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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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.
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

masquerade

[ˌmæskəˈreɪd]
1. n (fig) (pretence) → mascherata, finzione f, montatura; (masked ball) → ballo in maschera
2. vi to masquerade asfarsi passare per
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
"All I can conclude from it, sir," said he, "is, that you are a very happy man; for I make no doubt but these were sent you by some lady whom you will have the happiness of meeting at the masquerade."
Mr Jones having now determined to go to the masquerade that evening, Mr Nightingale offered to conduct him thither.
Notwithstanding, therefore, all the delicacies which love had set before him, namely, the hopes of seeing Sophia at the masquerade; on which, however ill-founded his imagination might be, he had voluptuously feasted during the whole day, the evening no sooner came than Mr Jones began to languish for some food of a grosser kind.
When the two gentlemen were both attired for the masquerade, and Mr Nightingale had given orders for chairs to be sent for, a circumstance of distress occurred to Jones, which will appear very ridiculous to many of my readers.
The monarch was pacified; and having drained another bumper with no very perceptible ill effect, Hop-Frog entered at once, and with spirit, into the plans for the masquerade.
The grand saloon in which the masquerade was to take place, was a circular room, very lofty, and receiving the light of the sun only through a single window at top.
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.
In truth the masquerade licence of the night was nearly unlimited; but the figure in question had out-Heroded Herod, and gone beyond the bounds of even the prince's indefinite decorum.
The masquerade would fail, and besides, masquerade was foreign to his nature.
The incongruity between the masquerade and the mystery had created a curious psychological atmosphere.
"Of particular interest to many will be the masquerade displays." The masquerades are festive, often boisterous dances with costumes and masks, which can vary in style depending on the individual Igbo villages and occasions being celebrated.
It's easy to be drawn into the world of the Masquerade ("feet sticking to the carpet, sweat dripping from the ceiling") as they meet kindhearted club boss Frank (and his plate of dodgy sandwiches) and bar staff Norma and Stuart.