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mask

  

      n  
1    any covering for the whole or a part of the face worn for amusement, protection, disguise, etc.  
2    a fact, action, etc., that conceals something  
his talk was a mask for his ignorance     
3       another name for       masquerade  
4    a likeness of a face or head, either sculpted or moulded, such as a death mask  
5    an image of a face worn by an actor, esp. in ancient Greek and Roman drama, in order to symbolize the character being portrayed  
6       a variant spelling of       masque  
7      (Surgery)   a sterile gauze covering for the nose and mouth worn esp. during operations to minimize the spread of germs  
8      (Sport)   a protective covering for the face worn for fencing, ice hockey, etc.  
9    a carving in the form of a face or head, used as an ornament  
10    a natural land feature or artificial object which conceals troops, etc., from view  
11    a device placed over the nose and mouth to facilitate or prevent inhalation of a gas  
12      (Photog)   a shield of paper, paint, etc., placed over an area of unexposed photographic surface to stop light falling on it  
13      (Electronics)   a thin sheet of material from which a pattern has been cut, placed over a semiconductor chip so that an integrated circuit can be formed on the exposed areas  
14      (Computing)   a bit pattern which, by convolution with a second pattern in a logical operation, can be used to isolate a specific subset of the second pattern for examination  
15      (Entomol)   a large prehensile mouthpart (labium) of the dragonfly larva  
16    the face or head of an animal, such as a fox, or the dark coloration of the face of some animals, such as Siamese cats and certain dogs  
17       another word for       face pack  
18    Now rare   a person wearing a mask  
      vb  
19    to cover with or put on a mask  
20    tr   to conceal; disguise  
to mask an odour     
21    tr     (Photog)   to shield a particular area of (an unexposed photographic surface) in order to prevent or reduce the action of light there  
22    tr   to shield a particular area of (a surface to be painted) with masking tape  
23    tr   to cover (cooked food, esp. meat) with a savoury sauce or glaze  
     (C16: from Italian maschera, ultimately from Arabic maskharah clown, from sakhira mockery)  
  masklike      adj  


death mask  
      n   a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death  
   Compare       life mask  
gas mask  
      n   a mask fitted with a chemical filter to enable the wearer to breathe air free of poisonous or corrosive gases: used for military or industrial purposes,   (Also called (in Britain))    respirator  
life mask  
      n   a cast taken from the face of a living person, usually using plaster of Paris  
loo mask  
      n   a half-mask worn during the 18th century for masquerades, etc.,   (Also called)    loup  
     (C17 loo, from French loup, literally: wolf, from Latin lupus)  
oxygen mask  
      n   a device, worn over the nose and mouth, to which oxygen is supplied from a cylinder or other source: used to aid breathing  
shadow mask  
      n     (Television)   a perforated metal sheet mounted close to the phosphor-dotted screen in some colour television tubes. The holes are positioned so that each of the three electron beams strikes the correct phosphor dot producing the required colour mixture in the image  
stocking mask  
      n   a nylon stocking worn over the face by a criminal to disguise the features  
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masque   , mask         
      n  
1    a dramatic entertainment of the 16th to 17th centuries in England, consisting of pantomime, dancing, dialogue, and song, often performed at court  
2    the words and music written for a masque  
3       short for       masquerade  
     (C16: variant of mask)  


death mask  
      n   a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death  
   Compare       life mask  
gas mask  
      n   a mask fitted with a chemical filter to enable the wearer to breathe air free of poisonous or corrosive gases: used for military or industrial purposes,   (Also called (in Britain))    respirator  
life mask  
      n   a cast taken from the face of a living person, usually using plaster of Paris  
loo mask  
      n   a half-mask worn during the 18th century for masquerades, etc.,   (Also called)    loup  
     (C17 loo, from French loup, literally: wolf, from Latin lupus)  
mask         
      n  
1    any covering for the whole or a part of the face worn for amusement, protection, disguise, etc.  
2    a fact, action, etc., that conceals something  
his talk was a mask for his ignorance     
3       another name for       masquerade  
4    a likeness of a face or head, either sculpted or moulded, such as a death mask  
5    an image of a face worn by an actor, esp. in ancient Greek and Roman drama, in order to symbolize the character being portrayed  
6       a variant spelling of       masque  
7      (Surgery)   a sterile gauze covering for the nose and mouth worn esp. during operations to minimize the spread of germs  
8      (Sport)   a protective covering for the face worn for fencing, ice hockey, etc.  
9    a carving in the form of a face or head, used as an ornament  
10    a natural land feature or artificial object which conceals troops, etc., from view  
11    a device placed over the nose and mouth to facilitate or prevent inhalation of a gas  
12      (Photog)   a shield of paper, paint, etc., placed over an area of unexposed photographic surface to stop light falling on it  
13      (Electronics)   a thin sheet of material from which a pattern has been cut, placed over a semiconductor chip so that an integrated circuit can be formed on the exposed areas  
14      (Computing)   a bit pattern which, by convolution with a second pattern in a logical operation, can be used to isolate a specific subset of the second pattern for examination  
15      (Entomol)   a large prehensile mouthpart (labium) of the dragonfly larva  
16    the face or head of an animal, such as a fox, or the dark coloration of the face of some animals, such as Siamese cats and certain dogs  
17       another word for       face pack  
18    Now rare   a person wearing a mask  
      vb  
19    to cover with or put on a mask  
20    tr   to conceal; disguise  
to mask an odour     
21    tr     (Photog)   to shield a particular area of (an unexposed photographic surface) in order to prevent or reduce the action of light there  
22    tr   to shield a particular area of (a surface to be painted) with masking tape  
23    tr   to cover (cooked food, esp. meat) with a savoury sauce or glaze  
     (C16: from Italian maschera, ultimately from Arabic maskharah clown, from sakhira mockery)  
  masklike      adj  
oxygen mask  
      n   a device, worn over the nose and mouth, to which oxygen is supplied from a cylinder or other source: used to aid breathing  
shadow mask  
      n     (Television)   a perforated metal sheet mounted close to the phosphor-dotted screen in some colour television tubes. The holes are positioned so that each of the three electron beams strikes the correct phosphor dot producing the required colour mixture in the image  
stocking mask  
      n   a nylon stocking worn over the face by a criminal to disguise the features  

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mask

  

      n  
1    domino, false face, visor, vizard     (archaic)  
2    blind, camouflage, cloak, concealment, cover, cover-up, disguise, façade, front, guise, screen, semblance, show, veil, veneer  
      vb  
3    camouflage, cloak, conceal, cover, disguise, hide, obscure, screen, veil  

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