Word of the day: camouflage


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[ U ] the use of leaves, branches, paints, and clothes for hiding soldiers or military equipment so that they cannot be seen against their surroundings:

a camouflage jacket

[ S or U ] the way that the colour or shape of an animal or plant appears to mix with its natural environment to prevent it from being seen by attackers:

The lizard's light brown skin acts as (a) camouflage in the desert sand.

[ S or U ] something that is meant to hide something, or behaviour that is intended to hide the truth:

Using smoke as (a) camouflage, the army advanced up the hill.
He believed that her kindness was merely a camouflage for her real intentions.
 

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