mask

DEFINITIONS OF: mask

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n a covering to disguise or conceal the face

Types:
domino, eye mask, half mask
a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
false face
a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
Type of:
covering
an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
disguise
any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

n a protective covering worn over the face

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face mask
mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey
gas helmet, gasmask, respirator
a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
welder's mask
a mask that you wear for protection when doing welding
catcher's mask
a mask to protect the face of the catcher in baseball
face guard
face mask consisting of a strong wire mesh on the front of football helmets
fencer's mask, fencing mask
a face mask made of fine mesh that is worn over a fencer's face
ski mask
a woolen face mask to protect the face from cold while skiing on snow
Type of:
protection, protective cover, protective covering
a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

n activity that tries to conceal something

“no mask could conceal his ignorance”
“they moved in under a mask of friendship”
Type of:
concealing, concealment, hiding
the activity of keeping something secret

n a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

Synonyms:
masque, masquerade, masquerade party
Types:
fancy-dress ball, masked ball, masquerade ball
a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
Type of:
party
a group of people gathered together for pleasure

v put a mask on or cover with a mask

Mask the children for Halloween”
Antonyms:
unmask
take the mask off
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

v hide under a false appearance

“He masked his disappointment”
Synonyms:
cloak, dissemble
Type of:
disguise
make unrecognizable

v make unrecognizable

“The herb masks the garlic taste”
Synonyms:
disguise
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cloak, dissemble
hide under a false appearance
dissimulate
hide (feelings) from other people
masquerade
take part in a masquerade
camouflage
disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something
Type of:
conceal, hide
prevent from being seen or discovered

v cover with a sauce

mask the meat”
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered

v shield from light

Synonyms:
block out
Type of:
cover
provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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