mask /ˈmæsk/ 名詞
罩; 罩蔽的; 罩蔽; 遮罩; 遮蔽 MSK
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.
They must all be masked and vizarded. --Shak.
2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
Masking the business from the common eye. --Shak.
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.
Mask, v. i.
1. To take part as a masker in a masquerade.
2. To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way.
1. A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection; as, a dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask.
2. That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
3. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show.
This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask. --Milton.
4. A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
5. Arch. A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
6. Fort. (a) In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere. (b) A screen for a battery.
7. Zool. The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
8. A person wearing a mask; a masker.
The mask that has the arm of the Indian queen. --G. W. Cable.
9. Sporting The head or face of a fox.
Mask house, a house for masquerades. [Obs.]
Death mask, a cast of the face of a dead person.
n 1: a covering to disguise or conceal the face
2: activity that tries to conceal something; "no mask could
conceal his ignorance"; "they moved in under a mask of
3: a party of guests wearing costumes and masks [syn: masquerade,
4: a protective covering worn over the face
v 1: hide under a false appearance; "He masked his
disappointment" [syn: dissemble, cloak]
2: put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for
Halloween" [ant: unmask]
3: cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"
4: shield from light [syn: block out]