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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

guise*gaɪz(n.; v.)guised, guis•ing.

  1. (n.)general external appearance; aspect; semblance.

  2. assumed appearance or mere semblance:

    an intrusive question asked in the guise of friendship.

  3. style of dress.

  4. Archaic. manner; mode.

  5. (v.t.)to dress; attire.

* Syn: See appearance.

Origin of guise:

1175–1225; ME g(u)ise < OF < Gmc; see wise2


  1. François de Lorraine,2nd Duc de, 1519–63, French general and statesman.

    Category: Biography

  2. his son, Henri I de Lorraine, Duc de, 1550–88, French leader of opposition to the Huguenots.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guise, pretense, pretence, pretext(noun)

    an artful or simulated semblance

    "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"


  1. guise(Noun)

    Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (.)

  2. guise(Noun)

    External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.

  3. guise(Noun)

    Misleading appearance; cover, cloak

    Under the guise of patriotism

  4. guise(Noun)


    Sup guise

  5. Origin: From guise, gise, gyse, from guisse, guise, vise, from Old , from wīsōn, from weyd-. Cognate with wisa, wise. More at wise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guise(noun)

    customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself

  2. Guise(noun)

    external appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape

  3. Guise(noun)

    cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism


  1. Guise

    Guise is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Guise

    a celebrated French ducal family deriving its title from the town of Guise in Aisne.

Translations for guise

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a disguised or false appearance

The thieves entered the house in the guise of workmen.

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