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Meaning of GUIDE

Pronunciation:  gId

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a model or standard for making comparisons
  2. [n]  something that offers basic information or instruction
  3. [n]  someone who shows the way by leading or advising
  4. [n]  someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
  5. [n]  someone employed to conduct others
  6. [v]  guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  7. [v]  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  8. [v]  take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
  9. [v]  use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on"
  10. [v]  be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"

GUIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: channelise, channelize, conduct, direct, draw, guide on, guidebook, head, lead, maneuver, manoeuvre, pass, pathfinder, point, run, scout, steer, steer, take, template, templet, usher
 See Also: beacon, broadcast, canalise, canalize, channel, cicerone, circularise, circularize, circulate, command, conn, control, corner, diffuse, direct, disperse, disseminate, distribute, dock, enchiridion, escort, example, expert, field guide, handbook, hunting guide, itinerary, lead astray, leader, misguide, mislead, model, navigate, orient, orientate, park, pass around, pass over, pilot, propagate, pull over, rhythm, roadbook, rub, sheer, show, speech rhythm, spread, stand out, starboard, tour guide, travel guidebook, usher, usherette, vade mecum, wipe



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Guide\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guided}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Guiding}.] [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. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or
       path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
             I wish . . . you 'ld guide me to your sovereign's
             court.                                --Shak.
    2. To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to
       superintend the training or education of; to instruct and
       influence intellectually or morally; to train.
             He will guide his affairs with discretion. --Ps.
                                                   cxii. 5.
             The meek will he guide in judgment.   --Ps. xxv. 9.
  2. \Guide\, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide},
    v. t.]
    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.
    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) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the
           flow of water to the wheel buckets.
       (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife.
       (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct the
           compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
    4. (Mil.) 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. --Farrow.
    {Guide bar} (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the
       crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston
       rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute
       for the parallel motion; -- called also {guide}, and
       {slide bar}.
    {Guide block} (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the
       crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar.
    {Guide meridian}. (Surveying) See under {Meridian}.
    {Guide pile} (Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a
       point to work to.
    {Guide pulley} (Mach.), a pulley for directing or changing
       the line of motion of belt; an idler. --Knight.
    {Guide rail} (Railroads), an additional rail, between the
       others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the
       locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients.
Computing Dictionary
  1. graphical user interface Development Environment from sun.

  2. A hypertext system from the University of Kent (GB) and owl for displaying on-line documentation.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or dreaming that you are a guide indicates that a higher force is guiding you toward your goals. You are on the right path.
Thesaurus Terms
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