masked

[ maskt, mahskt ]
/ mæskt, mɑskt /

adjective

using or wearing a mask or masks: a masked burglar; masked actors.
disguised; concealed; hidden: masked treachery; masked forces.
Zoology. having markings that resemble a mask.

Origin of masked

First recorded in 1575–85; mask + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM masked

un·masked, adjectivewell-masked, adjective

Definition for masked (2 of 2)

mask
[ mask, mahsk ]
/ mæsk, mɑsk /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to put on a mask; disguise oneself.

Origin of mask

1525–35; < Middle French masque, perhaps directly < Italian maschera mask, disguise < pre-Latin *maskara, an extended form of *mask-, probably with orig. sense “black” (blackening the face being a simple form of disguise); another development of the same base is early Medieval Latin masca witch, ghost (also, mask); see mascot

OTHER WORDS FROM mask

mask·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH mask

mask masque mosque
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British Dictionary definitions for masked (1 of 2)

masked
/ (mɑːskt) /

adjective

disguised or covered by or as if by a mask
botany another word for personate 2

British Dictionary definitions for masked (2 of 2)

mask
/ (mɑːsk) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of mask

masklike, adjective

Word Origin for mask

C16: from Italian maschera, ultimately from Arabic maskharah clown, from sakhira mockery
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Medicine definitions for masked (1 of 2)

masked
[ măskt ]

adj.

Latent or hidden, as a symptom or disease.
Having masklike markings on the head or face.
Having the anatomy of the next developmental form outlined beneath the integument, as in certain insect pupae.

Medicine definitions for masked (2 of 2)

mask
[ măsk ]

n.

v.

To cover with a protective mask.
To cover in order to conceal, protect, or disguise.
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