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Definition 1: a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for guy in the sense of this definition

(guy is a kind of ...) a structural member used to stiffen a framework

(... is part of guy) a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs)

"he pitched his tent near the creek"

Definition 2: an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day - [noun denoting artifact]

(guy is a kind of ...) a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)

"the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln" "the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone"

(guy belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

Definition 3: an informal term for a youth or man - [noun denoting person]

Samples where guy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a nice guy
  • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • the poor sod couldn't even buy a drink

Synonyms for guy in the sense of this definition

(guy is a kind of ...) an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)

"there were two women and six men on the bus"

Definition 4: steady or support with a guy wire or cable - [verb of change]

Samples where guy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(guy is a kind of ...) support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace

"brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel"

Definition 5: subject to laughter or ridicule - [verb of communication]

Samples where guy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for guy in the sense of this definition

(guy is a kind of ...) treat with contempt

"The new constitution mocks all democratic principles"

(... is a kind of guy ) mock or make fun of playfully

"the flirting man teased the young woman"

(... is a kind of guy ) ridicule with satire

"The writer satirized the politician's proposal"

(... is a kind of guy ) expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

"The physicist debunked the psychic's claims"

(... is a kind of guy ) cause to appear foolish

"He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent"

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