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guy 1

 (gī)
n.
A rope, cord, or cable used to steady, guide, or secure something.
tr.v. guyed, guy·ing, guys
To steady, guide, or secure with a rope, cord, or cable.

[Partly from Middle English gie, guide, guy (from Old French guie, from guier, to guide; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) and partly from Low German; akin to Dutch gei, brail.]

guy 2

 (gī)
n.
1. Informal A man; a fellow.
2. guys Informal Persons of either sex.
3. Chiefly British A person of odd or grotesque appearance or dress.
4. often Guy An effigy of Guy Fawkes paraded through the streets of English towns and burned on Guy Fawkes Day.
tr.v. guyed, guy·ing, guys
To hold up to ridicule; mock.

[After Guy Fawkes.]

guy

(ɡaɪ)
n
1. informal a man or youth
2. Brit a crude effigy of Guy Fawkes, usually made of old clothes stuffed with straw or rags, that is burnt on top of a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
3. (Clothing & Fashion) Brit a person in shabby or ludicrously odd clothes
4. (plural) informal persons of either sex
vb
(tr) to make fun of; ridicule
[C19: short for Guy Fawkes]

guy

(ɡaɪ)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a rope, chain, wire, etc, for anchoring an object, such as a radio mast, in position or for steadying or guiding it while being hoisted or lowered
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to anchor, steady, or guide with a guy or guys
[C14: probably from Low German; compare Dutch gei brail, geiblok pulley, Old French guie guide, from guier to guide]

Guy

(ɡaɪ)
n
(Biography) Buddy, real name George Guy. born 1936, US blues singer and guitarist

GUY

abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Guyana (international car registration)

guy1

(gaɪ)
n.
1. a man or boy; fellow.
2. Usually, guys. Informal. persons of either sex; people: Do you guys want to go out tonight?
3. (often cap.) an effigy of Guy Fawkes burned in Britain on Guy Fawkes Day.
4. Chiefly Brit. Slang. a grotesque person.
v.t.
5. to ridicule.
[1800–10; after Guy Fawkes]
usage: The use of guys meaning “people” in reference either to a mixed group or to a group of women has drawn criticism as sexist language, even when used by women.

guy2

(gaɪ)
n.
1. a rope, cable, or appliance used to guide and steady an object being hoisted or lowered, or to secure anything likely to shift its position.
v.t.
2. to guide, steady, or secure with a guy or guys.
[1300–50; Middle English gye < Old French guie a guide, derivative of guier to guide]

guy


Past participle: guyed
Gerund: guying

Imperative
guy
guy
Present
I guy
you guy
he/she/it guys
we guy
you guy
they guy
Preterite
I guyed
you guyed
he/she/it guyed
we guyed
you guyed
they guyed
Present Continuous
I am guying
you are guying
he/she/it is guying
we are guying
you are guying
they are guying
Present Perfect
I have guyed
you have guyed
he/she/it has guyed
we have guyed
you have guyed
they have guyed
Past Continuous
I was guying
you were guying
he/she/it was guying
we were guying
you were guying
they were guying
Past Perfect
I had guyed
you had guyed
he/she/it had guyed
we had guyed
you had guyed
they had guyed
Future
I will guy
you will guy
he/she/it will guy
we will guy
you will guy
they will guy
Future Perfect
I will have guyed
you will have guyed
he/she/it will have guyed
we will have guyed
you will have guyed
they will have guyed
Future Continuous
I will be guying
you will be guying
he/she/it will be guying
we will be guying
you will be guying
they will be guying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been guying
you have been guying
he/she/it has been guying
we have been guying
you have been guying
they have been guying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been guying
you will have been guying
he/she/it will have been guying
we will have been guying
you will have been guying
they will have been guying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been guying
you had been guying
he/she/it had been guying
we had been guying
you had been guying
they had been guying
Conditional
I would guy
you would guy
he/she/it would guy
we would guy
you would guy
they would guy
Past Conditional
I would have guyed
you would have guyed
he/she/it would have guyed
we would have guyed
you would have guyed
they would have guyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guy - an informal term for a youth or manguy - an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"
sod - an informal British term for a youth or man; "the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink"
2.Guy - an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
effigy, simulacrum, image - a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture); "the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln"; "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
3.guy - a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
bracing, brace - a structural member used to stiffen a framework
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
Verb1.guy - subject to laughter or ridiculeguy - subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
bemock, mock - treat with contempt; "The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"
tease - mock or make fun of playfully; "the flirting man teased the young woman"
lampoon, satirise, satirize - ridicule with satire; "The writer satirized the politician's proposal"
debunk, expose - expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas; "The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"
stultify - cause to appear foolish; "He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"
2.guy - steady or support with a guy wire or cable; "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"
stabilise, stabilize, steady, brace - support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace; "brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

guy

noun (Informal) man, person, fellow, lad, cat (dated slang), bloke (Brit. informal), chap I was working with a guy from Manchester.
Translations
حَبل الخَيْمَهرَجُلشَخْصفَتًى
chlápekKvidostanová šňůraVit
fyrbardun
kundiharusharustaaheppu
momakmuškarac
feszítõkötélürge
náungistag
あいつそいつやつやつら
남자녀석
virvėvyras
čalispuisisvirve
tip
stanová šnúra
fanttiptovariš
kille
ผู้ชาย
anh chàng

