A man wearing a mask




  • To cover (the face or something else), in order to conceal the identity or protect against injury; to cover with a mask or visor.
  • To disguise as something else.
  • To conceal from view or knowledge; to cover; to hide.
  • To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
  • To cover or keep in check.
  • To take part as a masker in a masquerade.
  • To wear a mask.
  • To disguise oneself, to be disguised in any way.
  • To conceal or disguise one's autism.
  • to cover or shield a part of a design or picture in order to prevent reproduction or to safeguard the surface from the colors used when working with an air brush or painting
  • To set or unset (certain bits, or binary digits, within a value) by means of a bitmask.
  • To disable (an interrupt, etc.) by setting or unsetting the associated bit.
  • To mash.
  • To mix malt with hot water to yield wort.
  • To be infused or steeped.
  • To prepare tea in a teapot; alternative to brew.
  • To bewilder; confuse.


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  • Borrowed from Middle French masque, from Italian maschera, from (a byform of, see it for more) Medieval Latin masca, mascha, a borrowing of Proto-West Germanic *maskā from which English mesh is regularly inherited. Replaced Old English grīma, whence grime, and displaced non-native Middle English viser borrowed from Old French viser, visier.
  • From Middle English maske, from Old English max, masċ, from Proto-West Germanic *maskā. mesh, and mask above.
  • From Middle English *mask, masch, from Old English māx, māsc. mash.
  • From Middle English masken, short for *maskeren, malskren. More at masker.

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