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


  • Goalie mask created in tribute to late Pat Burns's career (Photos)
    On Monday, legendary coach Pat Burns was (finally!) officially enshrined into the Hockey Hall of Fame. To commemorate this moment, David Leroux of Diel Airbrush created a special mask to commemorate Burns legacy with four franchises he coached for. Read more on this news related to 'Mask'
  • Avila pondering change in catcher's mask
    Alex Avila isn't sure whether a change of masks will change his fortunes when it comes to concussions. At this point, however, he's willing to consider it. Read more on this news related to 'Mask'
  • Gotham "The Mask" Review: The Third Rule of Fight Club
    Gotham S01E07: "The Mask" From the very beginning of the opening scene in which two wannabe yuppies went all Tyler Durden on each other with staplers and toner cartridges, it was obvious that "The Mask" was destined to be one of Gotham's more ridiculous episodes... and yet, somehow, it worked. I've done the whole job-hunting-in-a-recess Read more on this news related to 'Mask'

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