1. (n.) External appearance; false appearance; pretense\; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.

2. (n.) 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. (n.) Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.

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