Vizard definition

vĭzərd, -ärd
A visor or mask.
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A disguise.
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(archaic) A mask worn to disguise or protect the face.

A grotesque vizard. -Sir W. Scott.

There, then, that vizard, that superfluous case, that hid the worse and show'd the better face.-- Shakespeare, Love's Labors Lost V.ii.387

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A pretense.

To mislead and betray them under the vizard of law. - John Milton.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vizard
Plural:
vizards

Origin of vizard

  • Alteration of obsolete vizar from Middle English viser visor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • An alteration of visor by confusion of the ending.

    From Wiktionary