What does camouflage mean?

Definitions for camouflage
ˈkæm əˌflɑʒcam·ou·flage

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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. camouflage, camo(noun)

    fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background

  3. camouflage(noun)

    device or stratagem for concealment or deceit

  4. disguise, camouflage(verb)

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

    "he is a master of disguise"

  5. camouflage(verb)

    disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something

    "The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory"

Wiktionary

  1. camouflage(Noun)

    A disguise or covering up.

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

  2. camouflage(Noun)

    The act of disguising.

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

  3. camouflage(Noun)

    The use of natural or artificial material on personnel, objects, or tactical positions with the aim of confusing, misleading, or evading the enemy.

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

  4. camouflage(Noun)

    A pattern on clothing consisting of irregularly shaped patches that are either greenish/brownish, brownish/whitish, or bluish/whitish, as used by ground combat forces.

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

  5. camouflage(Noun)

    Resemblance of an organism to its surroundings for avoiding detection

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

  6. camouflage(Noun)

    Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting.

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

  7. camouflage(Verb)

    To hide or disguise something by covering it up or changing the way it looks.

    Etymology: camoufler, alteration (due to camouflet "to blow smoke in one's face") of camuffare, from (from capo "head") + muffare, from muffula, of origin, from * from * (akin to molawen "to soften", molwic "soft") + *, from fellan, from pel(e)(w)-. Akin to fel, fell.

Freebase

  1. Camouflage

    Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials, coloration or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects hard to see, or by disguising them as something else. Examples include the leopard's spotted coat, the battledress of a modern soldier, and the leaf-mimic katydid's wings. A third approach, motion dazzle, confuses the observer with a conspicuous pattern, making the object visible but momentarily harder to locate. The majority of camouflage methods aim for crypsis, often through a general resemblance to the background, high contrast disruptive coloration, eliminating shadow, and countershading. In the open ocean, where there is no background, the principal methods of camouflage are transparency, silvering, and countershading, while the ability to produce light is among other things used for counter-illumination on the undersides of cephalopods such as squid. Some animals, such as chameleons and octopuses, are capable of actively changing their skin pattern and colours, whether for camouflage or for signalling. Military camouflage was spurred by the increasing range and accuracy of firearms in the 19th century. In particular the replacement of the inaccurate musket with the rifle made personal concealment in battle a survival skill. In the 20th century, military camouflage developed rapidly, especially during the First World War. On land, artists such as André Mare designed camouflage schemes and observation posts disguised as trees. At sea, warships and troop carriers were painted in dazzle patterns that were highly visible, but designed to confuse enemy gunners as to the target's speed, range, and heading. During and after the Second World War, a variety of camouflage schemes were used for aircraft and for ground vehicles in different theatres of war. The use of radar in the Cold War period has largely made camouflage for fixed-wing military aircraft obsolete.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. camouflage

    The use of natural or artificial material on personnel, objects, or tactical positions with the aim of confusing, misleading, or evading the enemy.

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How to say camouflage in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of camouflage in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of camouflage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of camouflage in a Sentence

  1. Tadashi Shoji:

    I am confident that with draping and the cut you can enhance in the right places and camouflage the wrong place. And it makes it beautiful, and comfortable.

  2. Rohan Miller:

    Opportunity costs are low, global competitors don't closely track the market, so you can camouflage what you're doing, if something is missing, you can understand why and change it before taking it to the main market.

  3. Abu Ahmed:

    Yesterday there was a big Russian air strike, but we organized ourselves, with the rest of the factions. We are used to the new situation, we camouflage headquarters, and cars, and dig trenches.

  4. Carl Breed:

    We are having a little fun with this flavor, you see the camo design on everything these days, so we thought why not create an ice cream flavor that looks camouflage ? The best part is these three flavors taste great together. We tried a few different combinations but chose these flavors because they complement each other so well.

  5. Sarah Lowe:

    An obese or overweight patient who presents to a cancer center may have been 50 pounds heavier four months ago, The fact that they are still overweight or obese may visually camouflage their compromised nutrition status, but they are still likely nutritionally depleted and at risk for continued significant weight loss.

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