Guy

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

guy \guy\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {guyed} (g[imac]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {guying}.] To steady or guide with a guy.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

guy \guy\, noun

1. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder Plot.

The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. --W. S. Gilbert.

2. Hence: A person of queer looks or dress. [Chiefly Brit. slang] --Dickens.

3. A man or young man; a fellow; -- usually contrasted with {gals} or {girls} as, it was fun for both the guys and gals; the guys were watching football while the girls played bridge. [Informal] [PJC]

4. A member of a group of either sex, usually a friend or comrade; -- usually used in the pl.; as, tell the guys to come inside; are any of you guys interested in a game of tennis?. [Informal] [PJC]

{great guy} a man who has a very pleasant personality, typically one who is friendly, generous, and pleasant to associate with. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

guy \guy\ (g[imac]), noun [Sp. guia guide, a guy or small rope used on board of ships to keep weighty things in their places; of Teutonic origin, and the same word as E. guide. See {Guide}, and cf. {Gye}.] 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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Guy \Guy\, verb (used with an object) To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule. [Local & Collog U.S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

guy

noun

1: an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: {guy}, {cat}, {hombre}, {bozo}]

2: an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

3: a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent) [syn: {guy}, {guy cable}, {guy wire}, {guy rope}]

verb

1: 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" [syn: {ridicule}, {roast}, {guy}, {blackguard}, {laugh at}, {jest at}, {rib}, {make fun}, {poke fun}]

2: steady or support with a guy wire or cable; "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"


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