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Mask vs. Feint

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Masknoun

A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection.

‘a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask’;

Feintverb

To make a feint, or mock attack.

Masknoun

That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.

Feintadjective

(obsolete) Feigned; counterfeit.

Masknoun

A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade

Feintadjective

(of an attack) directed toward a different part from the intended strike

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Masknoun

A person wearing a mask.

Feintnoun

A movement made to confuse the opponent; a dummy.

Masknoun

(obsolete) A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.

Feintnoun

That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense or stratagem.

Masknoun

(architecture) A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.

Feintnoun

An offensive movement resembling an attack in all but its continuance

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Masknoun

(fortification) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.

Feintnoun

The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT)

Masknoun

(fortification) A screen for a battery

Feintadjective

Feigned; counterfeit.

‘Dressed up into any feint appearance of it.’;

Masknoun

(zoology) The lower lip of the larva of a dragonfly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.

Feintnoun

That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.

‘Courtley's letter is but a feint to get off.’;

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Masknoun

A ceremonial object used in Puebloan kachina cults that resembles a Euro-American masks. (The term is objected as an appropriate translation by Puebloan peoples as it emphasizes imitation but ignores power and representational intent.)

Feintnoun

A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; - said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.

Masknoun

A pattern of bits used in bitwise operations; bitmask.

Feintverb

To make a feint, or mock attack.

Masknoun

(computer graphics) A two-color (black and white) bitmap generated from an image, used to create transparency in the image.

Feintnoun

any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

Masknoun

The head of a fox, shown face-on and cut off immediately behind the ears.

Feintverb

deceive by a mock action;

‘The midfielder feinted to shoot’;

Masknoun

A mesh.

Feint

Feint is a French term that entered English via the discipline of swordsmanship and fencing. Feints are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead, done by giving the impression that a certain maneuver will take place, while in fact another, or even none, will.

Masknoun

The mesh of a net; a net; net-bag.

Masknoun

Mash.

Maskverb

(transitive) To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.

Maskverb

(transitive) To disguise; to cover; to hide.

Maskverb

To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.

Maskverb

To cover or keep in check.

‘to mask a body of troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out’;

Maskverb

(intransitive) To take part as a masker in a masquerade

Maskverb

(intransitive) To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way

Maskverb

To set or unset (certain bits, or binary digits, within a value) by means of a bitmask.

Maskverb

To disable (an interrupt, etc.) by unsetting the associated bit.

Maskverb

To mash.

Maskverb

(brewing) To mix malt with hot water to yield wort.

Maskverb

To be infused or steeped.

Maskverb

To prepare tea in a teapot; alternative to brew.

Maskverb

To bewilder; confuse.

Masknoun

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.

Masknoun

That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.

Masknoun

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.’;

Masknoun

A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.

Masknoun

A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; - called also mascaron.

Masknoun

In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.

Masknoun

The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.

Masknoun

A person wearing a mask; a masker.

‘The mask that has the arm of the Indian queen.’;

Masknoun

The head or face of a fox.

Maskverb

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.’;

Maskverb

To disguise; to cover; to hide.

‘Masking the business from the common eye.’;

Maskverb

To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.

Maskverb

To take part as a masker in a masquerade.

Maskverb

To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way.

Masknoun

a covering to disguise or conceal the face

Masknoun

activity that tries to conceal something;

‘no mask could conceal his ignorance’; ‘they moved in under a mask of friendship’;

Masknoun

a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

Masknoun

a protective covering worn over the face

Maskverb

hide under a false appearance;

‘He masked his disappointment’;

Maskverb

put a mask on or cover with a mask;

‘Mask the children for Halloween’;

Maskverb

cover with a sauce;

‘mask the meat’;

Maskverb

shield from light

Masknoun

a covering for all or part of the face, worn as a disguise, or to amuse or frighten others.

Masknoun

a covering made of fibre or gauze and fitting over the nose and mouth to protect against air pollutants, or made of sterile gauze and worn to prevent infection of the wearer or (in surgery) of the patient.

Masknoun

a protective covering fitting over the whole face, worn in fencing, ice hockey, and other sports.

Masknoun

a respirator used to filter inhaled air or to supply gas for inhalation.

Masknoun

a masked person.

Masknoun

a face pack

‘this exfoliating mask helps clear your pores and leaves your skin feeling soft and healthy’;

Masknoun

a likeness of a person's face moulded or sculpted in clay or wax.

Masknoun

a person's face regarded as having set into a particular expression

‘his face was a mask of rage’;

Masknoun

a hollow model of a human head worn by ancient Greek and Roman actors.

Masknoun

the face or head of a fox or other game animal, as a trophy.

Masknoun

a manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings

‘I let my mask of respectability slip’;

Masknoun

a piece of material such as card used to cover a part of an image that is not required when exposing a print.

Masknoun

a patterned metal film used in the manufacture of microcircuits to allow selective modification of the underlying material.

Masknoun

the enlarged labium of a dragonfly larva, which can be extended to seize prey.

Maskverb

cover (the face) with a mask

‘he had been masked, bound, and abducted’;

Maskverb

conceal (something) from view

‘the poplars masked a factory’;

Maskverb

(of a taste, smell, etc.) prevent the perception of (another sensation)

‘brandy did not completely mask the bitter taste’;

Maskverb

cover (an object or surface) so as to protect it during painting

‘mask off doors and cupboards with sheets of plastic’;

Mask

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, as well as in the performing arts and for entertainment.

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