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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
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initialism
  1. master of ceremonies
  2. Military Cross
  3. Marine Corps
  4. Member of Congress
  5. MasterCard?
  6. Medical Center
  7. Medical College
  8. Mail Code
  9. motorcycle club
  10. (texting) Merry Christmas!
metal detector Tweet Definition of metal detector Like Definition of metal detector on Facebook
noun
  1. A hand-held device that uses electromagnetic induction to detect buried metal.
  2. A structure, similar to a doorway, through which people pass; an alarm is sounded if the person is carrying a metal object.
microchip Tweet Definition of microchip Like Definition of microchip on Facebook
noun
  1. integrated circuit; microprocessor
microphone Tweet Definition of microphone Like Definition of microphone on Facebook
noun
  1. A device (transducer) used to convert sound waves into a varying electric current; normally fed into an amplifier and either recorded or broadcast.
monolithic Tweet Definition of monolithic Like Definition of monolithic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or resembling a monolith.
  2. Having a massive, unchanging structure that does not permit individual variation.

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