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Meaning of MASK

Pronunciation:  mask

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
  2. [n]  a covering to disguise or conceal the face
  3. [n]  a protective covering worn over the face
  4. [n]  a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
  5. [v]  put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"
  6. [v]  shield from light; as in photography
  7. [v]  cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"
  8. [v]  hide under a false appearance
 

MASK is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: block out, cloak, dissemble, masque, masquerade
 
 Antonyms: unmask
 
 See Also: concealing, concealment, cook, cover, covering, disguise, disguise, domino, eye mask, face mask, false face, fancy-dress ball, gas helmet, gasmask, half mask, hiding, masked ball, masquerade ball, party, protection, protective cover, protective covering, respirator, welder's mask

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mask\, 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 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. --Bacon.
    
             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. (Arch.) 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. (Fort.)
       (a) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects
           the caponiere.
       (b) A screen for a battery.
    
    7. (Zo["o]l.) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly,
       modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
    
    {Mask house}, a house for masquerades. [Obs.]
    
    
  2. \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.
    
             They must all be masked and vizarded. --Shak.
    
    2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
    
             Masking the business from the common eye. --Shak.
    
    3. (Mil.)
       (a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
       (b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of
           troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some
           hostile evolution is being carried out.
    
    
  3. \Mask\, v. i.
    1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade. --Cavendish.
    
    2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way. --Shak.
    
    
  4. \Mask\, n.
    1. A person wearing a mask; a masker.
    
             The mask that has the arm of the Indian queen. --G.
                                                   W. Cable.
    
    2. (Sporting) The head or face of a fox.
    
    {Death mask}, a cast of the face of a dead person.
    
    
 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are wearing a mask means temporary trouble as a result of some misunderstanding and misinterpretation of your actions and conduct. Alternatively, you may be pretending to be someone you are not or are hiding your true feelings. Seeing others wearing a mask in your dream indicates that you will battle against deceit, falsehood, and jealousy. Seeing others unmask in your dream, symbolizes failure in gaining the admiration and/or respect of someone sought for.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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