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Guide definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GUIDE, v.t. gide.
1. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; as, to guide an enemy or a traveler, who is not acquainted with the road or course.
The meek will he guide in judgment. Psalms 25.
2. To direct; to order.
He will guide his affairs with discretion. Psalms 112,
3. To influence; to give direction to. Men are guided by their interest, or supposed interest.
4. To instruct and direct. Let parents guide their children to virtue, dignity and happiness.
5. To direct; to regulate and manage; to superintend.
I will that the younger women marry, bear children, and guide the house. 1 Timothy 5.
GUIDE, n.
1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course; a conductor. The army followed the guide. The traveler may be deceived by his guide.
2. One who directs another in his conduct or course of life.
He will be our guide, even unto death. Psalms 48.
3. A director; a regulator; that which leads or conducts. Experience is one of our best guides.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: someone employed to conduct others [syn: usher, guide]
2: someone who shows the way by leading or advising
3: something that offers basic information or instruction [syn: guidebook, guide]
4: a model or standard for making comparisons [syn: template, templet, guide]
5: someone who can find paths through unexplored territory [syn: scout, pathfinder, guide]
6: a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something v
1: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise]
2: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, conduct, guide]
3: be a guiding or motivating force or drive; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses" [syn: guide, steer]
4: use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on" [syn: guide, guide on]
5: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: guide, run, draw, pass]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English gide, guide, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan guida, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English w?tan to look after, witan to know more at wit Date: 14th century 1. a. one that leads or directs another's way b. a person who exhibits and explains points of interest c. something that provides a person with guiding information d. signpost 1 e. a person who directs another's conduct or course of life 2. a. a device for steadying or directing the motion of something b. a ring or loop for holding the line of a fishing rod in position c. a sheet or a card with projecting tab for labeling inserted in a card index to facilitate reference 3. a member of a unit on whom the movements or alignments of a military command are regulated used especially in commands <guide right> II. verb (guided; guiding) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to act as a guide to ; direct in a way or course 2. a. to direct, supervise, or influence usually to a particular end b. to superintend the training or instruction of intransitive verb to act or work as a guide guider noun Synonyms: guide, lead, steer, pilot, engineer mean to direct in a course or show the way to be followed. guide implies intimate knowledge of the way and of all its difficulties and dangers <guided the scouts through the cave>. lead implies showing the way and often keeping those that follow under control and in order <led his team to victory>. steer implies an ability to keep to a course and stresses the capacity of maneuvering correctly <steered the ship through a narrow channel>. pilot suggests guidance over a dangerous or complicated course <piloted the bill through the Senate>. engineer implies finding ways to avoid or overcome difficulties in achieving an end or carrying out a plan <engineered his son's election to the governorship>.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 a person who leads or shows the way, or directs the movements of a person or group. 2 a person who conducts travellers on tours etc. 3 a professional mountain-climber in charge of a group. 4 an adviser. 5 a directing principle or standard (one's feelings are a bad guide). 6 a book with essential information on a subject, esp. = GUIDEBOOK. 7 a thing marking a position or guiding the eye. 8 a soldier, vehicle, or ship whose position determines the movements of others. 9 Mech. a a bar, rod, etc., directing the motion of something. b a gauge etc. controlling a tool. 10 (Guide) Brit. a member of a girls' organization similar to the Scouts. --v.tr. 1 a act as guide to; lead or direct. b arrange the course of (events). 2 be the principle, motive, or ground of (an action, judgement, etc.). 3 direct the affairs of (a State etc.). Phrases and idioms: guided missile a missile directed to its target by remote control or by equipment within itself. guide-dog a dog trained to guide a blind person. guide-rope a rope guiding the movement of a crane, airship, etc. Queen's (or King's) Guide a Guide (sense 10) who has reached the highest rank of proficiency. Derivatives: guidable adj. guider n. Etymology: ME f. OF guide (n.), guider (v.), earlier guier ult. f. Gmc, rel. to WIT(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gide Gide, Guide Guide, n. [OF. guide, guiche.] (Anc. Armor) The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder. --Meyrick (Ancient Armor).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See Guide, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook. 2. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator. He will be our guide, even unto death. --Ps. xlviii. 14. 3. Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator; as: (a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets. (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife. (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting. 4. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics. --Farrow. Guide bar (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; -- called also guide, and slide bar. Guide block (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar. Guide meridian. (Surveying) See under Meridian. Guide pile (Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to. Guide pulley (Mach.), a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler. --Knight. Guide rail (Railroads), an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Guide Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See Guide, v. t.] 1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook. 2. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator. He will be our guide, even unto death. --Ps. xlviii. 14. 3. Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator; as: (a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets. (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife. (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting. 4. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics. --Farrow. Guide bar (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; -- called also guide, and slide bar. Guide block (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar. Guide meridian. (Surveying) See under Meridian. Guide pile (Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to. Guide pulley (Mach.), a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler. --Knight. Guide rail (Railroads), an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Guide Guide, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Guided; p. pr. & vb. n. Guiding.] [OE. guiden, gyden, F. guiaer, It. guidare; prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. ritan to watch over, give heed to, Icel. viti signal, AS. witan to know. The word prob. meant, to indicate, point to, and hence, to show the way. Cf. Wit, Guy a rope, Gye.] 1. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler. I wish . . . you 'ld guide me to your sovereign's court. --Shak. 2. To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train. He will guide his affairs with discretion. --Ps. cxii. 5. The meek will he guide in judgment. --Ps. xxv. 9.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(guides, guiding, guided) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. 1. A guide is a book that gives you information or instructions to help you do or understand something. Our 10-page guide will help you to change your life for the better. ...the Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Europe. = guidebook N-COUNT; N-IN-NAMES 2. A guide is a book that gives tourists information about a town, area, or country. The Rough Guide to Paris lists accommodation for as little as 25 a night. = guidebook N-COUNT; N-IN-NAMES 3. A guide is someone who shows tourists around places such as museums or cities. We've arranged a walking tour of the city with your guide. N-COUNT 4. If you guide someone around a city, museum, or building, you show it to them and explain points of interest. ...a young Egyptologist who guided us through tombs and temples with enthusiasm... There will be guided walks around the site. VERB: V n adv/prep, V-ed see also guided tour 5. A guide is someone who shows people the way to a place in a difficult or dangerous region. The mountain people say that, with guides, the journey can be done in fourteen days. N-COUNT 6. A guide is something that can be used to help you plan your actions or to form an opinion about something. As a rough guide, a horse needs 2.5 per cent of his body weight in food every day... When selecting fresh fish, let your taste buds be your guide. N-COUNT: usu sing 7. If you guide someone somewhere, you go there with them in order to show them the way. He took the bewildered Elliott by the arm and guided him out... = lead VERB: V n adv/prep 8. If you guide a vehicle somewhere, you control it carefully to make sure that it goes in the right direction. Captain Shelton guided his plane down the runway and took off. VERB: V n adv/prep 9. If something guides you somewhere, it gives you the information you need in order to go in the right direction. They sailed across the Baltic and North Seas with only a compass to guide them. VERB: V n 10. If something or someone guides you, they influence your actions or decisions. He should have let his instinct guide him... My mother, whose guiding principle in life was doing right, had a far greater influence on me. VERB: V n, V-ing 11. If you guide someone through something that is difficult to understand or to achieve, you help them to understand it or to achieve success in it. ...a free helpline to guide businessmen through the maze of EU grants... VERB: V n adv/prep

