Meaning of guise


Pronunciation: (gīz), [key]
— n., v., guised, guis•ing.
  1. general external appearance; aspect; semblance: an old principle in a new guise.
  2. assumed appearance or mere semblance: under the guise of friendship.
  3. style of dress: in the guise of a shepherd.
  4. manner; mode.
  1. to dress; attire: children guised as cowboys.
  1. to appear or go in disguise.


Pronunciation: (gēz), [key]
— n.
  1. 1519–63, French general and statesman.
  2. his son,1550–88, French general and leader of opposition to the Huguenots.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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