M`ASK, n.1. A cover for the face; that which conceals the face, especially a cover with apertures for the eyes and mouth; a visor. A mask is designed to conceal the face from beholders, or to preserve the complexion from injury by exposure to the weather and the rays of the sun.2. That which disguises; any pretense or subterfuge.3. A festive entertainment of dancing or other diversions, in which the company all wear masks; a masquerade.4. A revel; a bustle; a piece of mummery. This thought might lead through this world's vain mask.5. A dramatic performance written in a tragic style, without attention to rules or probability.6. In architecture, a piece of sculpture representing some grotesque form, to fill and adorn vacant places, as in friezes, panels of doors, keys of arches, &c.
M`ASK, v.t. To cover the face for concealment or defense against injury; to conceal with a mask or visor.1. To disguise; to cover; to hide. Masking the business from the common eye.
M`ASK, v.i. To revel; to play the fool in masquerade.1. To be disguised in any way.