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mas·quer·ade

 (măs′kə-rād′)
n.
1.
a. A costume party at which masks are worn; a masked ball. Also called masque.
b. A costume for such a party or ball.
2.
a. A disguise or false outward show; a pretense: a masquerade of humility.
b. An involved scheme; a charade.
intr.v. mas·quer·ad·ed, mas·quer·ad·ing, mas·quer·ades
1. To wear a mask or disguise, as at a masquerade: She masqueraded as a shepherd.
2. To go about as if in disguise; have or put on a deceptive appearance: The stowaway masqueraded as a crew member.

[French mascarade, from Italian mascarata, variant of mascherata, from Old Italian maschera, mask; see mask.]

mas′quer·ad′er n.

masquerade

(ˌmæskəˈreɪd)
n
1. a party or other gathering to which the guests wear masks and costumes
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the disguise worn at such a function
3. a pretence or disguise
vb (intr)
4. to participate in a masquerade; disguise oneself
5. to dissemble
[C16: from Spanish mascarada, from mascara mask]
ˌmasquerˈader n

mas•quer•ade

(ˌmæs kəˈreɪd)

n., v. -ad•ed, -ad•ing. n.
1. a festive gathering of people wearing masks and costumes.
2. a costume worn at such a gathering.
3. false outward show; pretense.
v.i.
4. to represent oneself falsely.
5. to disguise oneself.
6. to take part in a masquerade.
[1580–90; pseudo-Sp variant of Middle French mascarade < Upper Italian mascherada; see mask, -ade1]
mas`quer•ad′er, n.

masquerade


Past participle: masqueraded
Gerund: masquerading

Imperative
masquerade
masquerade
Present
I masquerade
you masquerade
he/she/it masquerades
we masquerade
you masquerade
they masquerade
Preterite
I masqueraded
you masqueraded
he/she/it masqueraded
we masqueraded
you masqueraded
they masqueraded
Present Continuous
I am masquerading
you are masquerading
he/she/it is masquerading
we are masquerading
you are masquerading
they are masquerading
Present Perfect
I have masqueraded
you have masqueraded
he/she/it has masqueraded
we have masqueraded
you have masqueraded
they have masqueraded
Past Continuous
I was masquerading
you were masquerading
he/she/it was masquerading
we were masquerading
you were masquerading
they were masquerading
Past Perfect
I had masqueraded
you had masqueraded
he/she/it had masqueraded
we had masqueraded
you had masqueraded
they had masqueraded
Future
I will masquerade
you will masquerade
he/she/it will masquerade
we will masquerade
you will masquerade
they will masquerade
Future Perfect
I will have masqueraded
you will have masqueraded
he/she/it will have masqueraded
we will have masqueraded
you will have masqueraded
they will have masqueraded
Future Continuous
I will be masquerading
you will be masquerading
he/she/it will be masquerading
we will be masquerading
you will be masquerading
they will be masquerading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been masquerading
you have been masquerading
he/she/it has been masquerading
we have been masquerading
you have been masquerading
they have been masquerading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been masquerading
you will have been masquerading
he/she/it will have been masquerading
we will have been masquerading
you will have been masquerading
they will have been masquerading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been masquerading
you had been masquerading
he/she/it had been masquerading
we had been masquerading
you had been masquerading
they had been masquerading
Conditional
I would masquerade
you would masquerade
he/she/it would masquerade
we would masquerade
you would masquerade
they would masquerade
Past Conditional
I would have masqueraded
you would have masqueraded
he/she/it would have masqueraded
we would have masqueraded
you would have masqueraded
they would have masqueraded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.masquerade - a party of guests wearing costumes and masksmasquerade - a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
fancy-dress ball, masked ball, masquerade ball - a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
2.masquerade - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade partymasquerade - a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
costume - the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball; "he won the prize for best costume"
disguise - any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
domino - a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume
false face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
3.masquerade - making a false outward show; "a beggar's masquerade of wealth"
pretending, pretense, feigning, simulation, pretence - the act of giving a false appearance; "his conformity was only pretending"
Verb1.masquerade - take part in a masquerade
disguise, mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
2.masquerade - pretend to be someone or something that you are not; "he is masquerading as an expert on the internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"
personate, pose, impersonate - pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions; "She posed as the Czar's daughter"

