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Meaning of “mask” in the English Dictionary

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masknoun [C]

uk   /mɑːsk/  us   /mæsk/
  • mask noun [C] (FACE COVER)

B2 a ​covering for all or ​part of the ​face that ​protects, ​hides, or ​decorates the ​personwearing it: a gas mask a surgical mask The ​bankrobberswore masks ​throughout the ​raid.

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  • mask noun [C] (APPEARANCE/ BEHAVIOUR)

appearance or ​behaviour that ​hides the ​truth: The ​newspaperrevealed the ​sordidtruth behind his mask ofrespectability.

maskverb [T]

uk   /mɑːsk/  us   /mæsk/
(Definition of mask from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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masknoun [C]

 us   /mæsk/
a ​covering for all or ​part of the ​face, ​worn for ​protection or to ​hide the ​face: a ​gas mask an ​exhibit of ​African masks The ​children all ​woreHalloween masks that were ​supposed to ​frighten us.

maskverb [T]

 us   /mæsk/
to ​prevent something from being ​seen or ​noticed: The tastelessness of the ​meat was masked by a ​heavygravy.
(Definition of mask from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mask”
in Korean 마스크, 가면…
in Arabic قِناع…
in Malaysian topeng…
in French masque…
in Russian маска…
in Chinese (Traditional) 面罩, 面具,面罩…
in Italian maschera…
in Turkish maske…
in Polish maska…
in Spanish máscara, careta, mascarilla…
in Vietnamese mặt nạ…
in Portuguese máscara…
in Thai หน้ากาก…
in German die Maske…
in Catalan màscara…
in Japanese マスク, 仮面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 面罩, 面具,面罩…
in Indonesian topeng…
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