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Definitions for disguise
dɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪzdis·guise

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disguise, camouflagenoun

    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

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

  2. disguisenoun

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

  3. disguise, camouflageverb

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

    "he is a master of disguise"

  4. disguise, maskverb

    make unrecognizable

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

Wiktionary

  1. disguisenoun

    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. disguisenoun

    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. disguisenoun

    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. disguiseverb

    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. disguiseverb

    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. Disguiseverb

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

  2. Disguiseverb

    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. Disguiseverb

    to affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate

  4. Disguisenoun

    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. Disguisenoun

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

  6. Disguisenoun

    change of manner by drink; intoxication

  7. Disguisenoun

    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. Joyce Duco:

    If you are faced with an unpleasant person or situation that you can do nothing about, bless the situation. Bless the person and know and believe some good will come from it. . . . All of us have seen good come out of disaster . . . the 'blessing in disguise.' When you expect good to come from negativity, it will. What you think about, you bring about.

  2. Shy Shelton:

    If you get dressed up the right way, it should be fitted, but when things are fitted to me, it’s hard for me to disguise man boobs and gut and all that stuff, so it’s all sticking out!

  3. Ross Taylor:

    You would hide trades, say the profit was from something else, manipulate pricing to disguise where it came from, all so you didn't have to give up the idea to the boss.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Betrayers to any traitor remain under the disguise of his/her close friends and supporters only.

  5. Sheikh Ali:

    I don't think it is negative for countries in the Gulf, it will make us more rational, pay more attention to our economy, reduce corruption, have better management. It may be a blessing in disguise.

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Translations for disguise

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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
  • भेषHindi
  • 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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