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1camouflage

noun cam·ou·flage \ˈka-mə-ˌfläzh, -ˌfläj\

: a way of hiding something (such as military equipment) by painting it or covering it with leaves or branches to make it harder to see

: the green and brown clothing that soldiers and hunters wear to make them harder to see

: something (such as color or shape) that protects an animal from attack by making the animal difficult to see in the area around it

Full Definition of CAMOUFLAGE

1
:  the disguising especially of military equipment or installations with paint, nets, or foliage; also :  the disguise so applied
2
a :  concealment by means of disguise
b :  behavior or artifice designed to deceive or hide
cam·ou·flag·ic \ˌka-mə-ˈflä-zhik, -jik\ adjective

Examples of CAMOUFLAGE

  1. The army tanks were painted green and brown for camouflage.
  2. The rabbit's white fur acts as a camouflage in the snow.
  3. Rabbits use their white fur as camouflage in the snow.
  4. Her so-called charity work was a camouflage for her own self-interest.
  5. His tough attitude served as camouflage.

Origin of CAMOUFLAGE

French, from camoufler to disguise
First Known Use: 1917

Related to CAMOUFLAGE

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

Rhymes with CAMOUFLAGE

2camouflage

verb

: to hide (something) by covering it up or making it harder to see

camouflagedcamouflag·ing

Full Definition of CAMOUFLAGE

transitive verb
:  to conceal or disguise by camouflage
intransitive verb
:  to practice camouflage
cam·ou·flage·able \ˈka-mə-ˌflä-zhə-bəl, -jə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of CAMOUFLAGE

  1. It was impossible to camouflage the facts.
  2. <camouflaged the military camp as a native village>

First Known Use of CAMOUFLAGE

1917

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

3camouflage

adjective

Definition of CAMOUFLAGE

:  made in colors or patterns typical of camouflage <a camouflage jacket>

First Known Use of CAMOUFLAGE

1942

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, petard, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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