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English noun: guy

1. guy (person) an informal term for a youth or man


SamplesA nice guy.
The guy's only doing it for some doll.


Synonymsbozo, cat, hombre


Broader (hypernym)adult male, man


Narrower (hyponym)sod

2. Guy (artifact) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day


Broader (hypernym)effigy, image, simulacrum


Domain regionBritain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

3. guy (artifact) a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)


Synonymsguy cable, guy rope, guy wire


Broader (hypernym)brace, bracing


Part meronymcollapsible shelter, tent


English verb: guy

1. guy (communication) subject to laughter or ridicule


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsblackguard, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, rib, ridicule, roast


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bemock, mock


Narrower (hyponym)debunk, expose, lampoon, satirise, satirize, stultify, tease

2. guy (change) steady or support with a guy wire or cable


SamplesThe Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)brace, stabilise, stabilize, steady









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