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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mas·quer·ade /ˌmæskəˈred/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mas·quer·ade n.
 1. An assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions.
    In courtly balls and midnight masquerades.   --Pope.
 2. A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See 1st Mask, 4. [Obs.]
 3. Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.
    That masquerade of misrepresentation which invariably accompanied the political eloquence of Rome.   --De Quincey.
 4. A Spanish diversion on horseback.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mas·quer·ade, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Masqueraded; p. pr. & vb. n. Masquerading.]
 1. To assemble in masks; to take part in a masquerade.
 2. To frolic or disport in disquise; to make a pretentious show of being what one is not.
    A freak took an ass in the head, and he goes into the woods, masquerading up and down in a lion's skin.   --L'Estrange.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mas·quer·ade, v. t. To conceal with masks; to disguise. “To masquerade vice.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a party of guests wearing costumes and masks [syn: masque,
      2: a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party [syn: fancy
         dress, masquerade costume]
      3: making a false outward show; "a beggar's masquerade of
      v 1: take part in a masquerade
      2: pretend to be someone or something that you are not; "he is
         masquerading as the expert on the Internet"; "This silly
         novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"