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Definition of Mask

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cover; disguise, camouflage, hide, conceal; protect by covering; wear a mask
masque, facial disguise; disguise; total or partial facial covering for protection; excuse
Mask Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To disguise; to cover; to hide.
  
(v. t.)
To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.
  
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
  
(v. i.)
To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way.
  
(v. i.)
To take part as a masker in a masquerade.
  
(n.)
The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
  
(n.)
That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
  
(n.)
In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.
  
(n.)
A screen for a battery.
  
(n.)
A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
  
(n.)
A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show.
  
(n.)
A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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mask
\mask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. masked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. masking.]
1. to cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor. they must all be masked and vizarded.
2. to disguise; to cover; to hide. masking the business from the common eye.
3. (mil.) (a) to conceal; also, to intervene in the line of. (b) 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.
mask
\mask\ (?), n. [f. masque, ll. masca, mascha, mascus; cf. sp. & pg. m?scara, it. maschera; all fr. ar. maskharat buffoon, fool, pleasantry, anything ridiculous or mirthful, fr. sakhira to ridicule, to laugh at. cf. masque, masquerade.] 1. 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.
2. that which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
3. a festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show. this thought might lead me through the world's vain mask.
4. a dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
5. (arch.) a grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
6. (fort.) (a) in a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere. (b) a screen for a battery.
7. (zo?l.) the lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
mask
house, a house for masquerades. [obs.]
mask
\mask\ (?), n. 1. a person wearing a mask; a masker. the mask that has the arm of the indian queen. w. cable.
2. (sporting) the head or face of a fox.


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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ffad = n. a disguise, a mask
Ffadu = v. to mask, to feign
Mwgwd = n. a blind, a mask
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a covering to disguise or conceal the face
(hypernym) covering
(hyponym) domino, half mask, eye mask
2. activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
(hypernym) concealment, concealing, hiding
3. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
(synonym) masquerade, masque
(hypernym) party
(hyponym) masked ball, masquerade ball, fancy-dress ball
4. a protective covering worn over the face
(hypernym) protective covering, protective cover, protection
(hyponym) face mask

Verb
1. hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
(synonym) dissemble, cloak
(hypernym) disguise
2. put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"
(antonym) unmask
(hypernym) cover
3. cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"
(hypernym) cover
(entail) cook
(classification) cooking, cookery, preparation
4. shield from light
(synonym) block out
(hypernym) cover
(classification) photography, picture taking
Mask Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are wearing a mask, denotes temporary trouble, as your conduct towards some dear one will be misinterpreted, and your endeavors to aid that one will be misunderstood, but you will profit by the temporary estrangements.

To see others masking, denotes that you will combat falsehood and envy.

To see a mask in your dreams, denotes some person will be unfaithful to you, and your affairs will suffer also. For a young woman to dream that she wears a mask, foretells she will endeavor to impose upon some friendly person.

If she unmasks, or sees others doing so, she will fail to gain the admiration sought for. She should demean herself modestly after this dream.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Mask Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
1. In communications systems, to obscure, hide, or otherwise prevent information from being derived from a signal. Note 1: Masking is usually the result of interaction with another signal, such as noise, static, jamming, or other forms of interference. Note 2: Masking is not synonymous with erasing or deleting. 2. In computing and data processing systems, a pattern of bits that can be used to retain or suppress segments of another pattern of bits. [From Weik '89]
Mask Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
a glass plate with a pattern of transparent and opaque areas used to photolithographically create patterns on wafers. A mask is commonly used to refer to a plate that has a pattern large enough to pattern a whole wafer at one time. See also, reticle.
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Internet Glossary
A filter that selectively includes or excludes certain values. For example, when defining a database field, it is possible to assign a mask that indicates what sort of value the field should hold. Values that do not conform to the mask cannot be entered.

Desktop Publishing Glossary
Opaque material or masking tape used to block-off an area of the artwork.
Henry Budgett
Panda Software Glossary
This is a 32 bit number that identifies an IP address in a certain network. This allows the TCP/IP communication protocol to know if a an IP address of a computer belongs to one network or another.
Mask Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer's body. In parts of Australia, giant totem masks cover the body, whilst Inuit women use finger masks during storytelling and dancing.

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Mask Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
To cover up one sound with another sound. To make it difficult or impossible to hear a sound by playing another sound in the same frequency range at a louder volume.
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