Disguise

Definition of Disguise

Dis`guise´
v. t.1.To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
[imp. & p. p. Disguised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disguising.]
Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
- Macaulay.
2.To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.
All God's angels come to us disguised.
- Lowell.
3.To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker of five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship.
- Spectator.
n.1.A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties.
There is no passion which steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more disguises, than pride.
- Addison.
2.Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
That eye which glances through all disguises.
- D. Webster.
3.Change of manner by drink; intoxication.
4.A masque or masquerade.
Disguise was the old English word for a masque.
- B. Jonson.

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