What does guise mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    an artful or simulated semblance

    "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

Wiktionary

  1. guise(Noun)

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

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

  2. guise(Noun)

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

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

  3. guise(Noun)

    Misleading appearance; cover, cloak

    Under the guise of patriotism

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

  4. guise(Noun)

    guys.

    Sup guise

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wsa, G. weise. See Wise, n.]

  2. Guise(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wsa, G. weise. See Wise, n.]

  3. Guise(noun)

    cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism

    Etymology: [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wsa, G. weise. See Wise, n.]

Freebase

  1. Guise

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guise

    gīz, n. manner, behaviour: external appearance: dress.—v.t. (arch.) to dress.—v.i. to act as a guiser.—ns. Guis′er (Scot.), Guis′ard, a person in disguise: a Christmas mummer. [O. Fr. guise; from Old High Ger. wísa (Ger. weise), a way, guise, which is cog. with A.S. wíse, way, wís, wise.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Guise

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of guise in a Sentence

  1. Jessica Chambers:

    I mean now, in hindsight, I'm like, he was trying to arouse me while talking to me -- under the guise of education, i'm thinking to Jessica Chambers, this is enough -- I want his hands off of me. ... And it went on for -- it seemed like an extended period of time.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    When a sensible quote is adored a lot by many or most people on a person’s INDIVIDUAL social media account, then wondering why it feels usually as if he has either cracked a joke under the guise of a thought or others are just trying to poke fun on him through a deluge of LIKE & COMMENT vote and often both; especially more when the same post has also his own photo on it.

  3. Henry Miller:

    There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.

  4. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  5. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

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