Guy

[gaɪ] NGuido
Guy Fawkes Day; Guy Fawkes Night (Brit) cinco de noviembre, aniversario de la Conspiración de la Pólvora
GUY FAWKES NIGHT
La noche del cinco de noviembre, Guy Fawkes Night se celebra en el Reino Unido el fracaso de la conspiración de la pólvora Gunpowder Plot, un intento fallido de volar el Parlamento de Jaime I en 1605. Esa noche se lanzan fuegos artificiales y se hacen hogueras en las que se queman unos muñecos de trapo que representan a Guy Fawkes, uno de los cabecillas de la revuelta. Días antes, los niños tienen por costumbre pedir a los transeúntes a penny for the guy, dinero que emplean en comprar cohetes.

guy

1 [gaɪ]
A. N (= man) → tío m, tipo m, cuate m (Mex); (= effigy) → efigie f
he's a nice guyes un buen tío or tipo
hey, (you) guys!¡eh, amigos!
are you guys ready to go?¿están todos listos para salir?
see also wise B
B. VT (= make fun of) → ridiculizar (Theat) → parodiar

guy

2 [gaɪ] N (also guy rope) (for tent) → viento m, cuerda f

guy

[ˈgaɪ] n
(= man) → type m
Who's that guy? → C'est qui ce type?
He's a nice guy → C'est un type sympa.
hi, guys! → salut! tough guy
(also guyrope) → corde f
(= Guy Fawkes figure) effigie de Guy Fawkes

guy

1
n
(inf: = man) → Typ m (inf), → Kerl m (inf); hey, you guyshe Leute (inf); great guysdufte Typen pl (inf); I’ll ask the guy next doorich werde (den Typ von) nebenan fragen (inf); are you guys ready?seid ihr fertig?
(Brit: = effigy) → (Guy-Fawkes-)Puppe f; (inf: = sight) → Schießbudenfigur f (inf); a penny for the guyGeld ntfür das (Guy Fawkes) Feuerwerk
vt (= ridicule)sich lustig machen über (+acc)

guy

2
n (also guy-rope)Haltetau or -seil nt; (for tent) → Zeltschnur f

guy

1 [gaɪ] n (fam) (man) → tizio, tipo; (effigy) fantoccio che si brucia la notte di Guy Fawkes
a tough guy → un duro
he's a nice guy → è simpatico
see also wise guy

guy

2 [gaɪ] n (also guy-rope) (for tent) → tirante m, cavo

guy

(gai) noun
1. a man. I don't know the guy you're talking about.
2. (also ˈguy-rope) a rope which keeps a tent etc steady.

guy

رَجُل, فَتًى chlápek fyr Kerl τύπος tío, tipo heppu, kundi mec, type momak, muškarac tizio 남자, 녀석 kerel, vent fyr facet rapaz, sujeito парень kille ผู้ชาย adam, herif anh chàng, gã 伙计, 小子
References in classic literature ?
You shall not make a guy of yourself," remonstrated Meg, as Jo tied down with a red ribbon the broad-brimmed, old-fashioned leghorn Laurie had sent for a joke.
The book says, 'Then with one back-handed stroke he slew poor Guy of Guis- borne.
Abbot, I think, gave me credit for being a sort of infantine Guy Fawkes.
He was close beside me, when I walked away from the house, slowly fitting his long skeleton fingers into the still longer fingers of a great Guy Fawkes pair of gloves.
Ay,'' said Fitzurse, ``such is indeed the fashion of Richard a true knight-errant he, and will wander in wild adventure, trusting the prowess of his single arm, like any Sir Guy or Sir Bevis, while the weighty affairs of his kingdom slumber, and his own safety is endangered.
What wit in the world can persuade another that the story of the Princess Floripes and Guy of Burgundy is not true, or that of Fierabras and the bridge of Mantible, which happened in the time of Charlemagne?
I dwell by dale and down," quoth he, "And Robin to take I'm sworn; And when I am called by my right name, I am Guy of good Gisborne.
This operation concluded, they hastily clambered over her sides, sliding down the guy ropes to the ground.
a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river; And, Guy De Vere, hast thou no tear?
And I suppose," said the other in a lower voice, "that glass-eyed guy had something to do with it.
I wish, though, it were not so, and that one could be good, and respectable, and sensible without making one's self a guy.
It is Guy of Gisbourne, and thou mayst have heard it before.