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guise

Definition:

an artful or simulated semblance

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

guises

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

Synonyms:

pretence [British spelling] | pretense [American/Canadian spelling] | pretext

Etymology:

Middle English guise, gise, gyse, from Old French guisse, guise, vise ("guise,...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Guise
(Coordinates: 49.9008°N 3.6283°E)

a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France. The ruins of the medieval castle of Guise, seat of the Dukes of Guise, are located in the commune. Guise is the agricultural centre of the northern area of Aisne. Guise was the birthplace... (45 of 1420 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Guise

Guise (disambiguation)

can refer to: Guise, a location in France. | The House of Guise, a prominent French ducal family | Guise is one of the houses from Markham College | Guise Baronets | Guise, internet slang for "guys". | Guise, an appearance from an external point of... (41 of 93 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Guise (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

guise

semblance or pretence | external appearance in general | [archaic] manner or style of dress | [obsolete] customary behaviour or manner | [dialect] to ... (20 of 534 words, 6 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/guise

Merriam-Webster:

guise | costume [synonym, sense-specific] | fashion [synonym, sense-specific] | semblance [synonym, sense-specific] | manner [synonym, sense-specific] | pretext [synonym, sense-specific] | act [synonym, sense-specific] | airs [synonym, sense-specific] | charade [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a form or style of dress; "costume" | [obsolete] "manner", "fashion" ; [archaic] a customary way of speaking or behaving | external appearance; ... (21 of 208 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/guise

Random House Dictionary:

guise | guised [past tense] | guising [present participle] | Guise | Guise, François de Lorraine [sense-specific] | 2nd Duc de, Guise [sense-specific] | François de Lorraine Guise [sense-specific] | Henri I de Lorraine Guise [sense-specific] | Guise, Henri I de Lorraine [sense-specific] | ...

general external appearance; aspect; semblance. | assumed appearance or mere semblance. | style of dress. | [archaic] manner; mode. | to dress; ... (18 of 108 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/guise

American Heritage Dictionary:

guise | Guise

Outward appearance or aspect; semblance. | False appearance; pretense | Mode of dress; garb | [obsolete] Custom; habit. | French general and ... (18 of 107 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/guise

New World Dictionary:

guise | Guise

[archaic] ; manner or way ; customary behavior, manner, or carriage | manner of dress; garb | outward aspect; semblance | a false or deceiving ... (22 of 89 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/guise

Wiktionary:

guise | guises [plural] | behavior [synonym, sense-specific] | manner [synonym, sense-specific] | mien [synonym, sense-specific] | practice [synonym, sense-specific] | appearance [synonym, sense-specific] | look [synonym, sense-specific] | garb [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

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.) | External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression;... (39 of 79 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/guise

Oxford Dictionary:

guise

an external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something (15 of 72 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/guise

Macmillan British Dictionary:

guise [countable, formal] | guises [plural] | under/in the guise of

the way that someone or something appears to people | "under/in the guise of": looking like someone or something else, or pretending to be them (24 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/guise

Cambridge Dictionary:

guise

the appearance of someone or something, especially when intended to deceive (11 of 46 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/guise

Britannica Encyclopedia:

colour [optics] | color

the aspect of any object that may be described in terms of hue, lightness, and saturation. In physics, colour is associated specifically with ... (23 of 1154 words, 18 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/126658​/colour

Columbia Encyclopedia:

gloss

explanatory note on a word or words of a text, usually written between the lines or in a margin of a manuscript. In copying a manuscript, a copyist ... (28 of 78 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0821029​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

guise | guises [plural]

a false outward appearance | a shape or form, especially a changed one, in which something presents itself or is presented | a style of dress or ... (25 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615773​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

guise | guises [plural]

Origin: Middle English guise, gise, gyse, from Old French guisse, guise, vise ("guise, ... | Deliberate misspelling of guys. (17 of 58 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/guise

Online Etymology:

guise

First use: late 13th century

Origin: "style or fashion of attire", from Old French guise "manner, fashion, way", from Frankish *wisa or some similar Germanic source (compare ... (24 of 47 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=guise

Merriam-Webster:

guise

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English gise, guise, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German wīsa manner

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/guise

New World Dictionary:

guise

Origin: Middle English gise from Old French guise from Old High German wisa, way, manner, akin to "wise"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/guise

American Heritage Dictionary:

guise

Origin: Middle English, manner, fashion, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see weid- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/guise

Collins Dictionary:

guise

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise2

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/guise

Oxford Dictionary:

guise

Origin: Middle English: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to "wise2"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/guise

Encarta Dictionary:

guise | guises [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861615773​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

guise | guises [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "guise"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/guise

Collins Dictionary:

guise

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "guise"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/guise

Macmillan British Dictionary:

guise [countable, formal] | guises [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "guise"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/guise

Cambridge Dictionary:

guise

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "guise"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "guise"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/guise

the Free Dictionary:

Guise

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "guise" by speech synthesizer

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Guise

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Guise"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Guise" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

guise | guises [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "guise"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

guise

Audio: North American pronunciation of "guise"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=guise​001 word=guise

Guise

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Guise"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bixgui​05 word=Guise

YourDictionary Audio:

guise

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "guise" by speech synthesizer

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