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Dictionary Definition

guise n : an artful or simulated semblance; "under the guise of friendship he betrayed them" [syn: pretense, pretence, pretext]

User Contributed Dictionary




  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.
    • 1924: Aristotle. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 5.
      dialecticians and sophists assume the same guise as the philosopher
  2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.


way of speaking or acting
  • Dutch: uiterlijk, voorkomen
  • Portuguese: aparência

Extensive Definition

Guise is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardie in northern France. The ruins of the medieval castle of Guise, seat of the Dukes of Guise, are located in the commune.
  • Population: 6,066
  • Area: 15.54 km²
  • Altitude: 97 m


Guise is the agricultural centre of the northern area of Aisne.


Guise was the birthplace of Camille Desmoulins (1760-1794), a journalist and politician who played an important part in the French Revolution. It also hosted Jean-Baptiste Godin's familistère, created on the model of Charles Fourier's phalanstères.

See also

guise in Bulgarian: Гюиз
guise in Cebuano: Guise
guise in German: Guise (Aisne)
guise in Spanish: Guisa
guise in French: Guise
guise in Italian: Guise
guise in Pampanga: Guise
guise in Dutch: Guise
guise in Norwegian: Guise
guise in Polish: Guise
guise in Swedish: Guise
guise in Volapük: Guise
guise in Chinese: 吉斯

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