Guise(gz), n. [OE. guise, gise, way, manner, F. guise, fr. OHG. wsa, G. weise. See Wise, n.] 1. Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; -- often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself. Chaucer.
The swain replied, "It never was our guisePope.
To slight the poor, or aught humane despise."
2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
As then the guise was for each gentle swain.Spenser.
A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any whichBurke.
ever yet have overpowered the imagination.
3. Cover; cloak; as, under the
guise of patriotism.
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