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Guise

 (gēz)
French noble family including Francis of Lorraine, Second Duke of Guise (1519-1563), a military leader who defeated Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and battled the Huguenots. His son Henry of Lorraine, Third Duke of Guise (1550-1588), helped plan the St. Bartholomews' Day massacre of Huguenots in 1572 and was later assassinated by order of Henry III.

guise

 (gīz)
n.
1. Outward appearance or aspect; semblance.
2. False appearance; pretense: spoke to me under the guise of friendship.
3. Mode of dress; garb: huddled on the street in the guise of beggars.
4. Obsolete Custom; habit.

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

guise

(ɡaɪz)
n
1. semblance or pretence: under the guise of friendship.
2. external appearance in general
3. (Clothing & Fashion) archaic manner or style of dress
4. obsolete customary behaviour or manner
vb
5. dialect to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
6. (tr) archaic to dress or dress up
[C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise2]

guise

(gaɪz)

n., v. guised, guis•ing. n.
1. general external appearance; aspect; semblance.
2. assumed appearance or mere semblance: an intrusive question asked in the guise of friendship.
3. style of dress.
4. Archaic. manner; mode.
v.t.
5. to dress; attire.
[1175–1225; Middle English g(u)ise < Old French < Germanic; see wise2]
syn: See appearance.

Guise

(giz)

n.
1. François de Lorraine, 2nd Duc de, 1519–63, French general and statesman.
2. his son, Henri I de Lorraine, Duc de, 1550–88, French leader of opposition to the Huguenots.

guise


Past participle: guised
Gerund: guising

Imperative
guise
guise
Present
I guise
you guise
he/she/it guises
we guise
you guise
they guise
Preterite
I guised
you guised
he/she/it guised
we guised
you guised
they guised
Present Continuous
I am guising
you are guising
he/she/it is guising
we are guising
you are guising
they are guising
Present Perfect
I have guised
you have guised
he/she/it has guised
we have guised
you have guised
they have guised
Past Continuous
I was guising
you were guising
he/she/it was guising
we were guising
you were guising
they were guising
Past Perfect
I had guised
you had guised
he/she/it had guised
we had guised
you had guised
they had guised
Future
I will guise
you will guise
he/she/it will guise
we will guise
you will guise
they will guise
Future Perfect
I will have guised
you will have guised
he/she/it will have guised
we will have guised
you will have guised
they will have guised
Future Continuous
I will be guising
you will be guising
he/she/it will be guising
we will be guising
you will be guising
they will be guising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guising
you have been guising
he/she/it has been guising
we have been guising
you have been guising
they have been guising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guising
you will have been guising
he/she/it will have been guising
we will have been guising
you will have been guising
they will have been guising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guising
you had been guising
he/she/it had been guising
we had been guising
you had been guising
they had been guising
Conditional
I would guise
you would guise
he/she/it would guise
we would guise
you would guise
they would guise
Past Conditional
I would have guised
you would have guised
he/she/it would have guised
we would have guised
you would have guised
they would have guised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guise - an artful or simulated semblanceguise - an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them"
semblance, gloss, color, colour - an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading; "he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity"; "he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction"; "the situation soon took on a different color"

guise

noun
1. form, appearance, dress, fashion, shape, aspect, mode, semblance He claimed the Devil had appeared to him in the guise of a goat.
2. pretence, show, mask, disguise, face, front, aspect, façade, semblance Fascism is on the rise under the guise of conservative politics.

guise

noun
2. A set or style of clothing:
costume, dress, garb, habiliment (often used in plural), outfit, turnout.
Informal: getup, rig.
Translations
على هَيْئَة، تحت قناع
přestrojení
forklædning
gervi
persirengimas
izlikšanāsmaskamaskēšanās
preoblečenie
aldatıcı görünüş

guise

[gaɪz] N in that guisede esa manera
under the guise of (= disguised as) → bajo el disfraz de (fig) → con el pretexto de

guise

[ˈgaɪz] naspect m, apparence f
in the guise of → sous l'apparence de
in a different guise → sous une autre apparence

guise

n (= disguise)Gestalt f; (= pretence)Vorwand m; in the guise of a clownals Clown verkleidet; under the guise of friendship/scientific researchunter dem Deckmantel der Freundschaft/der wissenschaftlichen Forschung; under the guise of doing somethingunter dem Vorwand, etw zu tun

guise

[gaɪz] nmaschera, parvenza

guise

(gaiz) noun
a disguised or false appearance. The thieves entered the house in the guise of workmen.
References in classic literature ?
Though it came in such a very simple guise, that was the crowning moment of both their lives, when, turning from the night and storm and loneliness to the household light and warmth and peace waiting to receive them, with a glad "Welcome home
Had Phoebe been coarse in feature, shaped clumsily, of a harsh voice, and uncouthly mannered, she might have been rich with all good gifts, beneath this unfortunate exterior, and still, so long as she wore the guise of woman, she would have shocked Clifford, and depressed him by her lack of beauty.
Could they be other than the insidious whispers of the bad angel, who would fain have persuaded the struggling woman, as yet only half his victim, that the outward guise of purity was but a lie, and that, if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom besides Hester Prynne's?
Be- hold, thou mayst glad thy heart an thou hast faith to believe the wonderful when that it cometh in unex- pected guise and maketh itself manifest in impossible places -- here standeth in the flesh his mightiness The Boss, and with thine own ears shall ye hear him speak
I'll stuff Jim's clothes full of straw and lay it on his bed to represent his mother in dis- guise, and Jim 'll take the nigger woman's gown off of me and wear it, and we'll all evade together.
I passed it as negligently as I did the pollard willow opposite to it: I had no presentiment of what it would be to me; no inward warning that the arbitress of my life--my genius for good or evil--waited there in humble guise.
Thus they Breathing united force with fixed thought Mov'd on in silence to soft Pipes that charm'd Thir painful steps o're the burnt soyle; and now Advanc't in view they stand, a horrid Front Of dreadful length and dazling Arms, in guise Of Warriers old with order'd Spear and Shield, Awaiting what command thir mighty Chief Had to impose: He through the armed Files Darts his experienc't eye, and soon traverse The whole Battalion views, thir order due, Thir visages and stature as of Gods, Thir number last he summs.
A set of gallants, who have been masquerading in such guise as our own, are carrying a band of prisoners thither Watch them closely, for even if they reach the castle before we collect our force, our honour is concerned to punish them, and we will find means to do so.
Now, whilst cheerfully admitting that you have done your best to fulfil that condition, I cannot help feeling that, in presenting the facts in the guise of fiction, you have, in spite of yourself, shown them in a false light.
Then the black girl told him that she too was in the power of the Fairy, who had doomed her to wander about in her present guise until some youth should take pity on her and bear her in safety to the other side of the river which they saw in the distance, and on the other side of which the Fairy's domain and power ended.
Then to the yard with the whole of them," said the curate; "for to have the burning of Queen Pintiquiniestra, and the shepherd Darinel and his eclogues, and the bedevilled and involved discourses of his author, I would burn with them the father who begot me if he were going about in the guise of a knight-errant.
Yet methinks I saw you at court, once upon a day, and in more prosperous guise.