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disguise


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disguise  \Dis*guise"\  (?;  232),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Disguised}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Disguising}.]  [OE.  desguisen  disgisen 
  degisen  OF  desguisier  F.  d['e]guiser;  pref.  des-  (L.  dis-) 
  +  guise.  See  {Guise}.] 
  1.  To  change  the  guise  or  appearance  of  especially,  to 
  conceal  by  an  unusual  dress,  or  one  intended  to  mislead  or 
  deceive. 
 
  Bunyan  was  forced  to  disguise  himself  as  a  wagoner. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  All  God's  angels  come  to  us  disguised.  --Lowell. 
 
  3.  To  affect  or  change  by  liquor;  to  intoxicate. 
 
  I  have  just  left  the  right  worshipful,  and  his 
  myrmidons,  about  a  sneaker  or  five  gallons;  the 
  whole  magistracy  was  pretty  well  disguised  before  I 
  gave  them  the  ship.  --Spectator. 
 
  Syn:  To  conceal;  hide;  mask;  dissemble;  dissimulate;  feign; 
  pretend;  secrete.  See  {Conceal}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disguise  \Dis*guise"\,  n. 
  1.  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. 
 
  There  is  no  passion  steals  into  the  heart  more 
  imperceptibly  and  covers  itself  under  more 
  disguises,  than  pride.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Artificial  language  or  manner  assumed  for  deception;  false 
  appearance;  counterfeit  semblance  or  show 
 
  That  eye  which  glances  through  all  disguises.  --D. 
  Webster. 
 
  3.  Change  of  manner  by  drink;  intoxication.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  masque  or  masquerade.  [Obs.] 
 
  Disguise  was  the  old  English  word  for  a  masque.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disguise 
  n  1:  an  outward  semblance  that  misrepresents  the  true  nature  of 
  something  "the  theatrical  notion  of  disguise  is  always 
  associated  with  catastrophe  in  his  stories"  [syn:  {camouflage}] 
  2:  any  attire  that  modifies  the  appearance  in  order  to  conceal 
  the  wearer's  identity 
  3:  the  act  of  concealing  the  identity  of  something  by  modifying 
  its  appearance;  "he  is  a  master  of  disguise"  [syn:  {camouflage}] 
  v  :  make  unrecognizable;  "The  herb  disguises  the  garlic  taste"; 
  "We  disguised  our  faces  before  robbing  the  bank" 




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