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Definitions of guy

  1. a rope or cable that is used to brace something ( especially a tent)
  2. ( British) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
  3. steady with a guy
  4. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
  5. steady or support with with a guy wire or cable; " The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"
  6. 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"
  7. 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.
  8. To steady or guide with a guy.
  9. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.
  10. A person of queer looks or dress.
  11. To fool; to baffle; to make ( a person) an object of ridicule.
  12. A rope, chain, etc., to swing and keep steady a heavy body; coiloquially, a person of queer looks or dress.
  13. To steady or guide with a rope or chain; colloquially, to ridicule.
  14. A rope to guide or steady any suspended weight.
  15. An effigy of Guy Fawkes, dressed up grotesquely on the day of the Gunpowder plot: an odd figure.
  16. Rope to guide or steady a suspended weight.
  17. A stay- rope, as for steadying a mast.
  18. To ridicule; quiz.
  19. A person of grotesque appearance.
  20. A rope attached to anything to steady it.
  21. A person grotesquely got up, like an effigy of Guy Fawkes on Gunpowder Plot day.
  22. 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.
  23. A grotesque effigy of Guy Fawkes; a person dressed in an odd or fantastic manner.
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Usage examples for guy

  1. Can a guy stand it? – The Planet Strappers by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  2. A guy could do worse. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  3. What possessed you to make such a guy of yourself? – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. I'm afraid of the guy; I got the feeling he knows exactly what he's doing and why. – The Way of Decision by M. C. Pease
  5. And Guy is not your brother? – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  6. Say, you don't suppose the silly guy has bolted? – The Turner Twins by Ralph Henry Barbour
  7. You ain't the guy we've been talking to! – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  8. Guy is better to- day." – Salome by Emma Marshall
  9. Almost a Jew- lookin' guy, and he'd saw hard service. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  10. " That's a guy who didn't get the raise he wanted. – The Circuit Riders by R. C. FitzPatrick
  11. It's a good one- except for the guy that gets it." – The Unspeakable Perk by Samuel Hopkins Adams
  12. You're not the guy we've been talking to, but come in! – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  13. There is one thing, Guy, upon which I never thought to ask you. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  14. " When we want that guy, we'll hunt him out ourselves. – Ralestone Luck by Andre Norton
  15. " I think that it is just as well that you have not," Guy said with a smile. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  16. How big a guy? – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  17. " Listen, Guy," said his father. – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  18. At last she said: " If it must be, Guy, it must. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
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