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Mask vs. Masque

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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’;

Masquenoun

A dramatic performance, often performed at court as a royal entertainment, consisting of dancing, dialogue, pantomime and song.

Masknoun

That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.

Masquenoun

(archaic) Words and music written for a masque.

Masknoun

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

Masquenoun

(archaic) A masquerade.

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Masknoun

A person wearing a mask.

Masquenoun

A facial mask.

‘mud masque; clay masque’;

Masknoun

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

Masquenoun

A mask; a masquerade.

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.

Masquenoun

a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

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Masknoun

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

Masque

The masque was a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in 16th- and early 17th-century Europe, though it was developed earlier in Italy, in forms including the intermedio (a public version of the masque was the pageant). A masque involved music and dancing, singing and acting, within an elaborate stage design, in which the architectural framing and costumes might be designed by a renowned architect, to present a deferential allegory flattering to the patron.

Masknoun

(fortification) A screen for a battery

Masknoun

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

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.)

Masknoun

A pattern of bits used in bitwise operations; bitmask.

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Masknoun

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

Masknoun

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

Masknoun

A mesh.

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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