guising

guise

[gahyz]
noun
1.
general external appearance; aspect; semblance: an old principle in a new guise.
2.
assumed appearance or mere semblance: under the guise of friendship.
3.
style of dress: in the guise of a shepherd.
4.
Archaic. manner; mode.
verb (used with object), guised, guising.
5.
to dress; attire: children guised as cowboys.
verb (used without object), guised, guising.
6.
Scot. and North England. to appear or go in disguise.

Origin:
1175–1225; (noun) Middle English g(u)ise < Old French < Germanic; see wise2: (v.) Middle English gisen, derivative of the noun

guise, guys.


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

guising (ˈɡaɪzɪŋ)
 
n
(in Scotland and N England) the practice or custom of disguising oneself in fancy dress, often with a mask, and visiting people's houses, esp at Halloween
 
guiser
 
n

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guise
c.1275, from O.Fr. guise, from Frank. *wisa (cf. O.H.G. wisa "manner, wise").
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