Definition of Disguise

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: Camouflage
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Gloss, Semblance



2. Verb. Make unrecognizable. "They disguise themselves"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
Exact synonyms: Mask
Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide
Specialized synonyms: Cloak, Dissemble, Mask, Dissimulate, Masquerade, Camouflage

3. Noun. Any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity.
Generic synonyms: Attire, Dress, Garb
Specialized synonyms: Fancy Dress, Masquerade, Masquerade Costume, Mask

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

Definition of Disguise

1. v. t. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.

2. n. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.

Definition of Disguise

1. Noun. An attire (e.g. clothing) used to hide one's identity or assume another. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath. ¹

3. Noun. The act of disguising, notably as a ploy ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To prevent giving away or revealing (something secret). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disguise

1. to alter the appearance of [v -GUISED, -GUISING, -GUISES]

Medical Definition of Disguise

1. 1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties. "There is no passion steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises, than pride." (Addison) 2. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show. "That eye which glances through all disguises." (D. Webster) 3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication. 4. A masque or masquerade. "Disguise was the old English word for a masque." (B. Jonson) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disguise

disgrades
disgrading
disgraduate
disgraduated
disgraduates
disgraduating
disgregation
disgruntedly
disgruntle
disgruntled
disgruntlement
disgruntlements
disgruntles
disgruntling
disguisable
disguise (current term)
disguised
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disguiser
disguisers
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disguising
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disgust
disgusted
disgustedly
disgustedness

Literary usage of Disguise

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, Philip Stanhope Worsley (1862)
"BOOK XVII. ODYSSEUS, IN THE disguise OP AN AGED BEGGAR, COMES TO HIS OWN HOUSE—THE DEATH OF HIS DOG ARGUS. ..."

2. Thoughts on Personal Religion, Being a Treatise on the Christian Life in Its by Edward Meyrick Goulburn (1865)
"Iif this striking passage of Holy Scripture we see King David in disguise brought before his own judgment-seat. His judgment, as chief magistrate of his ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"tinian was found strangled in his apartment, and some pains were employed to disguise the manifest guilt of ..."

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