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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_217_emaskmask1 /mɑːsk $ mæsk/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 HIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEEPROTECTsomething that covers all or part of your face, to protect or to hide it a surgical face mask He was attacked and robbed by two people wearing masks.2 face_mask.jpg APDLsomething that covers your face, and has another face painted on it, which is used for ceremonies or special occasions a Halloween mask3 [usually singular]HIDE/NOT SHOW an expression or way of behaving that hides your real emotions or character syn front Her sarcasm is a mask for her insecurity.4 a substance that you put on your face and leave there for a short time to clean the skin or make it softer syn face pack a facial mask death mask, gas mask
Examples from the Corpus
maskHis face was a mask, friendly, but in an impersonal way.You will need to think carefully about modifiers for wearing a mask.At the Spinning Wheel Puppets exhibit, children can create masks and puppets.In Japanese Kabuki theater, the actors wear special masks.I put my hand over my nose and mouth like a surgical mask just in case I inhaled any of Senga.Workers in surgical masks are running a hydraulic compressor and tractor-trailer drivers are warming up their big rigs.Keep the gondola, the mask too.But can the child transcend the blackness and wear the white mask with pride?wearing masksSome members said it degraded the chamber to allow outlaws wearing masks to address it.