Pronunciation Noun

guide (plural guides)

  1. 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.
  2. A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
  3. A sign that guides people; guidepost.
  4. Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
  5. A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
    1. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
    2. A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
    3. (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
  6. (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
  7. (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: ориенти́р
  • Russian: направля́ющая

guide (guides, present participle guiding; past and past participle guided)

  1. 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,
  2. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  3. 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.
  4. to supervise the education or training of someone.
  5. (intransitive) to act as a guide.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: guiar
  • Russian: управля́ть
  • Spanish: navegar

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