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GUY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Guy mean? 

GUY (noun)
  The noun GUY has 3 senses:

1. an informal term for a youth or man
2. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
3. a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent)

  Familiarity information: GUY used as a noun is uncommon.


GUY (verb)
  The verb GUY has 2 senses:

1. subject to laughter or ridicule
2. steady or support with a guy wire or cable

  Familiarity information: GUY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GUY (noun)


Sense 1guy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal term for a youth or man

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

hombre; guy; cat; bozo

Context examples:

a nice guy / the guy's only doing it for some doll

Hypernyms ("guy" is a kind of...):

adult male; man (an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "guy"):

sod (an informal British term for a youth or man)


Sense 2Guy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("Guy" is a kind of...):

effigy; image; simulacrum (a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture))

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)


Sense 3guy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

guy cable; guy rope; guy

Hypernyms ("guy" is a kind of...):

brace; bracing (a structural member used to stiffen a framework)

Holonyms ("guy" is a part of...):

collapsible shelter; tent (a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs))


GUY (verb)


Sense 1guy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subject to laughter or ridicule

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

ridicule; poke fun; make fun; laugh at; jest at; guy; blackguard; rib; roast

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "guy" is one way to...):

bemock; mock (treat with contempt)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "guy"):

tease (mock or make fun of playfully)

lampoon; satirise; satirize (ridicule with satire)

debunk; expose (expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas)

stultify (cause to appear foolish)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2guy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Steady or support with a guy wire or cable

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing

Hypernyms (to "guy" is one way to...):

brace; stabilise; stabilize; steady (support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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