Definition of Camouflage

1. Noun. An outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something. "The theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"

Exact synonyms: Disguise
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Gloss, Semblance

2. Verb. Disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something. "They camouflage themselves"; "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"
Generic synonyms: Disguise, Mask

3. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Camo
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

4. Noun. Device or stratagem for concealment or deceit.
Generic synonyms: Concealment, Cover, Covert, Screen

5. Noun. The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance. "He is a master of disguise"
Exact synonyms: Disguise
Generic synonyms: Concealing, Concealment, Hiding
Derivative terms: Disguise

Definition of Camouflage

1. Noun. A disguise or covering up. ¹

2. Noun. The act of disguising. ¹

3. Noun. (military) The use of natural or artificial material on personnel, objects, or tactical positions with the aim of confusing, misleading, or evading the enemy.(JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms). ¹

4. Noun. (context: textiles) A pattern on clothing consisting of irregularly shaped patches that are either greenish/brownish, brownish/whitish, or bluish/whitish, as used by ground combat forces. ¹

5. Noun. (biology) Resemblance of an organism to its surroundings for avoiding detection ¹

6. Noun. Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting. ¹

7. Verb. To hide or disguise something by covering it up or changing the way it looks. ¹

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Definition of Camouflage


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Lexicographical Neighbors of Camouflage

camomile tea
camouflage (current term)
camp bed
camp beds

Literary usage of Camouflage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Magazine of Art by American Federation of Arts (1918)
"Only toward the end of the war did we reach a position where we could convince the authorities that, without proper camouflage discipline, the material work ..."

2. Visual Illusions: Their Causes, Characteristics and Applications by Matthew Luckiesh (1922)
"Inasmuch as the story of the science of camouflage is not generally available, it appears worth while to present it briefly. Besides being of interest, ..."

3. War Work of the Bureau of Standards: April 1, 1921 by National Bureau of Standards, United States (1921)
"This circumstance was a source of danger to the camouflage artist. For example, a fabric might be dyed green to closely match green foliage, and through a ..."

4. Aerial Observation: The Airplane Observer, the Balloon Observer, and the by Holworthy Hall (1921)
"G.—Ground camouflage XLVIII Speaking of camouflage, the subject has never been so ... Take camouflage,1 for example. Though there is scarcely a word in the ..."

5. The Making of a Modern Army and Its Operations in the Field: A Study Based by René Louis Jules Radiguet (1918)
"camouflage. Everything pertaining to the equipment and employment of troops must be hidden, so far as possible, from the sight of enemy aviators, ..."

6. Our Navy in the War by Lawrence Perry (1918)
"A great deal has been written about land camouflage, but not so much about the same ... The British, on the other hand, employed camouflage with a view to ..."

7. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1921)
"Richard Aldington REVIEWS camouflage Reynard the Fox, or the Ghost Heath Run, by John Mase- field. Macmillan Co. Enslaved, by John Masefield. Macmillan Co. ..."

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