Definitions for Disguisedɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•guisedɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz(v.; n.)-guised, -guis•ing

  1. (v.t.)to change the appearance of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as with deceptive garb.

  2. to conceal the truth or actual character of by a counterfeit form or appearance; misrepresent:

    to disguise one's intentions.

  3. (n.)something that serves or is intended for disguising identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc.

  4. the makeup, mask, or costume of an entertainer.

    Category: Showbiz

  5. the act of disguising.

  6. the state of being disguised; masquerade.

Origin of disguise:

1275–1325; ME disg(u)isen < AF, OF de(s)guiser


Princeton's WordNet

  1. disguise, camouflage(noun)

    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

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

  2. disguise(noun)

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

  3. disguise, camouflage(verb)

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

    "he is a master of disguise"

  4. disguise, mask(verb)

    make unrecognizable

    "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. disguise(noun)ɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz

    things worn to stop people recognizing you

    a criminal in disguise; to wear a disguise

  2. disguise(verb)ɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz

    to change sb or sth to be unrecognizable

    Witnesses voices were disguised.

  3. disguiseɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz

    to hide emotion or opinion

    He could barely disguise his disgust.


  1. disguise(Noun)

    An attire (e.g. clothing) used to hide one's identity or assume another.

    That cape and mask complete his disguise

  2. disguise(Noun)

    The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.

  3. disguise(Noun)

    The act of disguising, notably as a ploy

    Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies

  4. disguise(Verb)

    To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.

    Spies often disguise themselves.

  5. disguise(Verb)

    To prevent giving away or revealing (something secret).

    He disguised his true intentions.

  6. Origin: disgisen, disguisen, borrowed from desguiser (modern déguiser), itself derived from des- "dis-" (from dis-) + guise "guise" (from a Germanic source).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disguise(verb)

    to change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive

  2. Disguise(verb)

    to hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions

  3. Disguise(verb)

    to affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate

  4. Disguise(noun)

    a dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties

  5. Disguise(noun)

    artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show

  6. Disguise(noun)

    change of manner by drink; intoxication

  7. Disguise(noun)

    a masque or masquerade

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a disguised state

He was in disguise.

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