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Guides) 1. In Britain, the Guides is an organization for girls which teaches them to become practical and independent. The Guides used to be called the Girl Guides. In the United States, there is a similar organization called the Girl Scouts. N-PROPER-COLL: the N 2. In Britain, a Guide is a girl who is a member of the Guides. N-COUNT

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

gid ('alluph, nachal, nachah; hodegos, hodegeo): "Guide" (noun) is the translation of 'alluph, "an intimate," "a friend," the leader of a family or tribe: Ps 55:13, "a man mine equal, my guide," the Revised Version (British and American) "my companion"; Pr 2:17, "the guide of her youth," the Revised Version (British and American) "friend," margin "or guide"; Jer 3:4, "My father, thou (art) the guide of my youth," the Revised Version, margin "companion"; Mic 7:5, "Put ye not confidence in a guide," the American Standard Revised Version "in a friend," margin "confidant" (which the context shows to be the meaning), the English Revised Version "guide," margin "familiar friend"; once of katsin, "a judge," "a military leader or commander" (compare Jos 10:24; Da 11:18); Pr 6:7, the Revised Version (British and American) "chief," margin "judge"; once nahagh, "to lead," is translated "guide" (Ps 48:14). In the New Testament hodegos, "a way-leader," is translated "guide" (Mt 23:16, "ye blind guides"; Mt 23:24; Ac 1:16; Ro 2:19); "to guide" is the translation of nachah, "to lead forth" (Job 38:32; Ps 73:24); once of 'ashar, Piel, "to guide" or "lead straight (Pr 23:19); of ya`ats, "to command," "to give counsel" ("I will guide thee with mine eye," the Revised Version (British and American) "I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee," Ps 32:8); of kul, "to contain," "to sustain" (Ps 112:5, "He will guide his affairs with discretion," the Revised Version (British and American) "He shall maintain his cause in judgment"); of nahagh, "to drive," "to lead" (Ps 78:52); of hodegeo, "to show the way," "guide" (Joh 16:13, "He shall guide you into all truth," the Revised Version (British and American) "the truth"; Ac 8:31); oikodespoteo is translated "to guide the house" the Revised Version (British and American) "rule the household" (1Ti 5:14); the word means literally, to be a house-master (the head of the house).

The Revised Version (British and American) has "guide" for "lead" (Ps 25:5; Mt 15:14; Lu 6:39; Re 7:17); "a guide to" for "more excellent than" (Pr 12:26); "guided" for "brought in" (Ps 78:26); "guideth" for "maketh" (2Sa 22:33), for "leadeth" (Ps 23:3); "my heart yet guiding me," margin "holding its course," for "yet acquainting mine heart" (Ec 2:3).

"Guide-posts" is substituted for "high heaps" (Jer 31:21).

W. L. Walker

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Lead, conduct, pilot. 2. Direct, rule, govern, manage, regulate, control, steer, preside over, have charge of, take the direction of. II. n. 1. Director, conductor, pilot. 2. Mentor, monitor, adviser, counsellor, instructor. 3. Clew, key, clavis. 4. Guide-book, itinerary.

Moby Thesaurus

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