(noun, verb)


1. a covering to disguise or conceal the face

Definition categories: man–made, covering, disguise

2. activity that tries to conceal something

- no mask could conceal his ignorance

- they moved in under a mask of friendship

Definition categories: act, concealing, concealment, hiding

3. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

Similar word(s): masque, masquerade

Definition categories: group, party

4. a protective covering worn over the face

Definition categories: man–made, protection

Sentences with mask as a noun:

- a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask


1. hide under a false appearance

- He masked his disappointment

Similar word(s): cloak, dissemble

Definition categories: perception, disguise, mask

2. put a mask on or cover with a mask

- Mask the children for Halloween

Definition categories: contact, cover

3. make unrecognizable

- The herb masks the garlic taste

Similar word(s): disguise

Definition categories: perception, conceal, hide

4. cover with a sauce

- mask the meat

Definition categories: contact, cover

5. shield from light

Definition categories: contact, cover

Sentences with mask as a verb:

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