Crossword clues for guise
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Guise \Guise\ (g[imac]z), n. [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. w[=i]sa, G. weise. See Wise, n.]
Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.
The swain replied, ``It never was our guise To slight the poor, or aught humane despise.''
External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
As then the guise was for each gentle swain.
A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any which ever yet have overpowered the imagination.
Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "style or fashion of attire," from Old French guise "manner, fashion, way," from Frankish *wisa or some similar Germanic source (cognate with Old High German wisa "manner, wise;" see wise (n.)). Sense of "assumed appearance" is from 1660s, from earlier meaning "mask, disguise" (c.1500).
Etymology 1 n. 1 Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice ((non-gloss definition: often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself).) 2 External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape. 3 Misleading appearance; cover, cloak. Etymology 2
n. (context Internet slang English) (deliberate misspelling of guys English)
Guise is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.
Guise is a commune in France. Guise may also refer to:
Guise is a surname possibly derived from the Guise baronets of England or from Guise, commune in France. It is less commonly used as a given name. Notable people with the name include:
Usage examples of "guise".
However, the Supreme Court declined to sustain Congress when, under the guise of enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment by appropriate legislation, it enacted a statute which was not limited to take effect only in case a State should abridge the privileges of United States citizens, but applied no matter how well the State might have performed its duty, and would subject to punishment private individuals who conspired to deprive anyone of the equal protection of the laws.
In the guise of performance art, Actionists like Nitsch, Muehl and Schwarzkogler had conducted animal sacrifices in public.
These people were apt to appear at the auberge in the guise of Tarzan or Crusoe or Pocahontas or Rima, or else costumed as throwbacks to every conceivable Old World era and culture.
Their deliverance was near, however, and while Gudrun was washing on the shore, a mermaid, in the guise of a swan, came gently near her and bade her be of good cheer, for her sufferings would soon be at an end.
A few moments later and the great hall of the Bailliage presented much the same aspect as that of the Salle des gardes at Blois on the day when Christophe was put to the torture and the Duc de Guise was proclaimed lieutenant-governor of the kingdom,--with the single exception that whereas love and joy overflowed the royal chamber and the Guises triumphed, death and mourning now reigned within that darkened room, and the Guises felt that power was slipping through their fingers.
Sanjak of Novi Bazar, the Muersteg Agreement, the Komitadje bands, the Vilayet of Adrianople, all those familiar outlandish names and things and places, that we have known so long as part and parcel of the Balkan Question, will have passed away into the cupboard of yesterdays, as completely as the Hansa League and the wars of the Guises.
Bourbons may fool the Huguenots and the Sieurs Calvin and de Beze may fool the Bourbons, but are we strong enough to fool Huguenots, Bourbons, and Guises?
Slavery, servitude, and all the other guises of the coercive organization of labor-from coolieism in the pacific and peonage in Latin America to apartheid in South Africa-are all essential elements internal to the processes of capitalist development.
How could I make up my mind to reappear in that city, in the guise of a cowardly fellow living at the expense of his mistress or his wife?
Sir Ambrose Plessington, that Proteus, that decagon with all of his mysterious side-facets, assumed yet another guise.
The Deified had come down from their screens and donned hologramatic guises.
Wild and sultry, like Savannah, unpredictable and deceivingly delicate, fragility in the guise of unforgiving toughness.
Tiny twigs stuck to his head, and he looked for all the world like a miniature version of Heme in his guise as the Lord of the Forests.
One guise Hina wore was as a warrior of the Island of Women, a place where no men were allowed, where trees alone impregnated the residents.
He frowned down at the naked, jewelless fingers he extended to the scanty heat and clamped his jaw tightly together, hating the anonymity, the hiding, the secretiveness of sneaking into his own country in the guise of a pauper in order to see his friends and supporters.