a covering to disguise or conceal the face
activity that tries to conceal something
"no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
masquerade, masquerade party, masque, mask(noun)
a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
a protective covering worn over the face
dissemble, cloak, mask(verb)
hide under a false appearance
"He masked his disappointment"
put a mask on or cover with a mask
"Mask the children for Halloween"
"The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
cover with a sauce
"mask the meat"
mask, block out(verb)
shield from light
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.
admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil
Dictionary of English Synonymes
put a mask on
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Translations for MASK
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- emmascarar, careta, mascarada, màscaraCatalan, Valencian
- maskieren, MaskeGerman
- μεταμφίεση, προσωπείο, προσωπίδα, μάσκαGreek
- capa, mascarada, cubrir, máscara, enmascararSpanish
- pyyntinaamari, naamiaiset, naamio, naamionäytelmä, naamiointiFinnish
- maska, gríma, gekkaskorturFaroese
- púic, mascIrish
- sgàile, masg, aghaidh-choimheach, brat-gnùiseScottish Gaelic
- צָעִיף, מַסֵּכָהHebrew
- maszk, álarcHungarian
- topeng, maskerIndonesian
- mascherina, mascherare, mascheraItalian
- 仮面, マスクJapanese
- maske, maskaNorwegian
- maskeNorwegian Nynorsk
- máscara, mascararPortuguese
- deghiza, mască, ascunde, se mascaRomanian
- личина, маскаRussian
- obrazina, крабуља, кринка, маска, ličinaSerbo-Croatian
- genomskinlighetsmask, maskera, mask, maskeradSwedish
- maske, maskelemeTurkish
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