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.
The face or facial markings of certain animals, such as foxes or dogs.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
The translucent border framing a television picture tube and screen.9. Computer Science
A pattern of characters, bits, or bytes used to control the
elimination or retention of another pattern of characters, bits, or
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
A person wearing a mask.v. masked
, masks v.tr.1.
To cover with a decorative or protective mask.2.
To make indistinct or blurred to the senses: spices that mask the strong flavor of the meat.3.
To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise. See Synonyms at disguise
To block the view of: Undergrowth masked the entrance to the cave.5.
To cover (a part of a photographic film) by the application of an opaque border.6. 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, character, or intentions.