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Definition of "camouflage" []

  • The method or result of concealing personnel or equipment from an enemy by making them appear to be part of the natural surroundings. (noun)
  • Concealment by disguise or protective coloring. (noun)
  • Fabric or a garment dyed in splotches of green, brown, tan, and black so as to make the wearer indistinguishable from the surrounding environment. (noun)
  • To conceal by the use of disguise or by protective coloring or garments that blend in with the surrounding environment. (verb-transitive)
  • To conceal, usually through misrepresentation or other artifice: camouflaged their hatred with professions of friendship. See Synonyms at disguise. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "camouflage" in a sentence
  • "This girl doesn't even know what the word camouflage means, but whatever, who cares."
  • "Why, they are what you call my camouflage, and a very good one too. '"
  • "What kind of camouflage is that, which exists, not to make one invisible, but ever more distinct?"