mask

/mask / (say mahsk)

noun
1. a covering for the face, especially one worn for disguise; a false face.
2. a piece of cloth, silk, or plastic material, covering the face of an actor, to symbolise the character represented, used in Greek and Roman drama and in some modern plays.
3. anything that disguises or conceals; a disguise; a pretence.
4. a person wearing a mask.
5. masque.
6. a likeness of a face, as one moulded in plaster after death.
7. the face or head, as of a fox.
8. a representation of a face or head, generally grotesque, used as an ornament.
9. Also, face mask. a covering of wire, gauze, tinted glass, cloth, etc., to protect the face, as from splinters, dust, sparks, glare, fumes, polluted air, etc.
10. gasmask.
11. facial mask.
12. any of various devices, usually consisting of rubber, glass, and plastic material, used by skin-divers to protect the face.
13. Fortifications a screen, as of earth or brush, for concealing or protecting a battery or any military operation.
14. Photography any device used to limit the amount of light reaching a sensitised surface.
verb (t)
15. to disguise or conceal.
16. to cover with a mask.
17. Fortifications to conceal (a battery or any military operation) from the enemy.
18. to hinder (an army, etc.) from conducting an operation.
19. Photography to restrict the amount of light reaching (a sensitised surface).
verb (i)
20. to put on a mask; disguise oneself.
{French masque, from Italian maschera, from Late Latin masca, or perhaps Arabic maskharah buffoon. See mascara}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Mask — (m[.a]sk), n. [F. masque, LL. masca, mascha, mascus; cf. Sp. & Pg. m[ a]scara, It. maschera; all fr. Ar. maskharat buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, fr. sakhira to ridicule, to laugh at. Cf. {Masque}, {Masquerade}.] 1. A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mask — [mask, mäsk] n. [Fr masque < It maschera, mascara, a mask, prob. < Ar maskhara, a clown, buffoonery] 1. a covering for the face or part of the face, to conceal the identity 2. anything that conceals or disguises 3. a party, carnival, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mask (RO) — Mask (Royaumes oubliés) Mask est une divinité imaginaire fictive propre aux Royaumes oubliés, un monde de campagne pour le jeu de rôle Donjons Dragons. Mask est le Dieu des voleurs et des espions. Sa tâche consiste donc à aider les voleurs dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mask — Mask, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Masked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Masking}.] 1. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor. [1913 Webster] They must all be masked and vizarded. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mask — De izquierda a derecha: Andres Franco, Javier Barragan, Jose Fors, Ernesto Franco y Arturo Ybarra Datos generales Origen Guadalajara, Jalisco, México …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mask — Mask, v. i. 1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade. Cavendish. [1913 Webster] 2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mask — bezeichnet: M.A.S.K., Zeichentrickserie Lough Mask, See im County Mayo, Irland Siehe auch: Die Maske Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mask — (Lough M.), See in den irischen Grafschaften Mayo und Galway, 16 km lang und 3–7 km breit, entsendet einen Abfluß nach S. zum Lough Corrib. An der Südostküste Ruinen von Mask Castle (aus dem 13. Jahrh.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mask# — mask n portrait, photograph, *image, effigy, statue, icon mask vb *disguise, cloak, dissemble, camouflage Analogous words: conceal, *hide, secrete, screen: protect, shield, *defend, guard, safeguard Contrasted words: discover, divulge, disclose,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mask — [n] false face, cover affectation, air*, appearance, aspect, beard*, blind, camouflage, cloak*, concealment, cover up, disguise, disguisement, dissembling, dissimulation, domino*, facade, fig leaf*, front, guise, hood, masquerade, pose, posture,… …   New thesaurus

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