• Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (.)
  • External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  • Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.


  • To dress.
  • To act as a guiser; to go dressed up in a parade etc.


  • From Middle English guise, gise, gyse, from Old French guisse, guise, vise, from Old Frankish *wīsā ("manner, way, fashion"), from Proto-Germanic *wīsǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-. Cognate with Old High German wīsa, Old English wīse, Dutch wijze. More at wise.

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