- The definition of camouflage refers to the process of making something less obvious such as military dress that allows soldiers to blend in with their surroundings, animal coloring that allows animals to blend in and actions taken to hide your true intentions.
- An example of camouflage is green and white clothing worn by military men and women.
- An example of camouflage is a chameleon's skin, which changes colors depending on his environment.
- An example of camouflage is books you put in your backpack so you can pretend to go to the library when really you are sneaking out to a party.
- To camouflage is defined as to hide or disguise yourself.
An example of camouflage is when you dress in certain colors so you will blend in with your environment.
This soldiers camouflage uniform is often referred to as camo.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- the disguising of troops, ships, guns, etc. to conceal them from the enemy, as by the use of paint, nets, or leaves in patterns merging with the background
- a disguise or concealment of this kind
- any device or action used to conceal or mislead; deception
Origin: French ; from camoufler, to disguise; probably altered (infl. by camouflet, puff of smoke) ; from Italian camuffare, to disguise
- camouflager noun
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings.
- Concealment by disguise or protective coloring.
- Fabric or a garment dyed in splotches of green, brown, tan, and black so as to make the wearer indistinguishable from the surrounding environment.
- To conceal by the use of disguise or by protective coloring or garments that blend in with the surrounding environment.
- To conceal, usually through misrepresentation or other artifice: camouflaged their hatred with professions of friendship. See Synonyms at disguise.
Origin: French, from camoufler, to disguise, alteration (influenced by camouflet, snub, smoke blown in one's face) of Italian camuffare.
- camˈou·flagˌer noun
camouflage - Science Definition
Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.