Camouflage is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand camouflage (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use camouflage in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of camouflage, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of camouflage, followed by 42 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance
EXAMPLES - Camouflage in a Sentence
- This new camouflage is a totally different approach. (source)
- Not wishing to impose on that hard-worked word "camouflage," (source)
- Several include pictures of themselves in camouflage combat uniforms. (source)
- He's dressed in camouflage to blend into the greenish brown landscape. (source)
- Emilio's "camouflage" print looks more to me like a Hypercolor animal skin. (source)
- April 30th, 2010 at 7: 57 am chunkdz: The purpose of camouflage is to hide design. (source)
- The word "camouflage," meaning a trick to be played or a ruse, is French in origin. (source)
- Would that be something like flak jackets covered in camouflage pattern Rhinestones? (source)
- This "camouflage" route will not render sanguine reactionaries against reforms/change. (source)
- Growing up, Mr. Qiu was no fan of the "camouflage" his parents used to wear to blend in. (source)
- What kind of camouflage is that, which exists, not to make one invisible, but ever more distinct? (source)
- We don't need no ScentBlocker clothes, no stinkin camouflage, no we don't need none of that stuff! (source)
- Likewise, using one element or sub-element, such as camouflage, does not, by itself, constitute IW. (source)
- Imagine if you will, a woman in camouflage maternity uniform with combat boots that would do Goofy proud ... (source)
- The CPSC recently has recalled camouflage pajama sets as well as children's jewelry for excessive amounts of lead. (source)
- Protective measures such as camouflage, cover, and concealment, are much more difficult to employ during the attack. (source)
- He manned "snap" check points where Marines in camouflage at dusk shot unsuspecting drivers who had failed to see them. (source)
- "We are getting weaker and weaker every day," lamented Col. Ahmed Mohammed, a burly commander dressed in camouflage fatigues. (source)
- Sure that might happen but compared to the benefits gained from using good camouflage, that is really, imo, of little importance. (source)
- COLUMBIA - An assortment of vendors selling items such as camouflage clothing and duck calls lined the walls of the showroom at the (source)
- Phiri also said some items found on the plane such as camouflage cream and survival kits could not possibly be for use by security guards. (source)
- This one is all abnout the middle name, suggests James Burton,, adding "even the conventional first and last name camouflage the desert fox" (source)
- The rundown: Only perhaps under the hood of a muscle car or cloaked in camouflage carrying a hunting rifle is he as happy as he is in the nets. (source)
- To this end they worked with the army to create a studio set on the base, festooned in camouflage nets and featuring a desk made out of sandbags. (source)
- Dressed like Ted Nugent in camouflage, long hair and a scruffy beard, he stages a mixed-martial arts contest, which was shot last summer in Arkansas. (source)
- More than a quarter believe victims are responsible if they wear clothing that hints at violence, such as camouflage jackets or trousers, or jackboots. (source)
- Because they need a different kind of camouflage to live the terrestrial life, toads are often brown in color, which is another way to distinguish them. (source)
- Eventually, the Middle East will understand too, but it won't be cowards in camouflage shooting holy books and raping girls, then hiding behind their governments. (source)
- He began to wonder if its elusive coloration was some kind of camouflage; perhaps, like many animals of Earth, it was trying to lose itself against its background. (source)
- On some of the trees or tree stumps by the sides of the roads one may still see the "camouflage" by which these exposed places were screened from the enemy observers. (source)
- At least it would offer a kind of camouflage from the Hunters since he would not just be wandering around by himself or, worse, with a highly recognizable caninoid alien. (source)
- About this time the word "camouflage" appeared in the East and curiously enough, synchronising with its arrival, the mandate went forth that our tents were to be camouflaged. (source)
- Partially successful efforts were made by both sides during the war to mask the odour of the harmful constituent of a shell filling by introducing an appropriate "camouflage" compound. (source)
- A ghastly green print dress that Suede claimed recalled camouflage ( "I'm mad about camouflage," said the blue-haired designer in between air kisses) topped with a weird herringbone vest. (source)
- Although we had not yet learnt to use the word "camouflage" we knew its meaning, and whenever we settled down on the desert we put it into use as a protection against inquisitive aircraft. (source)
- The intruders, all dressed in camouflage, and one of them with his face painted black, fatally shot Raul Flores, 29, wounded Flores 'wife, and killed the couple's 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia. (source)
- Opposition leader Tony Abbott said the announcement was just "camouflage" for plans to introduce a carbon tax, while a coalition of green groups said the proposal was an "insult" and "appalling". (source)
- Long before the French word "camouflage" was brought into general use by a titanic war the art of concealment and illusion was practiced universally by the natives of the North American wilderness. (source)
- The fact that the moths are primarily darker these days than they used to be may indeed reflect "information" about the value of the color in their own self-defensive camouflage, if such camouflage is of value to their survival. (source)
- Very likely Mrs. Dowey met Mrs. Twymley and Mrs. Mickleham quite casually in the street, and meant to do no more than the time of day; then, naturally enough, the word camouflage was mentioned, and they got heated, but in the end (source)
- Yes | No | Report from muskiemaster wrote 11 weeks 23 hours ago not really to fond of the price but I think the future of camouflage is the gore optifade it's the same idea behind the digital camo but there's a couple differences. (source)
- Egyptian art (which sounds a bit esoteric but which drew me in with some gorgeous artwork and some really interesting conclusions), and a shift in style away from detailed 'field guide' precision towards a looser, subtler representation of the way birds 'camouflage' and blend into or align themselves with their natural habitats (eg the Golden Plovers in the inset photo at the top of this post). (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 42 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "camouflage" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 26 synonyms for camouflage.
beard, blind, cloak, concealment, cover, coverup, deceit, deceptive marking, dissimulation, faking, false appearance, front, guise, mask, masking, masquerade, mimicry, paint, plain brown wrapper, protective coloring, red herring, screen, shade, shroud, smokescreen, veil
We have 5 antonyms for camouflage.
be honest, open, reveal, show, uncover
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kămˈə-fläzhˌ, -fläjˌ)
View up to 25 definitions of camouflage from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) 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.
- (verb-transitive) 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A disguise or covering up.
- (noun) The act of disguising.
- (noun) A pattern on clothing consisting of irregularly shaped patches that are either greenish/brownish, brownish/whitish, or bluish/whitish, as used by ground combat forces.
- (noun) Resemblance of an organism to its surroundings for avoiding detection
- (noun) Clothes made from camouflage fabric, for concealment in combat or hunting.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance
- (noun) 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) device or stratagem for concealment or deceit
- (verb) disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something
- (noun) an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something