mask

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noun
1 cover for sb's face
ADJECTIVE
face, facial, full-face
gas
breathing, oxygen
dust
protective
surgical
hockey (AmE), ski
Halloween
VERB + MASK
have on, wear
don, put on
pull off, remove, strip off, take off, tear off

In the second part of the play, the actors take off their masks.

MASK + VERB
conceal sth, cover sth, hide sth

The man's face was hidden by a mask.

PREPOSITION
behind a/the mask, beneath a/the mask

Two eyes glared at him from beneath the mask.

in a/the mask

two men in black masks

mask over

She wore a mask over her face.

2 sth that hides sb's real feelings
ADJECTIVE
blank, cold, emotionless, expressionless, impassive, stony

Her face was a blank mask as she answered my question.

MASK + VERB
slip

For a moment her mask slipped, and I saw how scared she really was.

PREPOSITION
behind a/the mask

Behind the mask of friendliness, I know he really dislikes me.

mask for

His fooling around is a mask for his lack of confidence.

PHRASES
a mask of indifference

He was hiding behind a mask of indifference but she wasn't fooled.

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verb
ADVERB
completely
not quite, partially, partly
barely
effectively
VERB + MASK
tend to

Varnish tends to mask the natural grain of the wood.

PREPOSITION
with

She masked her anger with a smile.

Mask is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑veneer
Mask is used with these nouns as the object: ↑disappointment, ↑emotion, ↑fear, ↑feeling, ↑identity, ↑impatience, ↑insecurity, ↑pain, ↑problem, ↑smell

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  • Mask — (m[.a]sk), n. [F. masque, LL. masca, mascha, mascus; cf. Sp. & Pg. m[ a]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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mask — [mask, mäsk] n. [Fr masque < It maschera, mascara, a mask, prob. < Ar maskhara, a clown, buffoonery] 1. a covering for the face or part of the face, to conceal the identity 2. anything that conceals or disguises 3. a party, carnival, etc.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mask (RO) — Mask (Royaumes oubliés) Mask est une divinité imaginaire fictive propre aux Royaumes oubliés, un monde de campagne pour le jeu de rôle Donjons Dragons. Mask est le Dieu des voleurs et des espions. Sa tâche consiste donc à aider les voleurs dans… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mask — /mask / (say mahsk) noun 1. a covering for the face, especially one worn for disguise; a false face. 2. a piece of cloth, silk, or plastic material, covering the face of an actor, to symbolise the character represented, used in Greek and Roman… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] They must all be masked and vizarded. Shak. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mask — De izquierda a derecha: Andres Franco, Javier Barragan, Jose Fors, Ernesto Franco y Arturo Ybarra Datos generales Origen Guadalajara, Jalisco, México …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mask — Mask, v. i. 1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade. Cavendish. [1913 Webster] 2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mask — bezeichnet: M.A.S.K., Zeichentrickserie Lough Mask, See im County Mayo, Irland Siehe auch: Die Maske Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit d …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mask — (Lough M.), See in den irischen Grafschaften Mayo und Galway, 16 km lang und 3–7 km breit, entsendet einen Abfluß nach S. zum Lough Corrib. An der Südostküste Ruinen von Mask Castle (aus dem 13. Jahrh.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mask# — mask n portrait, photograph, *image, effigy, statue, icon mask vb *disguise, cloak, dissemble, camouflage Analogous words: conceal, *hide, secrete, screen: protect, shield, *defend, guard, safeguard Contrasted words: discover, divulge, disclose,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mask — [n] false face, cover affectation, air*, appearance, aspect, beard*, blind, camouflage, cloak*, concealment, cover up, disguise, disguisement, dissembling, dissimulation, domino*, facade, fig leaf*, front, guise, hood, masquerade, pose, posture,… …   New thesaurus

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