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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Wearing a mask.
  • adj. Disguised or concealed as if by a mask: masked emotions.
  • adj. Latent or hidden, as a symptom or disease.
  • adj. Botany Personate.
  • adj. Zoology Having masklike markings on the head or face.
  • adj. Zoology Having the anatomy of the next developmental form outlined beneath the integument, as in certain insect pupae.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of mask.
  • adj. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden.
  • adj. personate
  • adj. Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wearing a mask or masks; characterized by masks; concealed; hidden.
  • adj. Same as Personate.
  • adj. Having the anterior part of the head differing decidedly in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the face covered with a mask; disguised or concealed.
  • Bewildered; amazed.
  • In zoology: Larvate or larval: thus, a caterpillar is the masked state of a butterfly.
  • In entomology, applied to pupæ which have the wings, legs, etc., of the future imago indicated by lines on the surface, as in Lepidoptera.
  • Marked on the head or face as if literally wearing a mask; capistrate; personate.
  • In botany, same as personate.
  • In pathology, same as larval, 2.

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

  • adj. having its true character concealed with the intent of misleading
  • adj. having markings suggestive of a mask

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