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mask

A mask is a disguise that covers just your face. Your Halloween costume might include a scary monster mask and a furry suit with a tail, or maybe you just wear that for fun.

You can wear a mask to conceal your identity, to dress up as a character for a party or holiday, to scare someone, or to make someone laugh. Robbers sometimes wear masks so they can't be identified, and an actor might wear a mask while playing the role of a rabbit in a play. Other masks are useful, including masks that protect patients from germs and masks that keep skiers' faces warm.

Definitions of mask
  1. noun
    a covering to disguise or conceal the face
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    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
  2. noun
    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
  3. noun
    activity that tries to conceal something
    “no mask could conceal his ignorance”
    “they moved in under a mask of friendship”
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    type of:
    concealing, concealment, hiding
    the activity of keeping something secret
  4. noun
    a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
    synonyms: masque, masquerade, masquerade party
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    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
  5. verb
    put a mask on or cover with a mask
    Mask the children for Halloween”
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    unmask
    take the mask off
    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  6. verb
    hide under a false appearance
    “He masked his disappointment”
    synonyms: cloak, dissemble
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    type of:
    disguise
    make unrecognizable
  7. verb
    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
  8. verb
    cover with a sauce
    mask the meat”
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  9. verb
    shield from light
    synonyms: block out
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    type of:
    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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