What does masquerade mean?

Definitions for masquerade
ˌmæs kəˈreɪdmas·quer·ade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. masquerade, masquerade party, masque, masknoun

    a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

  2. fancy dress, masquerade, masquerade costumenoun

    a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party

  3. masqueradeverb

    making a false outward show

    "a beggar's masquerade of wealth"

  4. masqueradeverb

    take part in a masquerade

  5. masqueradeverb

    pretend to be someone or something that you are not

    "he is masquerading as an expert on the internet"; "This silly novel is masquerading as a serious historical treaty"

Wiktionary

  1. masqueradenoun

    A party or assembly of people wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions.

    In courtly balls and midnight masquerades - Alexander Pope

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

  2. masqueradenoun

    A dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See u201Cmasku201D

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

  3. masqueradenoun

    Acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise.

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

  4. masqueradenoun

    A Spanish diversion on horseback.

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

  5. masqueradeverb

    To assemble in masks; to take part in a masquerade.

    I'm going to masquerade as the wikipede. What are you going to dress up as?

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

  6. masqueradeverb

    To frolic or disport in disguise; to make a pretentious show of being what one is not.

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

  7. masqueradeverb

    To conceal with masks; to disguise.

    To masquerade vice - Killingbeck

    Etymology: From mascarade ( mascarada), from mascarata (mascherata). See “mask”.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Masqueradenoun

    an assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

  2. Masqueradenoun

    a dramatic performance by actors in masks; a mask. See 1st Mask, 4

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

  3. Masqueradenoun

    acting or living under false pretenses; concealment of something by a false or unreal show; pretentious show; disguise

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

  4. Masqueradenoun

    a Spanish diversion on horseback

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

  5. Masqueradeverb

    to assemble in masks; to take part in a masquerade

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

  6. Masqueradeverb

    to frolic or disport in disquise; to make a pretentious show of being what one is not

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

  7. Masqueradeverb

    to conceal with masks; to disguise

    Etymology: [F. mascarade, fr. Sp. mascarada, or It. mascherata. See Mask.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Masquerade

    mask-ėr-ād′, n. an assembly of persons wearing masks, generally at a ball: disguise.—v.i. to wear a mask: to join in a masquerade: to go in disguise.—n. Masquerad′er, a person wearing a mask: a person or thing disguised in any manner. [Fr. mascarade. See Mask.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of masquerade in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of masquerade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of masquerade in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party when the masks are dropped.

  2. Germaine Greer:

    Women over fifty already form one of the largest groups in the population structure of the western world. As long as they like themselves, they will not be an oppressed minority. In order to like themselves they must reject trivialization by others of who and what they are. A grown woman should not have to masquerade as a girl in order to remain in the land of the living.

  3. Mo Brooks:

    Mrs. Britt is doing her best to masquerade as something she clearly is not … If you look at her past track record, it is very inconsistent with those of us who support the MAGA agenda.

  4. John Wayne:

    Screw ambiguity. Perversion and corruption masquerade as ambiguity. I don't trust ambiguity.

  5. Anthon St Maarten:

    Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity.

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Translations for masquerade

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  • تنكر, حفلة تنكريةArabic
  • mascaradaCatalan, Valencian
  • maškarádaCzech
  • mascarada, masqueradaSpanish
  • naamiaisetFinnish
  • mascaradeFrench
  • נֶשֶׁף מַסֵּכוֹת, מסיבת תחפושותHebrew
  • maskara, álarcosbálHungarian
  • դիմակահանդեսArmenian
  • samarIndonesian
  • festa in costume, mascherata, travestirsi, ballo in maschera, mascherarsi, spacciarsiItalian
  • 装う, 成りすますJapanese
  • маскира, маскарада, маскенбалMacedonian
  • mascarar, baile de máscarasPortuguese
  • маскарад, маскироваться, переодеваться, переодеться, замаскироватьсяRussian
  • maskeradSwedish

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