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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 person wearing it: a gas mask a surgical mask The bank robbers wore masks throughout the raid.

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  • mask noun [C] (APPEARANCE/ BEHAVIOUR)

appearance or behaviour that hides the truth: The newspaper revealed the sordid truth behind his mask of respectability.

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 wore Halloween 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 heavy gravy.
(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 mascarilla, máscara, careta…
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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“mask” in American English

A bunch of stuff about plurals
A bunch of stuff about plurals
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May 24, 2016
by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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