Mask

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Mask Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship"
  • a covering to disguise or conceal the face
  • a protective covering worn over the face
  • a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
  • put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"
  • shield from light
  • cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"
  • hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a covering to disguise or conceal the face ,
  • activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship" ,
  • a party of guests wearing costumes and masks ,
  • a protective covering worn over the face

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Mask Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A mask is a type of clothing which covers the face. It is similar to a veil, but more close-fitting.

There are different reasons why people use masks. A person can use masks so others do not know who they are (as when a robber steals from a bank). Or, a mask may keep someones face safe from harm (like a gas mask so harmful gases do not get into the lungs).



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'Mask' example sentence in quotations


* A rioter with a Molotov cocktail in his hands is not fighting for civil rights any more than a Klansman with a sheet on his back and mask on his face. They are both more or less what the law declares them lawbreakers, destroyers of constitutional rights and liberties and ultimately destroyers of a free America. - Lyndon B. Johnson

* Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation. - Kahlil Gibran

* Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to. - Paul Valery


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Mask Sample Sentences in News


  • Due to concussions, Avila switching mask
    Alex Avila is committed to making the hockey-style catching mask work for him, whether it's comfortable or not. After concussions in each of the last three seasons, the Tigers' backstop is making the switch. Read more on this news related to 'Mask'
  • Botched repair of Tut mask 'reversible': German conservator
    The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undone with careful treatment, a German conservator said Saturday. The golden funerary mask, one of the main tourist attractions at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, bears the sticky aftermath of what appears to have been overzealous use of glue to fix i Read more on this news related to 'Mask'
  • Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS vs. N64 Graphics Comparison
    Watch this video to see how the graphics compare between 2000 N64 game and next month's 3DS title. Read more on this news related to 'Mask'

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