Definition of Guise

1. Noun. An artful or simulated semblance. "Under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"

Exact synonyms: Pretence, Pretense, Pretext
Generic synonyms: Color, Colour, Gloss, Semblance



Definition of Guise

1. n. 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.

Definition of Guise

1. Noun. Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice ((non-gloss definition often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself).) ¹

2. Noun. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape. ¹

3. Noun. Misleading appearance; cover, cloak ¹

4. Noun. (Internet slang) guys. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Guise

1. to disguise [v GUISED, GUISING, GUISES] - See also: disguise

Medical Definition of Guise

1. 1. 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. "The swain replied, "It never was our guise To slight the poor, or aught humane despise."" (Pope) 2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape. "As then the guise was for each gentle swain." (Spenser) "A . . . Specter, in a far more terrific guise than any which ever yet have overpowered the imagination." (Burke) 3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism. Origin: OE. Guise, gise, way, manner, F. Guise, fr. OHG. Wisa, G. Weise. See Wise. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Guise

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guipure
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guirland
guirlands
guiros
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guisarme
guise (current term)
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guitar
guitar pick
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Literary usage of Guise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Moreover, Henry was on the point of disgracing François de guise, at the instance of Diana of Poitiers and the Constable de Montmorency. ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"He is believed to have been the John guise of Christ Church ... 7th I!ep. i. suggest that guise was still serving- in the Low countries when Ormonde held ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"They pushed on, however, as far as Auneau near Chartres, where guise again fell upon them ... The King returned to Paris for Christinas, 1587; while guise, ..."

4. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth by James Anthony Froude (1881)
"To guise he wrote that, following his advice, he had now thoroughly ... He besought guise, therefore, to intercede in his behalf with the Holy Father, ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"In the summer of 1583 we hear of an ingenious suggestion on the part of guise and Mayenne that the former should take charge of an army, to be levied by the ..."

6. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"... probably on manuscript authority). As is obvious from the following pieces. The Duke of guise was a political play, directed against the Whig party. ..."

7. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"War was soon raging with Montmorency and guise at the head of the Catholic ... guise was shot by a Huguenot (Feb., 1563); Montmorency and Condé had been ..."

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