What does disguise mean?

Definitions for disguise
dɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪzdis·guise

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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. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. disguise(Noun)

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

    That cape and mask complete his disguise

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

  2. disguise(Noun)

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

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

  3. disguise(Noun)

    The act of disguising, notably as a ploy

    Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies

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

  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.

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

  5. disguise(Verb)

    To prevent giving away or revealing (something secret).

    He disguised his true intentions.

    Etymology: 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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disguise

    dis-gīz′, v.t. to change the guise or appearance of: to conceal by a dress intended to deceive, or by a counterfeit manner and appearance: to intoxicate (usually 'disguised in liquor')—n. a dress intended to conceal the wearer: a false appearance: change of behaviour in intoxication.—adv. Disguis′edly.—ns. Disguis′edness; Disguise′ment; Disguis′er; Disguis′ing. [O. Fr. desguiserdes, neg., guise, manner, guise.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. disguise

    Ships in all times have been permitted to assume disguise to impose upon enemies, and obtain from countries in their possession commodities of which they stand in need.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disguise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disguise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of disguise in a Sentence

  1. Steven Willborn:

    So, maybe it's a blessing in disguise, i just want to teach.

  2. George Santayana:

    The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.

  3. Chasten Buttigieg:

    The rain location may be a blessing in disguise because there is such symbolic power in that building and you can see in it the past, the present and the future, i talk so much about how we're not looking to turn back the clock and it's not about retrieving some impossible again. That building is kind of a living symbol of all of that.

  4. La Rochefoucauld:

    There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

  5. Joseph Sugarman:

    Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.

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  • تمويهArabic
  • дегизиране, маскирам, маскиране, прикривамBulgarian
  • převlekCzech
  • Verkleidung, verstellen, TarnungGerman
  • disfraz, tapadera, pantalla, disfrazarSpanish
  • salata, naamioida, peittää, valepuku, naamioitua, valeasu, naamiointiFinnish
  • déguiser, déguisementFrench
  • הסווהHebrew
  • álruha, álcáz, álcaHungarian
  • velizarIdo
  • 変装Japanese
  • прикрива, престорува, затскрива, преправаMacedonian
  • mom, verbergen, verhullen, maskeren, vermommingDutch
  • forkledningNorwegian
  • disfarce, disfarçar, esconderPortuguese
  • deghizare, mascare, masca, deghizaRomanian
  • скрыть, маскировка, замаскироваться, маскироваться, скрыватьRussian
  • மறைக்கTamil
  • 伪装Chinese

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