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[n] a rope or cable that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
[n] (British) an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day
[n] an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll"
[v] steady with a guy
[v] subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"

Misc. Definitions

\Guy\, 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.
\Guy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Guying}.] To steady or guide with a 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. The lady . . . who dresses like a guy. --W. S. Gilbert.
2. A person of queer looks or dress. --Dickens.
\Guy\, v. t. To fool; to baffle; to make (a person) an object of ridicule. [Local & Collog U.S.]

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