[syn: masking piece, masking]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mask \Mask\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masked; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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. --Shak.
2. To disguise; to cover; to hide.
Masking the business from the common eye. --Shak.
(a) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of.
(b) To cover or keep in check; as, to mask a body of
troops or a fortress by a superior force, while some
hostile evolution is being carried out.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of concealing the existence of something by
obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns
from enemy aircraft" [syn: cover, covering,
2: the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of
another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure
3: scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the
stage that should not be seen [syn: masking piece,