- Material (such as clothing, makeup, a wig) used to alter one’s visual appearance in order to hide one's identity or assume another.
- ''A cape and moustache completed his disguise.
- (figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
- The act of disguising, notably as a ploy.
- ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.
- (archaic) A change of behaviour resulting from intoxication.
- French: déguisement
- German: Verkleidung
- Italian: camuffamento, travestimento, mascheramento
- Portuguese: disfarce
- Russian: маскиро́вка
- Spanish: disfraz
- Italian: travestimento
disguise (disguises, present participle disguising; past and past participle disguised)
- (transitive) To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
- Spies often disguise themselves.
- 1911, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Bunyan,_John Bunyan, John]”, in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica:
- Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
- (transitive) To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
- He disguised his true intentions.
- (archaic) 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 slip.
- French: déguiser
- Italian: camuffarsi, travestirsi, mascherarsi
- Portuguese: disfarçar
- Russian: маскирова́ться
- Spanish: disfrazar
- German: verstellen
- Italian: camuffare, nascondere, mascherare, inorpellare
- Portuguese: esconder
- Russian: скрыва́ть