Guise

[ geez ]
/ giz /

noun

Fran·çois de Lor·raine [frahn-swa duh law-ren] /frɑ̃ˈswa də lɔˈrɛn/, 2nd Duc de,1519–63, French general and statesman.
his sonHen·ri I de Lorraine [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/, Duc de,1550–88, French general and leader of opposition to the Huguenots.
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British Dictionary definitions for francois guise

guise

/ (ɡaɪz) /

noun

semblance or pretenceunder the guise of friendship
external appearance in general
archaic manner or style of dress
obsolete customary behaviour or manner

verb

dialect to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
(tr) archaic to dress or dress up

Word Origin for guise

C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise ²
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Word Origin and History for francois guise

guise


n.

late 13c., "style or fashion of attire," from Old French guise "manner, fashion, way," from Frankish *wisa or some similar Germanic source (cf. Old High German wisa "manner, wise;" see wise (n.)). Sense of "assumed appearance" is from 1660s, from earlier meaning "mask, disguise" (c.1500).

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