|1.||any covering for the whole or a part of the face worn for amusement, protection, disguise, etc|
|2.||a fact, action, etc, that conceals something: his talk was a mask for his ignorance|
|3.||another name for masquerade|
|4.||a likeness of a face or head, either sculpted or moulded, such as a death mask|
|5.||an image of a face worn by an actor, esp in ancient Greek and Roman drama, in order to symbolize the character being portrayed|
|6.||a variant spelling of masque|
|7.||surgery a sterile gauze covering for the nose and mouth worn esp during operations to minimize the spread of germs|
|8.||sport a protective covering for the face worn for fencing, ice hockey, etc|
|9.||a carving in the form of a face or head, used as an ornament|
|10.||a natural land feature or artificial object which conceals troops, etc, from view|
|11.||a device placed over the nose and mouth to facilitate or prevent inhalation of a gas|
|12.||photog a shield of paper, paint, etc, placed over an area of unexposed photographic surface to stop light falling on it|
|13.||electronics a thin sheet of material from which a pattern has been cut, placed over a semiconductor chip so that an integrated circuit can be formed on the exposed areas|
|14.||computing a bit pattern which, by convolution with a second pattern in a logical operation, can be used to isolate a specific subset of the second pattern for examination|
|15.||entomol a large prehensile mouthpart (labium) of the dragonfly larva|
|16.||the face or head of an animal, such as a fox, or the dark coloration of the face of some animals, such as Siamese cats and certain dogs|
|17.||another word for face pack|
|18.||rare a person wearing a mask|
|19.||to cover with or put on a mask|
|20.||(tr) to conceal; disguise: to mask an odour|
|21.||(tr) photog to shield a particular area of (an unexposed photographic surface) in order to prevent or reduce the action of light there|
|22.||(tr) to shield a particular area of (a surface to be painted) with masking tape|
|23.||(tr) to cover (cooked food, esp meat) with a savoury sauce or glaze|
|24.||a Scottish variant of mash|
|[C16: from Italian maschera, ultimately from Arabic maskharah clown, from sakhira mockery]|
A covering for the nose and mouth that is used for inhaling oxygen or an anesthetic.
A covering worn over the nose and mouth, as by a surgeon or dentist, to prevent infection.
A facial bandage.
Something, often a trait, that disguises or conceals.
Any of a various of conditions producing alteration or discoloration of the skin of the face.
An expressionless appearance of the face seen in certain diseases, such as Parkinsonism.
To cover with a protective mask.
To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise.