Definition of Mask

1. Noun. A covering to disguise or conceal the face.

Generic synonyms: Covering, Disguise
Specialized synonyms: Domino, Eye Mask, Half Mask, False Face



2. Verb. Hide under a false appearance. "He masked his disappointment"
Exact synonyms: Cloak, Dissemble
Generic synonyms: Disguise
Derivative terms: Cloak, Masking

3. Noun. Activity that tries to conceal something. "They moved in under a mask of friendship"
Generic synonyms: Concealing, Concealment, Hiding

4. Verb. Put a mask on or cover with a mask. "Mask the children for Halloween"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Masker
Antonyms: Unmask

5. Noun. A party of guests wearing costumes and masks.
Exact synonyms: Masque, Masquerade, Masquerade Party
Specialized synonyms: Fancy-dress Ball, Masked Ball, Masquerade Ball
Generic synonyms: Party
Derivative terms: Masquerade

6. Verb. Make unrecognizable. "They mask themselves"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
Exact synonyms: Disguise
Generic synonyms: Conceal, Hide
Specialized synonyms: Cloak, Dissemble, Dissimulate, Masquerade, Camouflage
Derivative terms: Disguise, Disguise

7. Noun. A protective covering worn over the face.

8. Verb. Cover with a sauce. "Mask the meat"
Category relationships: Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
Entails: Cook
Generic synonyms: Cover

9. Verb. Shield from light.
Exact synonyms: Block Out
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Cover

Definition of Mask

1. n. 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. v. t. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.

3. v. i. To take part as a masker in a masquerade.

4. n. A person wearing a mask; a masker.

Definition of Mask

1. Noun. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection. ¹

2. Noun. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge. ¹

3. Noun. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show - Francis Bacon ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters. ¹

5. Noun. (architecture) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron. ¹

6. Noun. (context: fortification) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere. ¹

7. Noun. (context: fortification) A screen for a battery ¹

8. Noun. (zoology) The lower lip of the larva of a dragonfly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ. ¹

9. Noun. (context: Puebloan anthropology) A ceremonial object used in Puebloan kachina cults that resembles a Euro-American masks. (The term is objected as an appropriate translation by Puebloan peoples as it emphasizes imitation but ignores power and representational intent.) ¹

10. Noun. (computing programming) A pattern of bits used in bitwise operations; bitmask. ¹

11. Noun. (computer graphics) A two-color (black and white) bitmap generated from an image, used to create transparency in the image. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To disguise; to cover; to hide. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive military) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of. ¹

15. Verb. (transitive military) To cover or keep in check. ¹

16. Verb. (intransitive) To take part as a masker in a masquerade ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mask

1. to cover with a mask (a covering used to disguise the face) [v -ED, -ING, -S] : MASKABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Mask

1. 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. "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 characters. 5. 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. In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere. A screen for a battery. 7. The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ. Mask house, a house for masquerades. Origin: F. Masque, LL. Masca, mascha, mascus; cf. Sp. & Pg. Mascara, It. Maschera; all fr. Ar. Maskharat buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, fr. Sakhira to ridicule, to laugh at. Cf. Masque, Masquerade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mask

mashman
mashmen
mashrabiya
mashua
mashuas
mashugana
mashuganas
mashup
mashups
mashwa
mashwas
mashy
masing
masjid
masjids
mask (current term)
mask of pregnancy
mask shell
maskable
maskanda
masked
masked ball
masked epilepsy
masked facies
masked gout
masked hyperthyroidism
masked shrew
masked virus
maskeg
maskegs

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