guise

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English guise, gise, gyse, from Old French guisse, guise, vise (guise, manner, way), from Old Frankish *wīsa (manner, way, fashion), from Proto-Germanic *wīsǭ (manner, way), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see, view, behold, perceive). Cognate with Old High German wīsa (way, manner), Old English wīse (wise, way, fashion, custom, habit, manner). More at wise.

Noun[edit]

guise (plural guises)

  1. 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.)
  2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  3. Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
    Under the guise of patriotism
    • 2013, Russell Brand, Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems' (in The Guardian, 13 September 2013)[1]
      Ought we be concerned that our rights to protest are being continually eroded under the guise of enhancing our safety?
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guise

  1. (Internet slang) Deliberate misspelling of guys.
    Sup guise? — What's up, guys?

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French guise, from Old French guisse, guise, vise (guise, manner, way), from Old Frankish *wīsa (manner, way, fashion), from Proto-Germanic *wīsǭ (manner, way), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see, view, behold, perceive). Cognate with Old High German wīsa (way, manner), Old English wīse (wise, way, fashion, custom, habit, manner). More at wise.

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guise f (plural guises)

  1. way
    le faire à ma guise — do it my way
    Je l'ai laissé chanter à sa guise. — I let him sing his way.
    en guise de — by way of, as

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guise f

  1. plural form of guisa

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guise f (oblique plural guises, nominative singular guise, nominative plural guises)

  1. way; manner
    • circa 1170, Chrétien de Troyes, Érec et Énide:
      Biaus sire, quant vos an tel guise
      An blanc chainse et an sa chemise
      Ma cosine an volez mener,
      Un autre don li vuel doner
      Good sir, when you in such a way
      In a white tunic and in her shirt
      Want to take my cousin
      I want to give her another gift

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Verb[edit]

guise

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of guisar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of guisar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of guisar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of guisar.