- An external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something: he visited in the guise of an inspector telemarketing and selling under the guise of market researchMore example sentences
- The pattern of ceremonial appearance in the guise of a god is not restricted to females.
- Martin, we have grown accustomed to seeing your pantomime stooge adopting all manner of superhero guises.
- Each assumes several guises as they portray several characters in order to tell the tale of one central character.
Middle English: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to wise2.