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NOUN (3)

1. an informal term for a youth or man;
- Example: "a nice guy"
- Example: "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 (2)

1. subject to laughter or ridicule;
- Example: "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"
- Example: "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"


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. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster] The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. --W. S. Gilbert. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: A person of queer looks or dress. [Chiefly Brit. slang] --Dickens. [1913 Webster] 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]
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. [1913 Webster]
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. [Local & Collog U.S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

guy n 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] v 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"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

118 Moby Thesaurus words for "guy": Adamite, advocate, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bastard, bearer, being, bird, bloke, body, boy, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, buck, bugger, buttress, cane, caricature, carrier, cat, cervix, chap, character, corset, creature, crook, crutch, customer, duck, dude, earthling, feller, fellow, foundation garment, fulcrum, gazebo, gee, geezer, gent, gentleman, girdle, groundling, guywire, hand, he, head, homo, human, human being, individual, jasper, jock, jockstrap, joker, lad, lampoon, life, living soul, mainstay, maintainer, make fun of, man, mast, mock, mortal, neck, nose, one, party, person, personage, personality, poke fun at, prop, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, rib, ridicule, rigging, satirize, send up, shoulder, shroud, single, somebody, someone, soul, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, strengthener, stud, support, supporter, sustainer, take off, tellurian, terran, upholder, walking stick, worldling, youth
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Guy, AR -- U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 202 Housing Units (2000): 92 Land area (2000): 0.920587 sq. miles (2.384310 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.920587 sq. miles (2.384310 sq. km) FIPS code: 29230 Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 35.324584 N, 92.334935 W ZIP Codes (1990): 72061 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Guy, AR Guy