Mask Mask, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Masked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Masking}.] 1. To cover, as the face, by way of concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor. [1913 Webster]

They must all be masked and vizarded. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To disguise; to cover; to hide. [1913 Webster]

Masking the business from the common eye. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) (a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of. (b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of troops or a fortress by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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