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

3 senses of masking

Sense 1
cover, covering, screening, masking -- (the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft")
       => concealment, concealing, hiding -- (the activity of keeping something secret)

Sense 2
masking -- (the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones")
       => sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum -- (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch")

Sense 3
masking piece, masking -- (scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen)
       => scenery, scene -- (the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery")

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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