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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 ?
Should he reach destination methinks I shall have rendered some service to Your Excellency, as from many parts I am urged to send him off, so as to dispel the loathing and disgust caused by another Don Quixote who, under the name of Second Part, has run masquerading through the whole world.
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
said Sir William Howe, recovering his composure--"it is the prelude to some masquerading antic.
In reading his 'Chronicle' I suffered for a time from its attribution to Fray Antonio Agapida, the pious monk whom he feigns to have written it, just as in reading 'Don Quixote' I suffered from Cervantes masquerading as the Moorish scribe, Cid Hamet Ben Engeli.
A set of gallants, who have been masquerading in such guise as our own, are carrying a band of prisoners thither Watch them closely, for even if they reach the castle before we collect our force, our honour is concerned to punish them, and we will find means to do so.
Leavitt found out he was just a masquerading Methodist, and he felt pretty sick, believe ME.
Whenever we mention masquerading in Igboland one immediately thinks of just the traditional religious ritual symbolism; yet it is far more than mere ritualism because it is also one of the channels through which many communities traditionally corrected some unwanted behavioural practices.
Synopsis: For over 14 years, Philip DiMeo, a talented cartoonist and social worker, led a double life, masquerading as a fully sighted person, while becoming blind.
In Nunley's terms, the process of masquerading and the object of the mask are concrete phenomena that have shifting and dynamic meanings.
With The Jumbles' Playing Ground, Robert Nicholls adds to this growing scholarship by offering a detailed examination of early forms of masquerading in the Eastern Caribbean.
Close attention to the novel's formal and structural masking--revealed in and by its characterization of masquerading women--results in a reading of gender as a way to frame the novel's complex representation of authorship and narrative.
Breeden offers advice on how to resist the bad habits masquerading as virtues and avoid the potentially career-limiting effects of the most common sacred cows.