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Definition of guise:

  1. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
  2. 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.
  3. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.


study at appearance, costume, pretext, make-believe, mask, dissembling, cloak, veneer, dress, color, veil, getup, face, coloring, put-on, stalking-horse, disguisement, false colors, turnout, garb, feigning, form, pretending, gloss, window-dressing, outfit, pretense, simulation, rig, habiliment, appearance, semblance, pretence.

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