What does Guide mean?

Definitions for Guide

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. usher, guide(noun)

    someone employed to conduct others

  2. guide(noun)

    someone who shows the way by leading or advising

  3. guidebook, guide(noun)

    something that offers basic information or instruction

  4. template, templet, guide(noun)

    a model or standard for making comparisons

  5. scout, pathfinder, guide(noun)

    someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

  6. guide(verb)

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

  7. steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise(verb)

    direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

  8. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide(verb)

    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, steer(verb)

    be a guiding or motivating force or drive

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

  10. guide, guide on(verb)

    use as a guide

    "They had the lights to guide on"

  11. guide, run, draw, pass(verb)

    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"


  1. guide(Noun)

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

  2. guide(Noun)

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

  3. guide(Noun)

    A sign that guides people; guidepost.

  4. guide(Noun)

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

  5. guide(Noun)

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

  6. guide(Noun)

    A spirit believed to speak through a medium.

  7. guide(Noun)

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

  8. guide(Verb)

    to serve as a guide for someone or something.

  9. guide(Verb)

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

  10. guide(Verb)

    to exert control or influence over someone or something.

  11. guide(Verb)

    to supervise the education or training of someone.

  12. guide(Verb)

    to act as a guide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guide(noun)

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

  2. Guide(verb)

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

  3. Guide(verb)

    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. Guide(verb)

    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. Guide(verb)

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

  6. Guide(verb)

    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. Guide(verb)

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

  8. Guide(verb)

    a grooved director for a probe or knife

  9. Guide(verb)

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

  10. Guide(verb)

    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. Origin: [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. 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.]


  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


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

How to pronounce Guide?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Guide in sign language?

  1. guide


  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. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.

  2. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 22.09.1924:

    Science is the only true guide in life.

  3. David Hume:

    Custom is the great guide of human life.

  4. Fox News:

    Bottled: A Mom's Guide to Early Recovery.

  5. Fox News:

    The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health.

Images & Illustrations of Guide

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Translations for Guide

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • 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
  • tävajigeidan, jigeidan, geidian, tävageidan, tävahigeidan, geidan, higeidan, tävageidianVolapük

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