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Meaning of masked by Wiktionary Dictionary

masked


    Alternative forms

    • masqued ( archaic )

    Verb

    masked

    1. Simple past tense and past participle of mask .

    Adjective

    masked ( comparative more masked, superlative most masked )

    1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden .
    2. ( botany ) personate
    3. ( zoology ) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds .

    Derived terms



Explanation of masked by Wordnet Dictionary

masked


    Adjective
    1. having markings suggestive of a mask

    2. the masked face of a raccoon
    3. having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading

    4. masked threat


    Definition of masked by GCIDE Dictionary

    masked


    1. Mask, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Masked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Masking.]
      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.

      3. ( Mil. ) To conceal; also, to intervene in the line of. 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”.

    2. Masked a.
      1. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden.

      2. ( Bot. ) Same as Personate.

      3. ( Zool. ) Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.

      Masked ball, a ball in which the dancers wear masks. -- Masked battery ( Mil. ), a battery so placed as not to be seen by an enemy until it opens fire. H. L. Scott. -- Masked crab ( Zool. ), a European crab ( Corystes cassivelaunus ) with markings on the carapace somewhat resembling a human face. -- Masked pig ( Zool. ), a Japanese domestic hog ( Sus pliciceps ). Its face is deeply furrowed.