1. cover, covering, screening, masking, concealment, concealing, hiding

usage: the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it; "the cover concealed their guns from enemy aircraft"

2. masking, sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum

usage: the blocking of one sensation resulting from the presence of another sensation; "he studied auditory masking by pure tones"

3. masking piece, masking, scenery, scene

usage: scenery used to block the audience's view of parts of the stage that should not be seen


1. dissemble, cloak, mask, disguise, mask

usage: hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"

2. mask, cover

usage: put a mask on or cover with a mask; "Mask the children for Halloween"

3. disguise, mask, hide, conceal

usage: make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

4. mask, cover

usage: cover with a sauce; "mask the meat"

5. mask, block out, cover

usage: shield from light

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: masking (Dictionary)