masquerade definition

  • noun:
    • A costume party from which masks are worn; a masked ball. Also called masque.
    • A costume for such a celebration or baseball.
    • A disguise or false outward program; a pretense: a masquerade of humility.
    • An involved plan; a charade.
    • a celebration or installation of people using masks, and amusing on their own with moving, discussion, or any other diversions.
    • A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See “mask”
    • Acting or living under untrue pretenses; concealment of anything by a false or unreal tv show; pretentious show; disguise.
    • A Spanish diversion on horseback.
    • An assembly of people using masks, and amusing by themselves with dancing, discussion, or any other diversions.
    • A dramatic overall performance by actors in masks; a mask. See 1st Mask, 4.
    • functioning or lifestyle under false pretenses; concealment of one thing by a false or unreal tv show; pretentious program; disguise.
    • A Spanish diversion on horseback.
    • An assembly of people putting on masks and in most cases various other disguises, or wealthy and great dress: typically, a dancing-party or ball. See mask-ball.
    • Disguise effected by wearing a mask or strange clothing; hence, concealment or evident change of identity by any means; disguise as a whole.
    • The costume of a person who joins in a masquerade; disguising costume of every sort.
    • A Spanish diversion on horseback. Understand quotation.
    • A changeable or shot silk.
    • making a false outward tv show
    • a party of friends wearing costumes and masks
    • a costume used as a disguise at a masquerade celebration
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to put on a mask or disguise, as at a masquerade: She masqueraded as a shepherd.
    • To go about just as if in disguise; have or put-on a deceptive look: The stowaway masqueraded as a crew user.
    • to gather in masks; to take part in a masquerade.
    • To frolic or disport in disquise; which will make a pretentious show to be just what a person is maybe not.
  • verb:
    • to gather in masks; to be a part of a masquerade.
    • To frolic or disport in disguise; to create a pretentious show to be just what one is perhaps not.
    • To conceal with masks; to disguise.
    • take part in a masquerade
    • imagine to-be someone or something that you're maybe not
  • verb-transitive:
    • To conceal with masks; to disguise.
  • others:
    • To wear a mask; be a part of a masquerade.
    • To disguise an individual's self.
    • to pay for with a mask or disguise.

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