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DISGUISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does disguise mean? 

DISGUISE (noun)
  The noun DISGUISE has 3 senses:

1. an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
2. any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
3. the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

  Familiarity information: DISGUISE used as a noun is uncommon.


DISGUISE (verb)
  The verb DISGUISE has 1 sense:

1. make unrecognizable

  Familiarity information: DISGUISE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISGUISE (noun)


Sense 1disguise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

camouflage; disguise

Context example:

the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories

Hypernyms ("disguise" is a kind of...):

color; colour; gloss; semblance (an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading)


Sense 2disguise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("disguise" is a kind of...):

attire; dress; garb (clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "disguise"):

fancy dress; masquerade; masquerade costume (a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party)

mask (a covering to disguise or conceal the face)


Sense 3disguise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

disguise; camouflage

Context example:

he is a master of disguise

Hypernyms ("disguise" is a kind of...):

concealing; concealment; hiding (the activity of keeping something secret)


DISGUISE (verb)


Sense 1disguise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make unrecognizable

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Context examples:

The herb disguises the garlic taste / We disguised our faces before robbing the bank

Hypernyms (to "disguise" is one way to...):

conceal; hide (prevent from being seen or discovered)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "disguise"):

cloak; dissemble; mask (hide under a false appearance)

dissimulate (hide (feelings) from other people)

masquerade (take part in a masquerade)

camouflage (disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They disguise themselves


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