- The definition of a guru is a spiritual leader, or is a widely respected expert.
- A Hindu spiritual leader is an example of a guru.
- A respected yoga teacher is an example of a yoga guru.
guru definition by Webster's New World
- in Hinduism, one's personal spiritual advisor or teacher
- any leader highly regarded by a group of followers: sometimes used derisively
Origin: Hindi guru ; from Sanskrit guruḥ, venerable, origin, originally heavy ; from Indo-European an unverified form gweru- ; from base an unverified form gwer- from source grave
guru definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. gu·rus
- Hinduism & Tibetan Buddhism A personal spiritual teacher.
- a. A teacher and guide in spiritual and philosophical matters.b. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
- a. A recognized leader in a field: the guru of high finance.b. An acknowledged and influential advocate, as of a movement or idea: “In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean” (Erica Abeel).
Origin: Hindi guru, from Sanskrit guruḥ, from guru-, heavy; see gwerə-1 in Indo-European roots.
guru - Computer Definition
- In Hinduism or Sikhism, a religious teacher or spiritual guide.
- In the context of technology, an intellectual leader, teacher, or guide who is highly knowledgeable or skilled and who can express himself in an intelligible manner.
An advisor or teacher. The term, which comes from Hinduism, refers to a spiritual teacher. "Gu" means darkness, and "ru" means light; thus a guru turns ignorance into enlightenment. In the west, the term has been interpreted quite often as simply an expert in a field whether that person helps you learn or understand anything or not.
guru - Cultural Definition
In Hinduism, a teacher or spiritual leader.
- By extension, a “guru” is a teacher who attracts disciples or followers.