dis·guise /dəˈskaɪz, dɪsˈgaɪz ||dɪz-/
Dis·guise v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disguised p. pr. & vb. n. Disguising.]
1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner. --Macaulay.
2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.
All God's angels come to us disguised. --Lowell.
3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker of five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship. --Spectator.
Syn: -- To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign; pretend; secrete. See Conceal.
1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.
There is no passion which steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises, than pride. --Addison.
2. Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
That eye which glances through all disguises. --D. Webster.
3. Change of manner by drink; intoxication.
4. A masque or masquerade. [Obs.]
Disguise was the old English word for a masque. --B. Jonson.
n 1: an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of
something; "the theatrical notion of disguise is always
associated with catastrophe in his stories" [syn: camouflage]
2: any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal
the wearer's identity
3: the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying
its appearance; "he is a master of disguise" [syn: camouflage]
v : make unrecognizable; "The herb disguises the garlic taste";
"We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"