Complete Definition of "mask"

English

Etymology
F. masque, from Italian maschera (compare Late Latin masca, mascha, mascus, Spanish and Portuguese máscara, German Maske); perhaps from Arabic Ùسخرة (maskhara(t)) âbuffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculousâ, from سخرة (sakhira) to ridicule, to laugh at. Compare masque, masquerade

Noun
en-noun

  1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection

#: a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask

  1. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
  2. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show - Bacon

#* Milton:
#*: This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask.

  1. obsolete A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
  2. architecture A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
  3. context|fortification In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.
  4. context|fortification A screen for a battery
  5. zoology The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.

Translations
trans-top|A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection
German: Maske f
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trans-top|That which disguises
German: Maske f
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trans-top|A festive entertainment
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trans-top|A dramatic performance in which the actors wore masks
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trans-top|(architecture) A grotesque head or face
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trans-top|(Fortification) A redoubt which protects the caponiere
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trans-top|(Fortification): A screen for a battery
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trans-top|(zoology) The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly
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ttbc|Korean: 1. ê°ë©´ /gamiÉn/, í /tal/
::: 2. 복면 /bokmiÉn/
::: 3. masquerade|ê°ë©´ 무ëí /gamiÉn mudohoi/
::: 4. masquerade|ê°ë©´ê·¹ /gamiÉnkuk/
ttbc|Swedish: mask#Swedish|mask (1,2), maskerad (3)
ttbc|Turkish: maske(1)
ttbc|Arabic: ÙÙاع
ttbc|French: masque
ttbc|Italian: mascherina f
ttbc|Japanese: ãã¹ã¯
ttbc|Portuguese: máscara f
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: aghaidh-choimheach f
ttbc|Serbian: krabulja
ttbc|Spanish: máscara f

Derived terms
death mask
Mask house, (Obsolete), a house for masquerades
unmask

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.

#* Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor, IV,vi:
#*: They must all be masked and vizarded

  1. transitive To disguise; to cover; to hide.

#* Shakespeare, Macbeth, III-i:
#*: Masking the business from the common eye

  1. military|transitive To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
  2. military|transitive To cover or keep in check

#: to mask a body of troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out

  1. intransitive To take part as a masker in a masquerade - Cavendish
  2. intransitive To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way - Shakespeare

Translations
trans-top|To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury
German: maskieren
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trans-top|To disguise; to cover; to hide
German: maskieren
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trans-top|(military) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of
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trans-top|(military) To cover or keep in check
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trans-top|To take part as a masker in a masquerade
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trans-top|To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way
German: sich maskieren
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ttbc|Korean: 1. ê°ë©´ì ì°ë¤,복면ì íë¤, 복면ì ì°ë¤
::: 2. ë³ì¥íë¤, ìì¥íë¤, ì¨ê¸°ë¤
::: 3. ì¨ê¸°ë¤
::: 4. ìì¥íë¤
ttbc|Swedish: maskera (1,2,4)
ttbc|Turkish: maskeleme (2)


Swedish

Etymology 1
rfe|lang=sv

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-mask.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-reg-ar
infl|sv|noun|g=c

  1. worm

Derived terms
daggmask

Etymology 2
rfe|lang=sv

Pronunciation
audio|Sv-mask.ogg|audio

Noun
sv-noun-reg-er
infl|sv|noun|g=c

  1. mask; a cover designed to disguise or protect the face

Derived terms
maskera
maskerad
maskering

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