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


  • John Gibson's new Ducks mask: Space Invaders with an Alien twist
    John Gibson, wunderkind goaltender for the Anaheim Ducks, has played in one game this regular season, and like his preseason appearances, things didn't go too well. So what does any good goalie do when they're in a bit of a slump? Change their mask, of course! Gibson is one of many NHL goaltenders who entrust their masks to airbrush artist to the stars, Da Read more on this news related to 'Mask'
  • Good luck charm? Scrivens dons mask for charity, gets Oilers' first W
    The art of goalie-mask design has become increasingly that in recent years √Ę art. But art, as they say, is subjective. And like in other forms, goalie-mask art can also carry a purpose. Just ask Ben Scrivens. The Edmonton Oilers goalie on Monday announced he would lend his support to the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta with a new program he calls "Ben's Read more on this news related to 'Mask'
  • Robber Wears Ghostface Scream Mask to Terrorise Oklahoma Stores During Halloween Month
    A robber has been terrorising shopkeepers in America by wearing the mask from the "Scream" horror movies during his raids. Read more on this news related to 'Mask'

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