mask

  1. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

    Synonyms : masque, masquerade, masquerade party
    Type Of : party
  2. shield from light

    Synonyms : block out
    Type Of : cover
  3. hide under a false appearance

    Synonyms : cloak, dissemble
    Type Of : disguise
    Examples :
    • He masked his disappointment
  4. make unrecognizable

    Synonyms : disguise
    Type Of : hide, conceal
    Examples :
    • The herb masks the garlic taste
  5. a covering to disguise or conceal the face

    Type Of : covering, disguise
  6. activity that tries to conceal something

    Type Of : hiding, concealment, concealing
    Examples :
    • no mask could conceal his ignorance
    • they moved in under a mask of friendship
  7. a protective covering worn over the face

    Type Of : protection, protective cover, protective covering
  8. cover with a sauce

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • mask the meat
  9. put a mask on or cover with a mask

    Antonyms : unmask
    Type Of : cover

masquerade

  1. a party of guests wearing costumes and masks

    Synonyms : mask, masque, masquerade party
    Type Of : party
  2. making a false outward show

    Synonyms : charade
    Type Of : pretence, feigning, pretending, pretense, simulation
    Examples :
    • a beggar's masquerade of wealth
  3. a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party

    Synonyms : fancy dress, masquerade costume
    Type Of : disguise, costume
  4. pretend to be someone or something that you are not

    Type Of : impersonate, personate, pose
  5. take part in a masquerade

    Type Of : disguise, mask

maternal

  1. relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

    Synonyms : parental, paternal
  2. related on the mother's side

    Synonyms : enate, enatic
    Examples :
    • my maternal grandmother
  3. characteristic of a mother

    Antonyms : paternal
    Examples :
    • warm maternal affection for her guest
  4. relating to or derived from one's mother

    Examples :
    • maternal genes

mother

  1. make (offspring) by reproduction

    Synonyms : beget, bring forth, engender, father, generate, get, sire
    Type Of : create, make
  2. a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)

    Synonyms : female parent
    Antonyms : father
    Type Of : parent
    Examples :
    • the mother of three children
  3. care for like a mother

    Synonyms : fuss, overprotect
    Type Of : give care, care
  4. a condition that is the inspiration for an activity or situation

    Type Of : inspiration
    Examples :
    • necessity is the mother of invention
  5. a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

    Type Of : barm, yeast
  6. a term of address for a mother superior

    Type Of : mother superior, prioress, abbess
  7. a term of address for an elderly woman

    Type Of : old woman

mutate

  1. undergo mutation

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • cells mutate

matricide

  1. a person who murders their mother

    Type Of : parricide
  2. the murder of your mother

    Type Of : parricide

mariticide

  1. the murder of a husband by his wife

    Type Of : execution, murder, slaying

mandrake

  1. the root of the mandrake plant; used medicinally or as a narcotic

    Synonyms : mandrake root
    Type Of : root
  2. a plant of southern Europe and North Africa having purple flowers, yellow fruits and a forked root formerly thought to have magical powers

    Synonyms : devil's apples, mandragora officinarum
    Type Of : herbaceous plant, herb

maneuvers

  1. an action aimed at evading an opponent

    Synonyms : evasive action, manoeuvre
    Type Of : evasion
  2. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, play
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
    Examples :
    • he made a great maneuver
  3. a move made to gain a tactical end

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    Type Of : move
  4. act in order to achieve a certain goal

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  5. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
    Type Of : go, move
  6. a plan for attaining a particular goal

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    Type Of : plan of action
  7. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms : channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
    Type Of : command, control
  8. a military training exercise

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, simulated military operation
    Type Of : military operation, operation

maneuvering

  1. an action aimed at evading an opponent

    Synonyms : evasive action, manoeuvre
    Type Of : evasion
  2. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, play
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
    Examples :
    • he made a great maneuver
  3. a move made to gain a tactical end

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    Type Of : move
  4. act in order to achieve a certain goal

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  5. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
    Type Of : go, move
  6. a plan for attaining a particular goal

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    Type Of : plan of action
  7. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms : channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
    Type Of : command, control
  8. a military training exercise

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, simulated military operation
    Type Of : military operation, operation