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noun 
  1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection
a dancer's ; a fencer's ; a ball player's
  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 .
      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.
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 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
     
mastiff Tweet Definition of mastiff Like Definition of mastiff on Facebook
noun 
  1. One of several large breeds of dog (such as bulldogs and Saint Bernards), often used as guard dogs
     
miniature Tweet Definition of miniature Like Definition of miniature on Facebook
noun 
  1. A musical composition which is short in duration.
Sacha composed a for strings as a final project at the conservatory.
  1. A small, highly detailed painting; a portrait miniature.
  2. The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
  3. A model of reduced scale.
There was a of a whaling ship in a glass bottle over the mantlepiece.
  1. (context, gaming) A token in a game representing a unit or character.
Jack had dozens of miniatures of Napoleanic footsoldiers painted in detailed period regalia for his wargames.
adjective 
  1. small, Smaller than normal.
I find dogs annoying; they seem to yap more than full-size dogs.
     
Morgan Tweet Definition of Morgan Like Definition of Morgan on Facebook
noun 
  1. A breed of horse originating in Vermont.
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male)
  2. (given name, female, from Welsh, )
  3. A patronymic Welsh surname.
  4. Any of many place names.
     

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