What does Guide mean?

Definitions for Guide
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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Guide.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. usher, guidenoun

    someone employed to conduct others

  2. guidenoun

    someone who shows the way by leading or advising

  3. guidebook, guidenoun

    something that offers basic information or instruction

  4. template, templet, guidenoun

    a model or standard for making comparisons

  5. scout, pathfinder, guidenoun

    someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

  6. guideverb

    a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something

  7. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channeliseverb

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  8. lead, take, direct, conduct, guideverb

    take somebody somewhere

    "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

  9. guide, steerverb

    be a guiding or motivating force or drive

    "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"

  10. guide, guide onverb

    use as a guide

    "They had the lights to guide on"

  11. guide, run, draw, passverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. guidenoun

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

  2. guidenoun

    A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.

  3. guidenoun

    A sign that guides people; guidepost.

  4. guidenoun

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

  5. guidenoun

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

  6. guidenoun

    A spirit believed to speak through a medium.

  7. guidenoun

    A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.

  8. guideverb

    to serve as a guide for someone or something.

  9. guideverb

    to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.

  10. guideverb

    to exert control or influence over someone or something.

  11. guideverb

    to supervise the education or training of someone.

  12. guideverb

    to act as a guide.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Guidenoun

    Etymology: guide, French, from the verb.

    Judas was guide to them that took Jesus. Acts i. 16.

    Thou gavest them a burning pillar of fire, to be a guide of the unknown journey. Wisd. xviii. 3.

    Can knowledge have no bound, but must advance
    So far to make us wish for ignorance?
    And rather in the dark to grope our way,
    Than led by a false guide to err by day? John Denham.

    While yet but young his father dy’d,
    And left him to an happy guide. Edmund Waller.

    Who the guide of nature, but only the God of nature? In him we live, move and are. Those things which nature is said to do, are by divine art performed, using nature as an instrument: nor is there any such art or knowledge divine in nature herself working, but in the guide of nature’s work. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 3.

    Some truths are not by reason to be tried,
    But we have sure experience for our guide. John Dryden, Fables.

  2. To GUIDEverb

    Etymology: guider, French.

    When the spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth. Jo. xvi. 13.

    The new light served to guide them to their neighbours coffers. Decay of Piety.

    Whosoever has a faithful friend to guide him in the dark passages of life, may carry his eyes in another man’s head, and yet see never the worse. Robert South, Sermons.

    For thy name’s sake lead me and guide me. Ps. xxxi. 3.

    Women neglect that which St. Paul assigns them as their proper business, the guiding of the house. Decay of Piety.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guidenoun

    the leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder

  2. Guideverb

    to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler

  3. Guideverb

    to regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train

  4. Guideverb

    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

  5. Guideverb

    one who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator

  6. Guideverb

    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

  7. Guideverb

    a blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets

  8. Guideverb

    a grooved director for a probe or knife

  9. Guideverb

    a strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting

  10. Guideverb

    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

  11. Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Guide

    Guide is a 1965 Hindi film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who also contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan, and is widely considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Indian film industry. The film was a box office hit upon release. The movie proved memorable for its award-winning performances by the lead actors and memorable music by S. D. Burman. Time Magazine listed it at Number Five on its list of Best Bollywood Classics. A 120-minute U.S. version was written by Pearl S. Buck, and directed and produced by Tad Danielewski, The film was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 42 years after its release.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Guide

    gīd, v.t. to lead or direct: to regulate: to influence.—n. he who, or that which, guides: one who directs another in his course of life: a soldier or other person employed to obtain information for an army: a guide-book: anything calculated to maintain in a certain direction or position.—adj. Guid′able.—ns. Guid′age, guidance; Guid′ance, direction: government; Guide′-book, a book of information for tourists.—adj. Guide′less, having no guide.—ns. Guide′post, a post erected at a roadside to guide the traveller; Guid′er, one who guides, a director; Guid′on, a forked guide-flag carried by a cavalry company or mounted battery, also the officer bearing it. [O. Fr. guider; prob. from a Teut. root, as in A.S. witan, to know, wís, wise, Ger. weisen, to show, conn. with wit, wise.]

