What does disguise mean?

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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. Isaac Mashman:

    Generational curses are actually blessings in disguise; the mistakes were already made for you, now all you have to do is apply the solutions.

  2. Tom Bilyeu:

    Everything else on the market was a candy bar in disguise.

  3. Van Leer:

    We need to pay more attention, as our parents get older, to the changes, they can disguise it really well.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Hard times in life are inevitable, and almost everyone has to go through the rough patches at least once in lifetime. Sometimes those hard times can be real blessings in disguise, for they reveal who your true friends are. The hard times enable you to recognize and appreciate your true friends who stand by your side even during the challenging difficult times, when your fair weather friends disown you and walk away from you. Perhaps God sends those tough times your way, so that your life stream gets rid of the dirt and stones, in my view, and the pure clean stream begins to flow smoothly once again.

  5. Mujtaba Rahman:

    The big cost of Brexit for the EU is that it has distracted time, attention and political capital from addressing the real substantive challenges that the EU itself faces, brexit was a team-building exercise where the EU could demonstrate how united they were. But it was really something of a cover to disguise how little they agree on the bigger challenges facing the continent.

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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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