Definition of Guide

1. Noun. Someone employed to conduct others.

Exact synonyms: Usher
Generic synonyms: Escort
Specialized synonyms: Usherette
Derivative terms: Usher, Usherette

2. Verb. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling. "The men guide the boat "

3. Noun. Someone who shows the way by leading or advising.
Generic synonyms: Leader
Specialized synonyms: Cicerone, Tour Guide

4. Verb. Take somebody somewhere. "The men guide the horses across the field"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Exact synonyms: Conduct, Direct, Lead, Take
Specialized synonyms: Beacon, Hand, Lead Astray, Misdirect, Misguide, Mislead, Show, Usher
Derivative terms: Leader

5. Noun. Something that offers basic information or instruction.
Exact synonyms: Guidebook
Generic synonyms: Enchiridion, Handbook, Vade Mecum
Specialized synonyms: Field Guide, Roadbook, Itinerary, Travel Guidebook

6. Verb. Be a guiding or motivating force or drive. "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
Exact synonyms: Steer
Generic synonyms: Direct
Derivative terms: Guidance, Steer, Steering

7. Noun. A model or standard for making comparisons.
Exact synonyms: Template, Templet
Generic synonyms: Example, Model
Specialized synonyms: Rhythm, Speech Rhythm

8. Verb. Use as a guide. "They had the lights to guide on"
Exact synonyms: Guide On
Generic synonyms: Orient, Orientate

9. Noun. Someone who can find paths through unexplored territory.
Exact synonyms: Pathfinder, Scout
Generic synonyms: Expert
Specialized synonyms: Hunting Guide, Trailblazer
Specialized synonyms: Sacagawea, Sacajawea
Derivative terms: Scout

10. Verb. Pass over, across, or through. "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Pass, Run
Specialized synonyms: Rub, Thread, Thread
Related verbs: Draw, String, Thread, Lead, Run
Also: Pass Around, Pass Over

11. Noun. A structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something.
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

Definition of Guide

1. v. t. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Guide

1. Noun. Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation. ¹

2. Noun. A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook. ¹

3. Noun. A sign that guides people; guidepost. ¹

4. Noun. Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference. ¹

5. Noun. A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action. ¹

6. Noun. (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium. ¹

7. Noun. (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest. ¹

8. Verb. to serve as a guide for someone or something. ¹

9. Verb. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot. ¹

10. Verb. to exert control or influence over someone or something. ¹

11. Verb. to supervise the education or training of someone. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) to act as a guide. ¹

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Definition of Guide

1. to show the way to [v GUIDED, GUIDING, GUIDES] : GUIDABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Guide

1. 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 blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets. A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting. 4. 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. Guide bar, an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients. Origin: OE. Giae, F. Guide, It. Guida. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Guide

guidance device
guidance system
guide (current term)
guide RNA
guide book
guide books
guide dog
guide dogs
guide fossil
guide on
guide plane
guide rope

Literary usage of Guide

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"The Child's guide to Know- ... The authorship •n' • The Child's guide ' has been frequently attributed to Miss ..."

2. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (1906)
"guide unnecessary. 4. Distance from Riffelberg Hotel to the Corner Grat, ... guide unnecessary 6. Elevation of Zermatt above sea level, 5315 feet. 7. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"There are two ways in which reports or reviews may serve a useful purpose: first, as an annotated bibliography or guide; second, as a comprehensive ..."

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