CrunchBase

  1. Guide

    Guide is a software company focused on turning online news, social streams and blogs into video for on-the-go consumption. Its multiplatform app, Guide uses the latest generation avatar and text-to-speech technology to turn traditional web content into an audio-visual stream for curation and consumption on-the-go.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. guide

    See FLOOR-GUIDE.

Editors Contribution

  1. guide

    To offer or discuss to learn.

    Her line manager did offer very helpful possibilities or ways to achieve together.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  


  2. guide

    To provide guidance.

    The teachers guide and teach their pupils in school.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 21, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guide' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2165

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guide' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3556

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guide' in Nouns Frequency: #822

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Guide' in Verbs Frequency: #674

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guide in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Guide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Guide in a Sentence

  1. Andrea Bocelli:

    Certainly, we will all have to pitch in, each to his and her best ability, and we will need some wise and enlightened people to guide us, because if we don't, it will be very difficult.

  2. Don Kohn:

    She has worked hard to build a committee consensus, this is a very difficult decision that isn’t clear cut one way or another. It’s up to the chair to find and guide the center of gravity.

  3. Chris Duncan:

    If history is a guide, they will not be successful.

  4. Loishiye Mollel:

    One visitor from the U.S. can have a maximum of 15 people behind him, of which 13 are porters, a cook and a guide. All these jobs will be affected by a cable car, we are of the view that the mountain should be left as it is.

  5. Fox News:

    Diaper Dude: The Ultimate Dad’s Guide to Surviving the First Two Years.

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Translations for Guide

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  • مرشد, دليل, هدى, دل, أرشدArabic
  • průvodce, provéstCzech
  • guide, vejledning, vejviserDanish
  • Reiseleiterin, Reiseleiter, Fremdenführer, Fremdenführerin, führenGerman
  • ξεναγός, οδηγόςGreek
  • gvidiEsperanto
  • guiar, guía, líder, señal, navegarSpanish
  • gidaBasque
  • راهنماPersian
  • opaskirja, opaste, opastaa, johdatin, johde, opas, merkintäFinnish
  • guider, guideFrench
  • iùl, neach-iùil, leabhar-iùilScottish Gaelic
  • מורה–דרךHebrew
  • मार्गदर्Hindi
  • vezető, túravezető, kalauz, kalauzol, vezet, idegenvezető, útmutató, útikönyvHungarian
  • ուղեկցորդ, ձեռնարկ, զբոսավար, գիդ, ուղեցույցArmenian
  • panduanIndonesian
  • guidarIdo
  • guidaItalian
  • להנחותHebrew
  • ガイド, ツアーガイド, 手引き, 指導する, 指標, 案内人, 引率者, ツアーコンダクター, 案内する, 誘導する, ガイドブックJapanese
  • 가이드, 안내인Korean
  • ducitLatin
  • vadovas, vedlys, gidasLithuanian
  • pavadonis, ceļvedis, gidsLatvian
  • kaiārahiMāori
  • водич, упатство, водилка, управува, патоказ, води, упатуваMacedonian
  • ktieb gwida, gwida, tabella, tigwida, turiMaltese
  • gidsDutch
  • guideNorwegian
  • drogowskaz, przewodnikPolish
  • guia, guiarPortuguese
  • ghidRomanian
  • путеводитель, проводник, ориентир, быть проводником, проводница, руководство, гид, экскурсовод, указатель, знак, направляющая, проводитьRussian
  • vodič, vodnik, smerokazSlovene
  • guide, guidebok, guidaSwedish
  • mwelekeziSwahili
  • rehberTurkish
  • رہنماUrdu
  • hướng dẫnVietnamese
  • tävajigeidan, jigeidan, geidian, tävageidan, tävahigeidan, geidan, higeidan, tävageidianVolapük
  • פירןYiddish
  • 指南Chinese

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