Definition / Define
- Masks Noun
- A cover, or partial cover, for the face, used for disguise or protection.
- A dancer's mask; a fencer's mask; a ball player's mask.
- That which disguises; a pretext or subterfuge.
- A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, where all wear masks; a masquerade; hence, a revel; a frolic; a delusive show - Francis Bacon.
- This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask.
- A dramatic performance, formerly in vogue, in which the actors wore masks and represented mythical or allegorical characters.
- A grotesque head or face, used to adorn keystones and other prominent parts, to spout water in fountains, and the like; -- called also mascaron.
- In a permanent fortification, a redoubt which protects the caponiere.
- A screen for a battery.
- The lower lip of the larva of a dragon fly, modified so as to form a prehensile organ.
- The ceremonial objects used in Puebloan kachina cults that resemble Euro-American masks. (The term is objected as an appropriate translation by Puebloan peoples as it emphasizes imitation but ignores power and representational intent.).
- A pattern of bits used in bitwise operations; bitmask.
- A two-color (black and white) bitmap generated from an image, used to create transparency in the image.
- Masks Verb
- 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.
- To disguise; to cover; to hide.
- Masking the business from the common eye.
- To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
- To cover or keep in check.
- To mask a body of troops or a fortess by a superior force, while some hostile evolution is being carried out.
- To take part as a masker in a masquerade - Cavendish.
- To wear a mask; to be disguised in any way - Shakespeare.