- IPA: /ɡaɪd/
guide (plural guides)
- Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
- The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
- Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
- He will be our guide, even unto death.
- A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
- A sign that guides people; guidepost.
- Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
- A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
- A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
- A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
- (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
- (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
- (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
- French: guide
- German: Reiseleiter, Reiseleiterin, Fremdenführer, Fremdenführerin
- Portuguese: guia
- Russian: гид
- Spanish: (generic) líder, guía (employed)
- Russian: ориенти́р
- Russian: направля́ющая
guide (guides, present participle guiding; past and past participle guided)
- to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
- c. 1607–1608, William Shakeſpeare, The Late, And much admired Play, Called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. […], London: Imprinted at London for Henry Goſſon, […], published 1609, OCLC 78596089 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
- And that you'd guide me to your Soueraignes Court,
- to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
- to exert control or influence over someone or something.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 112:5 ↗:
- A good man sheweth fauour and lendeth: he will guide his affaires with discretion.
- to supervise the education or training of someone.
- (intransitive) to act as a guide.
- Spanish: guiar