Guide meaning

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To serve as a guide for; conduct.
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To direct the course of; steer.

Guide a ship through a channel.

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A soldier stationed at the right or left of a column of marchers to control alignment, show direction, or mark the point of pivot.
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Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.

The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.

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To act as a guide.
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To guide is defined as to show or direct someone in how to do something.

An example of guide is when you lead people on a hike and show them where to go.

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The definition of a guide is someone or something that instructs others or shows others the way.

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.

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A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
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A sign that guides people; guidepost.
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Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
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A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
  • 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.
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(occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
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(military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
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To serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
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To steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
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To exert control or influence over someone or something.
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To supervise the education or training of someone.
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(intransitive) To act as a guide.
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To exert control or influence over; direct.

Guided the nation through the crisis.

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To supervise the training or education of.
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To serve as a guide.
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To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead.
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To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action.
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To give instruction to; train.
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A person or thing that guides.
  • 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.
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A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
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To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate.
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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

  • Originated 1325–75 from the Middle English verb giden or noun gide, from the Old French verb guider or noun guide, from Old Provençal guida, from guidar, from Germanic, from Frankish [script?] (*witan, “to show the way”). Akin to Old English witan (“to know”); see Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.

    From Wiktionary