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. Paul Tergat:

    We need a deeper and genuine national conversation on this cancer within us. We must stop sweeping it under the carpet under the guise of confidentiality and expose it for what it is, i once again wish to repeat my previous call that this menace must be treated for what it is - a criminal act and all participants in the whole chain face the severest sanctions possible - whoever they may be - as provided in Law.

  2. William Thatcher:

    Free speech on campus is not limited to a 'free speech zone' or any other narrowly defined area, those disagreeing with the students' message have a right to their own speech, but they do not have the right to erase or stifle someone else's speech under the guise of their own right to free speech.

  3. Simone Weil:

    There is something else which has the power to awaken us to the truth. It is the works of writers of genius. They give us, in the guise of fiction, something equivalent to the actual density of the real, that density which life offers us every day but which we are unable to grasp because we are amusing ourselves with lies.

  4. Hannah Arendt:

    The new always happens against the overwhelming odds of statistical laws and their probability, which for all practical, everyday purposes amounts to certainty; the new therefore always appears in the guise of a miracle.

  5. C. Lee Hopkin:

    Patience is often merely the guise of Cowardice.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. repugnant
    • C. pecuniary
    • D. ostensive

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