• IPA: /ˈɡaɪz/

guise (plural guises)

  1. Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.)
    • 1924, Aristotle. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Aristotle. Metaphysics. ↗ Book 1, Part 5.
      dialecticians and sophists assume the same guise as the philosopher
  2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  3. Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
    Under the guise of patriotism
    • 2013, Russell Brand, Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems' (in The Guardian, 13 September 2013)
      Ought we be concerned that our rights to protest are being continually eroded under the guise of enhancing our safety?
  • (customary way of acting) seeSynonyms en
  • (external appearance) seeSynonyms en
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guise (guises, present participle guising; past and past participle guised)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To dress.
  2. (archaic, intransitive) To act as a guiser; to go dressed up in a parade etc.
  1. (Internet slang) Deliberate misspelling of guys#English|guys.
    Sup guise? — What's up, guys?

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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