Guide a ship through a channel.
An example of guide is when you lead people on a hike and show them where to go.
An example of a guide is someone who leads you on a hike.
An example of a guide is a book that teaches you how to use a new computer software program.
- A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
- (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
Guided the nation through the crisis.
- 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.
Origin of guide
- Middle English from Old French from Old Provençal guida from guidar to guide of Germanic origin weid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition