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mask

 (măsk)
n.
1. A covering worn on the face to conceal one's identity, as:
a. A covering, as of cloth, that has openings for the eyes, entirely or partly conceals the face, and is worn especially at a masquerade ball.
b. A grotesque or comical representation of a face, worn especially to frighten or amuse, as at Halloween.
c. A facial covering worn for ritual.
d. A figure of a head worn by actors in Greek and Roman drama to identify a character or trait and to amplify the voice.
2.
a. A protective covering for the face or head.
b. A gas mask.
c. A usually rubber frame forming a watertight seal around the eyes and nose and containing a transparent covering for use in seeing underwater.
d. A covering for the nose and mouth that is used for inhaling oxygen or an anesthetic.
e. A covering worn over the nose and mouth, as by a surgeon or dentist, to prevent infection.
3.
a. A mold of a person's face, often made after death.
b. An often grotesque representation of a head and face, used for ornamentation.
4.
a. An area of contrasting color on the face and usually across the eyes of an animal.
b. The head, face, or muzzle of certain animals, such as a fox or a dog.
5. A face having a blank, fixed, or enigmatic expression.
6. Something, often a trait, that disguises or conceals: "If ever I saw misery under a mask, it was on her face" (Erskine Childers).
7. A natural or artificial feature of terrain that conceals and protects military forces or installations.
8.
a. An opaque border or pattern placed between a source of light and a photosensitive surface to prevent exposure of specified portions of the surface.
b. The translucent border framing a television picture tube and screen.
9. Computers A pattern of characters, bits, or bytes used to control the elimination or retention of another pattern of characters, bits, or bytes.
10. A cosmetic preparation that is applied to the face and allowed to dry before being removed, used especially for cleansing and tightening the skin.
11. Variant of masque.
12. A person wearing a mask.
v. masked, mask·ing, masks
v.tr.
1. To cover (the face, for example) with a decorative or protective mask.
2.
a. To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise: masked the baseboard with tape before painting the wall.
b. To make indistinct or difficult to perceive: spices that mask the strong flavor of the meat; sounds that were masked by white noise.
c. To conceal by dissembling: a smile that masked his anger. See Synonyms at disguise.
3. Chemistry To prevent (an atom or a group of atoms) from taking part in a normal reaction.
v.intr.
1. To put on a mask, especially for a masquerade ball.
2. To conceal one's real personality, emotion, or intention.

[French masque, from Italian maschera, from a source akin to Latin masca, evil spirit, specter; see mascot, and probably partly also from Arabic masḫara, laughingstock, masquerade (from saḫira to laugh (at), mock; see šḫr in Semitic roots).]

mask′a·ble adj.

mask

(mɑːsk)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) any covering for the whole or a part of the face worn for amusement, protection, disguise, etc
2. a fact, action, etc, that conceals something: his talk was a mask for his ignorance.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) another name for masquerade
4. (Art Terms) a likeness of a face or head, either sculpted or moulded, such as a death mask
5. (Theatre) an image of a face worn by an actor, esp in ancient Greek and Roman drama, in order to symbolize the character being portrayed
6. (Theatre) a variant spelling of masque
7. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant spelling of masque
8. (Surgery) surgery a sterile gauze covering for the nose and mouth worn esp during operations to minimize the spread of germs
9. (General Sporting Terms) sport a protective covering for the face worn for fencing, ice hockey, etc
10. (Art Terms) a carving in the form of a face or head, used as an ornament
11. (Military) a natural land feature or artificial object which conceals troops, etc, from view
12. a device placed over the nose and mouth to facilitate or prevent inhalation of a gas
13. (Photography) photog a shield of paper, paint, etc, placed over an area of unexposed photographic surface to stop light falling on it
14. (Electronics) electronics a thin sheet of material from which a pattern has been cut, placed over a semiconductor chip so that an integrated circuit can be formed on the exposed areas
15. (Computer Science) computing a bit pattern which, by convolution with a second pattern in a logical operation, can be used to isolate a specific subset of the second pattern for examination
16. (Zoology) entomol a large prehensile mouthpart (labium) of the dragonfly larva
17. (Zoology) the face or head of an animal, such as a fox, or the dark coloration of the face of some animals, such as Siamese cats and certain dogs
18. (Clothing & Fashion) another word for face pack
19. rare a person wearing a mask
vb
20. to cover with or put on a mask
21. (tr) to conceal; disguise: to mask an odour.
22. (Photography) (tr) photog to shield a particular area of (an unexposed photographic surface) in order to prevent or reduce the action of light there
23. (Crafts) (tr) to shield a particular area of (a surface to be painted) with masking tape
24. (Cookery) (tr) to cover (cooked food, esp meat) with a savoury sauce or glaze
25. (Cookery) a Scottish variant of mash8
[C16: from Italian maschera, ultimately from Arabic maskharah clown, from sakhira mockery]
ˈmaskˌlike adj

mask

(mæsk, mɑsk)

n.
1. a covering for all or part of the face, worn to conceal one's identity.
2. a grotesque or humorous false face: party masks.
3. anything that disguises or conceals: His politeness is a mask for anger.
4. a covering, as of wire or gauze, worn over all or part of the face for protection, as from dust, a pitched ball, or the spread of infection.
5. a device worn over the mouth and nose, as to facilitate breathing.
6. a likeness of a face. Compare death mask, life mask.
7. a molded or carved covering for the face of an actor, representing the character portrayed, as in Greek drama.
8. a protective shield, as of paper or plastic, used for covering an area of something, as of a photograph.
9. a cosmetic preparation applied to the face to tighten, cleanse, or refresh the skin.
10. an often grotesque representation of a face or head used as a decorative device.
11. the dark shading on the muzzle of certain dogs.
12. the face or head, as of a fox.
13. a stencil applied to the surface of a semiconductor to permit selective etching or deposition.
14. masque.
v.t.
15. to disguise; conceal: to mask one's intentions.
16. to cover, conceal, or shield with a mask.
17. to hinder, as an army, from conducting an operation.
v.i.
18. to put on a mask; disguise oneself.
[1525–35; < Middle French masque, perhaps directly < Italian maschera mask, disguise]

mask


Past participle: masked
Gerund: masking

Imperative
mask
mask
Present
I mask
you mask
he/she/it masks
we mask
you mask
they mask
Preterite
I masked
you masked
he/she/it masked
we masked
you masked
they masked
Present Continuous
I am masking
you are masking
he/she/it is masking
we are masking
you are masking
they are masking
Present Perfect
I have masked
you have masked
he/she/it has masked
we have masked
you have masked
they have masked
Past Continuous
I was masking
you were masking
he/she/it was masking
we were masking
you were masking
they were masking
Past Perfect
I had masked
you had masked
he/she/it had masked
we had masked
you had masked
they had masked
Future
I will mask
you will mask
he/she/it will mask
we will mask
you will mask
they will mask
Future Perfect
I will have masked
you will have masked
he/she/it will have masked
we will have masked
you will have masked
they will have masked
Future Continuous
I will be masking
you will be masking
he/she/it will be masking
we will be masking
you will be masking
they will be masking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been masking
you have been masking
he/she/it has been masking
we have been masking
you have been masking
they have been masking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been masking
you will have been masking
he/she/it will have been masking
we will have been masking
you will have been masking
they will have been masking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been masking
you had been masking
he/she/it had been masking
we had been masking
you had been masking
they had been masking
Conditional
I would mask
you would mask
he/she/it would mask
we would mask
you would mask
they would mask
Past Conditional
I would have masked
you would have masked
he/she/it would have masked
we would have masked
you would have masked
they would have masked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mask - a covering to disguise or conceal the facemask - a covering to disguise or conceal the face
covering - an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
disguise - any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
eye mask, half mask, domino - a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes
false face - a mask worn as part of a masquerade costume
2.mask - activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
concealing, hiding, concealment - the activity of keeping something secret
3.mask - a party of guests wearing costumes and masksmask - 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"
4.mask - a protective covering worn over the facemask - a protective covering worn over the face
face mask - mask that provides a protective covering for the face in such sports as baseball or football or hockey
gas helmet, gasmask, respirator - a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
welder's mask - a mask that you wear for protection when doing welding
Verb1.mask - hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
disguise, mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
2.mask - put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
unmask - take the mask off; "unmask the imposter"
3.mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
conceal, hide - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
cloak, mask, dissemble - hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
dissimulate - hide (feelings) from other people
masquerade - take part in a masquerade
camouflage - disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something; "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"
4.mask - cover with a saucemask - cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
5.mask - shield from lightmask - shield from light      
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

mask

noun
1. disguise, visor, vizard (archaic), stocking mask, false face, domino (rare) a gunman wearing a mask
2. face mask, visor, eye mask, surgical mask, safety goggles, protective mask She wore a mask and rubber gloves.
3. façade, disguise, show, front, cover, screen, blind, cover-up, veil, cloak, guise, camouflage, veneer, semblance, concealment His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
verb
1. disguise, hide, conceal, obscure, cover (up), screen, blanket, veil, cloak, mantle, camouflage, enshroud A thick grey cloud masked the sun.

mask

nounverb
1. To prevent (something) from being known:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
2. To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of:
Translations
قِناعقِنَاعٌيُقَنِّع، يَحْجِب
maskamaskovat
maskemaskere
naamio
maska
álarcmaszk
maskertopeng
grímafela, dylja
マスク
마스크
maskamaskēt, slēpt
maskovať
krinkamaska
mask
หน้ากาก
maskemaskelemek
mặt nạ

mask

[ˈmɑːsk]
n
(protective)masque m
(to conceal)masque m
(fig) his mask of detachment → son masque d'indifférence
vt
[+ feeling] → masquer
[+ taste, flavour] → masquer
[+ sun] → masquer

mask

n (lit, fig, Comput) → Maske f; the mask slipped (fig)er/sie etc ließ die Maske fallen; surgeon’s maskMundschutz m
vtmaskieren; (clouds, trees etc) → verdecken; feelingsverbergen; intentionsmaskieren

mask

[mɑːsk]
1. n (gen, Elec) → maschera
2. vtmascherare

mask

(maːsk) noun
something, eg a covering resembling a face, used for hiding or protecting the whole or part of the face. The thief wore a black mask; Her face was a mask; under the mask of friendship.
verb
to hide or disguise. He managed to mask his feelings.

mask

قِنَاعٌ maska maske Maske μάσκα máscara naamio masque maska maschera マスク 마스크 masker maske maska máscara маска mask หน้ากาก maske mặt nạ 面具

mask

n. máscara.
1. mascarilla, cubierta de la cara;
2. aspecto de la cara, esp. como manifestación patológica;
death ___mascarilla;
pregnancy ___manchas en la cara durante el embarazo;
surgical ___cubreboca;
laryngeal ______ laríngea;
nasal ______ nasal,
que cubre la nariz.

mask

n máscara, mascarilla, careta; gas — máscara antigás, máscara de gas; oxygen — máscara or mascarilla de oxígeno; surgical — cubrebocas m, barbijo, mascarilla or máscara quirúrgica; welding — careta para soldar; vt (signs, symptoms) enmascarar, ocultar
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