Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mask

4 senses of mask

Sense 1
mask -- (a covering to disguise or conceal the face)
       => covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))
       => disguise -- (any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity)

Sense 2
mask -- (activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of friendship")
       => concealment, concealing, hiding -- (the activity of keeping something secret)

Sense 3
masquerade, masquerade party, masque, mask -- (a party of guests wearing costumes and masks)
       => party -- (a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner")

Sense 4
mask -- (a protective covering worn over the face)
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Antonyms of verb mask

1 of 5 senses of mask

Sense 2
mask -- (put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween")
       Antonym of unmask (Sense 2)
      => unmask -- (take the mask off; "unmask the imposter")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb mask

5 senses of mask

Sense 1
dissemble, cloak, mask -- (hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment")
       => disguise, mask -- (make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank")

Sense 2
mask -- (put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 3
disguise, mask -- (make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank")
       => hide, conceal -- (prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money")

Sense 4
mask -- (cover with a sauce; "mask the meat")
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

Sense 5
mask, block out -- (shield from light)
       => cover -- (provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers")

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