transitive verbguid′ed, guid′ing
- to point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
- to direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
- to give instruction to; train
- to direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
Origin of guideMiddle English giden from Old French guider from guide from Italian guida from Gothic an unverified form wida, leader, guide from an unverified form witan, to observe, akin to Old English witan, to see: see wise
- a person whose work is conducting strangers or tourists through a region, building, etc.
- a person who directs, or serves as the model for, another's conduct, career, etc.
- a part that controls the motion of other parts of a machine
- a guidebook
- a book giving instruction in the elements of some subject; handbook: a guide to mathematics
- Mil. a soldier at the right front of a column, who regulates its pace and alignment and indicates its route