Definition of mask:
- A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask.
- A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
- A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show.
- A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; - called also mascaron.
- A person wearing a mask; a masker.
- A screen for a battery.
- In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.
- That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
- The head or face of a fox.
- The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
- To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
- To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out.
- To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
- To disguise; to cover; to hide.
- To take part as a masker in a masquerade.
- To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way.
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- conceal (part of speech: verb)
- covering (part of speech: noun)
- cover (part of speech: verb)
- "The Wailing Octopus", Harold Leland Goodwin.
- "The Woman of Mystery", Maurice Leblanc.
- "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.