Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
Bunyan was forced to
disguisehimself as a wagoner.
To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask;
disguiseone’s sentiments, character, or intentions.
All God's angels come to us
To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
Syn. – To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign; pretend; secrete. See
A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception;
as, persons doing unlawful acts in.
disguiseare subject to heavy penalties
There is no passion which steals into the heart more imperceptibly and covers itself under more
disguises, than pride.
Artificial language or manner assumed for deception; false appearance; counterfeit semblance or show.
That eye which glances through all
Change of manner by drink; intoxication.
A masque or masquerade.
Disguisewas the old English word for a masque.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To conceal by an unusual habit, or mask. Men sometimes disguise themselves fro the purpose of committing crimes without danger of detection. They disguise their faces in a masquerade.
2.To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloke by a false show, by false language, or an artificial manner; as, to disguise anger, sentiments or intentions.
3.To disfigure; to alter the form, and exhibit an unusual appearance.
They saw the faces, which too well they knew, though then disguised in death.
4.To disfigure or deform by liquor; to intoxicate.
1.A counterfeit habit; a dress intended to conceal the person who wears it.
By the laws of England, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subjected to heavy penalties, and in some cases, declared felons.
2.A false appearance; a counterfeit show; an artificial or assumed appearance in tended to deceive the beholder.
A treacherous design is often concealed under the disguise of great candor.
3.Change of manner by drink; intoxication.