masquerade

verb
1. pose, pretend to be, impersonate, profess to be, pass yourself off, simulate, disguise yourself He masqueraded as a doctor and fooled everyone.
noun
1. pretence, disguise, deception, front (informal), cover, screen, put-on (slang), mask, cover-up, cloak, guise, subterfuge, dissimulation, imposture He claimed that the elections would be a masquerade.
2. masked ball, masquerade ball, revel, mummery, fancy dress party, costume ball, masked party A man was killed at the Christmas masquerade.

masquerade

nounverb
1. To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of:
2. To represent oneself in a given character or as other than what one is:
Idiom: pass oneself off as.
Translations
تَقَنُّع، تَظاهُريَتَظاهَر ليَخْدَع
maškarádapředstíránívydávat se
give sig ud for at væremaskerade
samar
dúlbúastlátalæti
apsimetimasmaskaradas
izlikšanāsizlikties
maškaráda
kılığına girmeksahte davranışyapmacık

masquerade

[ˌmæskəˈreɪd]
A. N
1. (= pretence) → farsa f, mascarada f
2. (= fancy-dress ball) → baile m de máscaras, mascarada f
B. VI to masquerade ashacerse pasar por

masquerade

[ˌmæskəˈreɪd]
n
(= sham) → mascarade f
I refuse to take part in such a masquerade → Je refuse de prendre part à une telle mascarade.
(= dance) → bal m masqué
vi
to masquerade as → se faire passer pour

masquerade

nMaskerade f; that’s just a masquerade, she’s not really like that at all (fig)das ist alles nur Theater, in Wirklichkeit ist sie gar nicht so
vi to masquerade as …sich verkleiden als …; (fig)sich ausgeben als …, vorgeben, … zu sein; this cheap trash masquerading as literaturedieser Schund, der als Literatur ausgegeben wird

masquerade

[ˌmæskəˈreɪd]
1. n (fig) (pretence) → mascherata, finzione f, montatura; (masked ball) → ballo in maschera
2. vi to masquerade asfarsi passare per

masquerade

(mӕskəˈreid) noun
(a) pretence or disguise. Her show of friendship was (a) masquerade.
verb
(with as) to pretend to be, usually intending to deceive. The criminal was masquerading as a respectable businessman.
References in classic literature ?
This little bit of byplay excited Annie's curiosity, but Meg was too tired for gossip and went to bed, feeling as if she had been to a masquerade and hadn't enjoyed herself as much as she expected.
Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, in this respect resembling many other marriages which masquerade as the decrees of Fate.
In short, he entirely sacrificed every appearance of the warrior to the masquerade of a buffoon.
For instance, those people had inherited the idea that all men without title and a long pedigree, whether they had great natural gifts and acquirements or hadn't, were creatures of no more consideration than so many animals, bugs, insects; whereas I had inherited the idea that human daws who can consent to masquerade in the peacock-shams of inherited dignities and un- earned titles, are of no good but to be laughed at.
The nonchalance of the legs is the first lesson to be learnt in such a masquerade as this.
This sort of masquerade is supposed to have occasioned the
The animal itself was a peaceful and well-behaved as that father of all picture-wolves, Red Riding Hood's quondam friend, whilst moving her confidence in masquerade.
I was actually on the point of tears, though I knew perfectly well at that moment that all this was out of Pushkin's Silvio and Lermontov's Masquerade.
In each of these closets were placed masquerade dresses.
On chairs were laid elegant masquerade costumes of blue and white satin.
But thither he had come, with a fair granddaughter under his arm; and there, amid all the mirth and buffoonery, stood this stern old figure, the best sustained character in the masquerade, because so well representing the antique spirit of his native land.
Jones is more familiar to me, or even the polite masquerade of Monsieur Le Quoi.