Definitions for Disguisedɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dis•guisedɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪz(v.; n.)-guised, -guis•ing
(v.t.)to change the appearance of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as with deceptive garb.
to conceal the truth or actual character of by a counterfeit form or appearance; misrepresent:
to disguise one's intentions.
(n.)something that serves or is intended for disguising identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc.
the makeup, mask, or costume of an entertainer.
the act of disguising.
the state of being disguised; masquerade.
Origin of disguise:
1275–1325; ME disg(u)isen < AF, OF de(s)guiser
an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
"the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"
any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance
"he is a master of disguise"
"The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
things worn to stop people recognizing you
a criminal in disguise; to wear a disguise
to change sb or sth to be unrecognizable
Witnesses voices were disguised.
to hide emotion or opinion
He could barely disguise his disgust.
An attire (e.g. clothing) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
That cape and mask complete his disguise
The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies
To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
Spies often disguise themselves.
To prevent giving away or revealing (something secret).
He disguised his true intentions.
Origin: disgisen, disguisen, borrowed from desguiser (modern déguiser), itself derived from des- "dis-" (from dis-) + guise "guise" (from a Germanic source).
to change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive
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
to affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate
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
artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show
change of manner by drink; intoxication
a masque or masquerade
Translations for Disguise
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a disguised state
He was in disguise.
- vermom weesAfrikaans
- قِناع، مُقَنَّعArabic
- disfarcePortuguese (BR)
- die VerkleidungGerman
- تغییر قیافه؛ پنهان سازیFarsi
- pod krinkomCroatian
- travestimento, mascheramentoItalian
- تغییر قیافه؛ پنهان سازیPersian
- ځان په بل شكل جوړولPashto
- costum (pentru deghizare)Romanian
- изменённая внешностьRussian
- kılık değiştirmeTurkish
- 偽裝Chinese (Trad.)
- sự trá hìnhVietnamese
- 伪装Chinese (Simp.)
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