Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 11/16/14 Camouflage

Camouflage (noun, adjective, verb)
camouflage [kam-uh-flahzh]

1. the act, means, or result of obscuring things to deceive an enemy, as by painting or screening objects so that they are lost to view in the background, or by making up objects that from a distance have the appearance of fortifications, guns, roads, etc.: Was camouflage used extensively on fighter aircraft during World War I?
2. concealment by some means that alters or obscures the appearance: Drab plumage provides the bird with camouflage against predators.
3. a device or stratagem used for concealment: His loud laughter is really camouflage for his basic shyness.
4. clothing made of fabric with a mottled design, usually in shades of green and brown, as that used in military camouflage: The street vendors are all selling camouflage this week: pants, jackets, T-shirts, even underwear!

5. (of fabric or clothing) made with or having a mottled design, as that used in military camouflage: a camouflage T-shirt.

verb (used with object), camouflaged, camouflaging.
6. to disguise by means of camouflage: to camouflage ships by painting them gray.

verb (used without object), camouflaged, camouflaging.
7. to use camouflage: The angel shark camouflages in the sand.

3. mask, blind, front, cover.
7. hide, conceal, mask; deceive, trick, dissimulate, dissemble.

Origin: 1915-20; < French, equivalent to camoufl (er) to disguise (probably a verbal derivative of camouflet; see camouflet ) + -age -age

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