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Meaning of DISGUISE

Pronunciation:  dis'gIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance; "he is a master of disguise"
  2. [n]  any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
  3. [n]  an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something; "the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"
  4. [v]  make unrecognizable; "The herb disguises the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

DISGUISE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: camouflage, camouflage
 See Also: attire, camouflage, cloak, color, colour, conceal, concealing, concealment, dissemble, dissimulate, dress, false hair, fancy dress, garb, hairpiece, hide, hiding, mask, mask, masquerade, masquerade, masquerade costume, postiche, semblance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*guise"\ (?; 232), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disguised};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Disguising}.] [OE. desguisen, disgisen,
    degisen, OF. desguisier, F. d['e]guiser; pref. des- (L. dis-)
    + guise. See {Guise}.]
    1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to
       conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or
             Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
    2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false
       show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's
       sentiments, character, or intentions.
             All God's angels come to us disguised. --Lowell.
    3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
             I have just left the right worshipful, and his
             myrmidons, about a sneaker or five gallons; the
             whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I
             gave them the ship.                   --Spectator.
    Syn: To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign;
         pretend; secrete. See {Conceal}.
  2. \Dis*guise"\, n.
    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.
    3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication. --Shak.
    4. A masque or masquerade. [Obs.]
             Disguise was the old English word for a masque. --B.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a disguise. means that you are hiding from something or someone in your waking life. It is time to face reality and stop hiding behind a facade.
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