The word "mask" refers to an object that covers the face to hide a person’s identity, or it covers a face or a thing in order to provide protection.

  • Kids who go trick-or-treating on Halloween often wear masks.
child wearing a mask
  • Some masks cover only the eyes.
  • Ceremonial masks are worn for special occasions.
ceremonial mask
  • A goalie wears a mask to protect his face when playing hockey.
  • Some swimmers wear a mask to protect their eyes while swimming.
mask for swimming
  • Doctors and nurses wear masks to protect themselves and their patients.
surgical mask
  • A robber or a thief might wear a mask so that no one will know who he is.

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October 31, 2013