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.
verb (used with object), guised, guising.
to dress; attire:
children guised as cowboys.
verb (used without object), guised, guising.
Scot. and North England. to appear or go in disguise.
(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 pretence: under 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
(transitive) (archaic) to dress or dress up
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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