- The definition of disguise is something that hides the truth.
An example of disguise is a bad thing that really meant something good.
- Disguise is defined as a costume that hides your identity.
An example of disguise is a mask.
- Disguise means to change someone or something to hide its identity or true feelings.
An example of disguise is to dress someone in a wig and dark glasses.
This mans disguise is a chicken mask.
transitive verbdisguised, disguising
- to make appear, sound, etc. different from usual so as to be unrecognizable: to disguise one's voice
- to hide or obscure the existence or real nature of: to disguise an emotion
- Obsolete to alter or disfigure
Origin of disguiseMiddle English disgisen ; from Old French desguiser, to change costume: see dis- and amp; guise
- any clothes, equipment, manner, etc. used for disguising
- the state of being disguised
- the act or practice of disguising
transitive verbdis·guised, dis·guis·ing, dis·guis·es
- a. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition: disguised himself as a guard and escaped.b. To make indistinct or difficult to perceive: disguised the bad taste of the medicine with lemon syrup.
- To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent: disguise one's true intentions.
- Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
- a. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something: a blessing in disguise.b. A pretense or misrepresentation: His repeated references to his dangerous hobbies were only a disguise to cover up his insecurity.
Origin of disguiseMiddle English disguisen, from Old French desguiser : des-, dis- + guise, manner; see guise.
- Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
- That cape and mask complete 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.
(third-person singular simple present disguises, present participle disguising, simple past and past participle disguised)