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mask

noun

1 mask

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; ... show more

Roget 424: shade; awning etc. (cover) 223; parasol, sunshade, umbrella; chick; portiere; screen, curtain, shutter, blind, ... 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

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

Dutch: masker, mom, mombakkes
Polish: maska



2 mask

Activity that tries to conceal something.

3 mask

A party of guests wearing costumes and masks.

synonyms: masque, masquerade, masquerade party.

Roget 225: clothing, investment; covering etc. 223; dress, raiment, drapery, costume, attire, guise, toilet, toilette, trim; ... show more

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Dutch: maskerade

4 mask

A protective covering worn over the face.

Polish: maska

verb

1 mask

Hide under a false appearance:
— He masked his disappointment.

synonyms: cloak, dissemble.

2 mask

Put a mask on or cover with a mask.

3 mask

Make unrecognizable:
— The herb masks the garlic taste.

synonym: disguise.

Roget 528: conceal, hide, secrete, put out of sight; lock up, seal up, bottle up.    encrypt, encode, cipher.    cover, screen, cloak, veil, ... show more

Dutch: maskeren

4 mask

Cover with a sauce.

5 mask

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 ... show more.

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