- general external appearance; aspect; semblance: an old principle in a new guise.
- assumed appearance or mere semblance: under the guise of friendship.
- style of dress: in the guise of a shepherd.
- Archaic. manner; mode.
- to dress; attire: children guised as cowboys.
- Scot. and North England. to appear or go in disguise.
Origin of guise
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Related Words for guisingdrape, swaddle, swathe, fit, cloak, disguise, attire, equip, dress, gown, vest, habit, accouter, garb, mantle, costume, spruce, rig, array, endue
- (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
- semblance or pretenceunder the guise of friendship
- external appearance in general
- archaic manner or style of dress
- obsolete customary behaviour or manner
- dialect to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
- (tr) archaic to dress or dress up
Word Origin for guise
Word Origin and History for guising
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).