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guise

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noun \ˈgīz\

Simple Definition of guise

  • : one of several or many different ways in which something is seen, experienced, or produced

  • : a way of seeming or looking that is not true or real

Full Definition of guise

  1. 1 :  a form or style of dress :  costume

  2. 2 a obsolete :  manner, fashion b archaic :  a customary way of speaking or behaving

  3. 3 a :  external appearance :  semblance b :  pretext

Examples of guise

  1. <my new neighbor began seeking my company under the guise of friendship, but he turned out to be a member of a religious cult bent on conversion>

  2. <she felt as though she should be wearing some sort of Germanic guise, complete with dirndl, for the fall festival featuring traditional German food and drink>



Origin of guise

Middle English gise, guise, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wīsa manner — more at wise


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with guise


Guise

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biographical name \ˈgēz also ˈgwēz\

Definition of Guise

  1. 2d Duc de 1519–1563 François de Lorraine Fr. soldier & polit.




Guise

biographical name

Definition of Guise

  1. 3d Duc de 1550–1588 Henri I de Lorraine Fr. soldier & polit.





GUISE Defined for Kids

guise

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noun \ˈgīz\

Definition of guise

  1. 1 :  a style of dress

  2. 2 :  outward appearance <The fairy appeared in the guise of an old woman.>





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