(Guan) n. ((Zoöl.) Any one of many species of large gallinaceous birds of Central and South
America, belonging to Penelope, Pipile, Ortalis, and allied genera. Several of the species are often
(Gua"na) n. (Zoöl.) See Iguana.
(Gua*na"co) n.; pl. Guanacos (- koz). [Sp. guanaco, Peruv. huanacu. Cf. Huanaco.]
(Zoöl.) A South American mammal allied to the llama, but of larger size and more graceful form, inhabiting
the southern Andes and Patagonia. It is supposed by some to be the llama in a wild state. [Written also
(Gua"ni*dine) n. (Physiol. Chem.) A strongly alkaline base, CN3H5, formed by the oxidation
of guanin, and also obtained combined with methyl in the decomposition of creatin. Boiled with dilute
sulphuric acid, it yields urea and ammonia.
(Gua*nif"er*ous) a. [Guano + -ferous.] Yielding guano. Ure.
(Gua"nin) n. (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline substance (C5H5N5O) contained in guano. It is
also a constituent of the liver, pancreas, and other glands in mammals.
(Gua"no) n.; pl. Guanos [Sp. guano, fr. Peruv. huanu dung.] A substance found in great
abundance on some coasts or islands frequented by sea fowls, and composed chiefly of their excrement.
It is rich in phosphates and ammonia, and is used as a powerful fertilizer.
(||Gua"ra) n. [Braz. guará.] (Zoöl.) (a) The scarlet ibis. See Ibis. (b) A large-maned wild dog
of South America (Canis jubatus) - - named from its cry.
(||Gua"ra*na`) n. [Pg.] (Med.) A preparation from the seeds of Paullinia sorbilis, a woody
climber of Brazil, used in making an astringent drink, and also in the cure of headache.
(Gua"ra*nine`) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid extracted from guarana. Same as Caffeine.
(Guar`an*tee") n.; pl. Guarantees [For guaranty, prob. influenced by words like assignee,
lessee, etc. See Guaranty, and cf. Warrantee.]
1. In law and common usage: A promise to answer for the payment of some debt, or the performance of
some duty, in case of the failure of another person, who is, in the first instance, liable to such payment
or performance; an engagement which secures or insures another against a contingency; a warranty; a
security. Same as Guaranty.
His interest seemed to be a guarantee for his zeal.Macaulay.
2. One who binds himself to see an undertaking of another performed; a guarantor. South.
Guarantor is the correct form in this sense.
3. (Law) The person to whom a guaranty is made; the correlative of guarantor.
Syn. Guarantee, Warranty. A guarantee is an engagement that a certain act will be done or not
done in future. A warranty is an engagement as to the qualities or title of a thing at the time of the engagement.
(Guar"an*tee`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. guaranteed ; p, pr. & vb. n. Guaranteeing.] [From
Guarantee, n.] In law and common usage: to undertake or engage for the payment of (a debt) or the
performance of (a duty) by another person; to undertake to secure (a possession, right, claim, etc.) to