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Definitions of guy

  1. an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (British) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. steady with a guy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. steady or support with with a guy wire or cable; "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A rope, chain, or rod attached to anything to steady it; as: a rope to steady or guide an object which is being hoisted or lowered; a rope which holds in place the end of a boom, spar, or yard in a ship; a chain or wire rope connecting a suspension bridge with the land on either side to prevent lateral swaying; a rod or rope attached to the top of a structure, as of a derrick, and extending obliquely to the ground, where it is fastened. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To steady or guide with a guy. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A person of queer looks or dress. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A grotesque effigy, like that of Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A rope, chain, etc., to swing and keep steady a heavy body; coiloquially, a person of queer looks or dress. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To steady or guide with a rope or chain; colloquially, to ridicule. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. A rope to guide or steady any suspended weight. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. An effigy of Guy Fawkes, dressed up grotesquely on the day of the Gunpowder plot: an odd figure. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Rope to guide or steady a suspended weight. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. A stay-rope, as for steadying a mast. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To ridicule; quiz. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. A person of grotesque appearance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A rope attached to anything to steady it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A person grotesquely got up, like an effigy of Guy Fawkes on Gunpowder Plot day. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. In a ship, a rope used to keep a heavy body steady while hoisting or lowering; a wire rope, chain, or rod to steady and prevent undulations in a suspension bridge. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. A grotesque effigy of Guy Fawkes; a person dressed in an odd or fantastic manner. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. g[=i], n. (naut.) a rope to steady any suspended weight.--v.t. to keep in position by a guy. [Sp. guia, a guide.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. g[=i], n. an effigy of Guy Fawkes, dressed up grotesquely on the anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot (5th Nov.): an odd figure. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. Rope, chain, &c., to steady load of crane &c. or hold tent &c. in place; (vb) secure with guy (s). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. Effigy of Guy Fawkes burnt on 5th Nov.; grotesquely dressed person, fright; (slang) act of decamping (give the g. to, escape from; do a g., disappear). (Vb) exhibit in effigy; ridicule; (slang) run away. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. [Sp.] (Naut.) Guy-rope, One used to steady or guide anything. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. [Sp.] A large rope, slack, and extending from masthead to masthead, to which a tackle is fixed lor loading or unloading a vessel. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  32. n. [Spanish] A rope used to steady or confine other parts of a ship's tackle;—a caricature. Cabinet Dictionary

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