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Definition 1: the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where camouflage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a master of disguise

Synonyms for camouflage in the sense of this definition

(camouflage is a kind of ...) the activity of keeping something secret

Definition 2: device or stratagem for concealment or deceit - [noun denoting artifact]

(camouflage is a kind of ...) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

"a screen of trees afforded privacy" "under cover of darkness" "the brush provided a covert for game" "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

Definition 3: fabric dyed with splotches of green and brown and black and tan; intended to make the wearer of a garment made of this fabric hard to distinguish from the background - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for camouflage in the sense of this definition

(camouflage is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 4: an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where camouflage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories

Synonyms for camouflage in the sense of this definition

(camouflage is a kind of ...) an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

"he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity" "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction" "the situation soon took on a different color"

Definition 5: disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something - [verb of perception]

Samples where camouflage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The troops camouflaged themselves before they went into enemy territory

(camouflage is a kind of ...) make unrecognizable

"The herb masks the garlic taste" "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

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