guy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

guy \guy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. guyed (g[imac]d); p. pr. & vb.
   n. guying.]
   To steady or guide with a guy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

guy \guy\, n.
   1. A grotesque effigy, like that of Guy Fawkes, dressed up in
      England on the fifth of November, the day of the Gunpowder
      Plot.
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            The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. --W. S.
                                                  Gilbert.
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   2. Hence: A person of queer looks or dress. [Chiefly Brit.
      slang] --Dickens.
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   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]
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   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]
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   great guy a man who has a very pleasant personality,
      typically one who is friendly, generous, and pleasant to
      associate with.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

guy \guy\ (g[imac]), n. [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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Guy \Guy\, v. t.
   To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule.
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