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English Dictionary: mask by the DICT Development Group
5 results for mask
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a covering to disguise or conceal the face
  2. activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
  3. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
    Synonym(s): masquerade, masquerade party, masque, mask
  4. a protective covering worn over the face
  1. hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
    Synonym(s): dissemble, cloak, mask
  2. put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"
    Antonym(s): unmask
  3. make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
    Synonym(s): disguise, mask
  4. cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"
  5. shield from light
    Synonym(s): mask, block out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mask \Mask\, n.
      1. A person wearing a mask; a masker.
                     The mask that has the arm of the Indian queen. --G.
                                                                              W. Cable.
      2. (Sporting) The head or face of a fox.
      {Death mask}, a cast of the face of a dead person.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mask \Mask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Masked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense
            against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
                     They must all be masked and vizarded. --Shak.
      2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
                     Masking the business from the common eye. --Shak.
      3. (Mil.)
            (a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
            (b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of
                  troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some
                  hostile evolution is being carried out.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mask \Mask\, n. [F. masque, LL. masca, mascha, mascus; cf. Sp. &
      Pg. m[a0]scara, It. maschera; all fr. Ar. maskharat buffoon,
      fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, fr.
      sakhira to ridicule, to laugh at. Cf. {Masque},
      1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise
            or protection; as, a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a
            ball player's mask.
      2. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
      3. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions,
            where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a
            frolic; a delusive show. --Bacon.
                     This thought might lead me through the world's vain
                     mask.                                                --Milton.
      4. A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the
            actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical
      5. (Arch.) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones
            and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains,
            and the like; -- called also {mascaron}.
      6. (Fort.)
            (a) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects
                  the caponiere.
            (b) A screen for a battery.
      7. (Zo[94]l.) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly,
            modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
      {Mask house}, a house for masquerades. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Mask \Mask\, v. i.
      1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade. --Cavendish.
      2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way. --Shak.
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