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Definitions for guidance
ˈgaɪd nsguid·ance

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word guidance.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, directionnoun

    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

  2. guidance, steeringnoun

    the act of guiding or showing the way

  3. steering, guidance, directionnoun

    the act of setting and holding a course

    "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"


  1. guidancenoun

    the act or process of guiding

  2. guidancenoun

    advice or counselling on some topic

  3. guidancenoun

    any process or system to control the path of a vehicle, missile etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Guidancenoun

    Direction; government.

    Etymology: from guide.

    As to those who lived under the guidance of reason alone, without the assistance of supernatural light, it is highly probable that miracles, or a message from the dead, would persuade them. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Particular application must be left to Christian prudence, under the guidance of God’s holy spirit, who knows our necessity before we ask, and our ignorance in asking. John Rogers.

    A prince ought not to be under the guidance or influence of either faction, because he declines from his office of presiding over the whole to be the head of a party. Jonathan Swift.


  1. guidance

    Guidance refers to providing advice or information that can help others make decisions or solve problems. It may involve instruction, direction, leadership, or a set of recommendations, typically provided by someone with expertise, knowledge, or authority in a particular area.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Guidancenoun

    the act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading

  2. Etymology: [See Guide.]

Editors Contribution

  1. guidance

    To discuss to agree and create a sense of direction or advice relating to a choice, decision or course of action

    We as citizens have the right to create and use our sense of guidance

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guidance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3218

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guidance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2309

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'guidance' in Nouns Frequency: #1327

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of guidance in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of guidance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of guidance in a Sentence

  1. Abdel Monemim:

    At the beginning of each new day, I ask for protection and eternal blessing And divine guidance and protection from everything that is dangerous or negative in life and blessing for everything in your life and guidance so that I can get what I want with ease And make yourself under divine providence, and you will be in complete and complete safety, for you deserve it.

  2. Eric Foley:

    First lady Ri seems to have been portrayed as offering guidance – not to her husband, of course, but to the factory workers. It is rare for anyone other than Kim Jong Un, or Kim Jong Il or Kim Il Sung before him, to publicly offer guidance to anyone, even at the highest level, most trusted people are rarely ever shown doing that. So this certainly shows a high level of official trust in her. It also suggests an effort to bolster and soften the public positioning of the Pyongyang line to have him visit a cosmetics factory, and have them both appearing to offer guidance to the workers.

  3. Shakti Gawain:

    Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.

  4. Ambrose Gwinett Bierce:

    Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

  5. Jerome Dunn:

    True to DARPA's mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target, this live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.

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