume party, country dance, cover, cover story, cover up, cover-up, coverage, covering, covert, coverture, cowl, cowling, crash helmet, curtain, cushion, cut glass, dance, dashboard, defend, device, dinner, dinner party, disguise, dissemble, dissembling, dissimulate, dissimulation, distort, distract attention from, dodger, domino, donation party, drape, drapery, dress up, eclipse, embellish, embossment, embroider, ensconce, enshroud, entertainment, envelop, excuse, facade, face, face mask, fakery, false colors, false face, false front, falsify, fancy-dress ball, feint, fender, festivity, film, finger guard, foot guard, front, fudge, fuse, garble, garden party, gild, gloss, gloss over, glyph, glyptograph, goggles, governor, guard, guardrail, guise, hand guard, handle, handrail, hanging, hard hat, helmet, hen party, hide, high relief, hood, hop, house party, house-raising, housewarming, housing, incognito, insulation, intaglio, intaglio rilevato, intaglio rilievo, interlock, keep under cover, knee guard, knuckle guard, lame excuse, laminated glass, lawn party, lay on, lay over, life preserver, lifeline, lightning conductor, lightning rod, locus standi, low relief, mantle, masked ball, masque, masquerade, masquerade ball, masquerade party, medal, medallion, miscite, miscolor, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, mixer, mudguard, muffle, muffler, mummery, nose guard, obduce, obfuscate, obscure, occult, ostensible motive, overlay, overspread, overstate, pad, padding, pall, palladium, party, patent, pervert, pilot, plaquette, poor excuse, pose, posture, pretense, pretension, pretext, preventive, prom, promenade, prophylactic, protect, protective clothing, protective coloration, protective umbrella, protestation, public motive, put on, put-off, put-on, record hop, refuge, relief, relievo, safeguard, safety, safety glass, safety plug, safety rail, safety shoes, safety switch, safety valve, screen, sculptured glass, scum, seat belt, secrete, seeming, semblance, shade, sham, shelter, shield, shin guard, shindig, shindy, show, shower, shroud, simulation, slant, slur over, smoke screen, smoker, spread over, square dance, stag, stag dance, stag party, stalking-horse, strain, stratagem, subterfuge, sun helmet, superimpose, superpose, surprise party, tea dance, the dansant, titivate, trick, trick out, twist, umbrella, understate, varnish, veil, veneer, vestment, visor, vizard, vizard mask, warp, whitewash, window dressing, windscreen, windshield ... show more.
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