a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
a recognized leader in some field or of some movement
"a guru of genomics"
Same as gooroo.
A Hindu or Sikh spiritual teacher.
An influential advisor or mentor.
a spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor amoung the Hindoos
Origin: [Hind. gur a spiritual parent or teacher, Skr. guru heavy, noble, venerable, teacher. Cf. Grief.]
Guru is a Sanskrit term for "teacher" or "master", especially in Indian religions. The Hindu guru-shishya tradition is the oral tradition or religious doctrine or experiential wisdom transmitted from teacher to student. In the United States, the meaning of "guru" has been used to cover anyone who acquires followers, especially by exploiting their naiveté, due to the inflationary use of the term in new religious movements.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gōō′rōō, n. a spiritual teacher, any venerable person.—Also Goo′roo. [Hind.—Sans.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Unix] An expert. Implies not only wizard skill but also a history of being a knowledge resource for others. Less often, used (with a qualifier) for other experts on other systems, as in VMS guru. See source of all good bits.
Guiding Light, Unending source of wisdom, Reverently refining your worth, Untiringly keen to make you a WINNER.Submitted by acronimous on July 29, 2018
The numerical value of Guru in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Guru in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Be your own guru.
I am the rich man's guru.
If you have a guru, leave him; if you don't have, get one. In other words, keep changing your gurus! Ocean's wisdom comes from knowing many ships and many fishes, many storms and many waves!
I will run as long as Guru's (God's) grace is with me. Although I am in such a state of health and I have improved my performance in these games, I will definitely perform better if there is some medical help.
A true guru is one who let's his student stand on his shoulders and look beyond, so share all knowledge and wisdom without hiding anything up your sleeve and MickeyMize everyone's life. Share this for as many for a carefree and an evolved society.
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