guise (plural guises)
- 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.)
- 1924, Aristotle. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Aristotle. Metaphysics. Book 1, Part 5.
- dialecticians and sophists assume the same guise as the philosopher
- External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
- 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)
- Ought we be concerned that our rights to protest are being continually eroded under the guise of enhancing our safety?
way of speaking or acting
appearance in manner or dress
- (Internet slang) Deliberate misspelling of guys.
- Sup guise? — What's up, guys?
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.
guise f (plural guises)
- 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
- plural of guisa
guise f (oblique plural guises, nominative singular guise, nominative plural guises)
- 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
- (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (guise, supplement)
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of guisar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of guisar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of guisar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of guisar.