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mask

 
 
pronunciation:
maesk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a covering that hides all or part of the face.
Latisha and Bill wore monster masks for Halloween.
 
similar words:
disguise
definition 2: a covering for the mouth and nose to protect the wearer from germs, poisonous gases, dust, or the like. A mask is also used to protect other people from one's own germs. Some kinds of masks are used to provide oxygen or other breathable gas to the wearer through an attached tube.
 
similar words:
gas mask
definition 3: a covering of metal bars or wire mesh used for protection of the face, especially in sports such as fencing, hockey, and American football.
 
similar words:
goggles, visor
definition 4: anything that hides or covers up.
He hid his sad feelings behind the mask of a smile.
synonyms:
cloak, disguise, masquerade, screen, veil
similar words:
show
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: masks, masking, masked
definition 1: to cover up or hide.
They masked the ugly wall with many colorful posters.She masked her true feelings.
synonyms:
conceal, disguise, hide, screen
similar words:
cloak, cover, obscure, veil
definition 2: to cover with a mask.
The children masked their faces for the costume party.
synonyms:
disguise
similar words:
cover, hide, veil
derivation: masklike (adj.)
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