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guide

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a comprehensive guide
▪ You’ll need to have a comprehensive guide to university courses.
a guide dog (=trained to guide a blind person)
▪ No dogs except guide dogs are allowed in the store.
a guiding principle (=a principle that helps you decide what to do)
▪ Fairness is the guiding principle.
a travel book/guide
▪ Kyushu looks so lovely in the travel books.
definitive study/work/guide etc
▪ the definitive study of Victorian railway stations
guide dog
guided missile
guided tour
▪ You will be taken on a guided tour of the palace.
guided tour
▪ a guided tour around the Kennedy Space Center
lead/guide sb through the minefield of sth (=help someone avoid problems)
▪ Talk to a financial advisor, who can guide you through the minefield of stocks and shares.
step-by-step guide/approach/instructions etc
▪ a step-by-step guide to making it in the music business
tour guide
▪ Kim worked as a tour guide in Cambridge last summer.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
comprehensive
▪ Accommodation: The Bruges tourist office produces a comprehensive guide.
▪ Anthony Cowgill has produced the only comprehensive guide to the Maastricht Treaty.
▪ Look out for our comprehensive guide to protection equipment next summer.
▪ This comprehensive guide has 3,000 full-colour photographs and includes more than 500 step-by-step sequences.
▪ This volume will not include the slate crags, and by now a comprehensive new guide to these popular diversions should be available.
▪ A comprehensive trouble-shooting guide is given opposite which summarises most problems that arise.
▪ The booklet endeavours to be a comprehensive guide both to individuals and governing bodies on all aspects of drugs and sport.
definitive
▪ Halliwell's Film Guide the definitive guide to the movies. 4.
general
▪ Miranda Seymour's lucid biography arrives as the general reader's guide to Mary Shelley's ascent to academic cult status.
▪ Don McCormack, a former newspaper reporter and editor, publishes relocation and general information guides about Northern California counties.
▪ However, I hope that these notes will be good enough to serve as a general guide.
▪ The list given here is intended only as a general guide.
▪ The foregoing is a general guide and each claim must be considered on its merits.
▪ Table 11.1 gives a general guide to the number of time zones between the United Kingdom and other countries.
▪ As a general guide, at least half to one hour is needed, depending on the situation.
good
▪ As for prices, one of the best guides to the relative cheapness of housing is the ratio of house prices to incomes.
▪ Bring binoculars, sunscreen, walking shoes, hat and a good bird guide.
▪ A simple comparison of total estimated income from the competing products may provide as good a guide to decision making.
▪ Color seen in thin sections is a good, quick guide to the identification of certain minerals.
▪ Shorty was also a good guide and mentor for a growing lad, as good a father as any man could want.
▪ For this first contact, travellers, journalists and geographers are the best guides.
▪ The emphasis was on good visual guides with courses on the methods used to identify these objects.
▪ They turned out to be better guides than the pros.
local
▪ The local guide book will provide information on local churches and public services.
▪ After a vineyard visit, members head to Greymouth for hiking up the Franz Joseph Glacier with a local guide.
▪ This is due to the very experienced local guides who will lead every tour.
▪ In most cities we hired local guides, with mixed success.
▪ A local guide book. 24.
▪ Our local guide will give us an unrivalled insight into places of interest and bird habitat.
▪ Avon Health 89-90 is believed to be the only local guide in the country to both orthodox and complementary health.
Local telephone directories, A-Z street maps, local guides and dictionaries all proved invaluable.
practical
▪ It's increasingly popular and this book's a practical guide to using the remedies.
▪ This is the how-to, practical guide that will help you avoid opportunistic detours and stay on track.
▪ This book is a practical and timely guide to the journey leading to that return.
▪ My colleagues on Fishkeeping Answers have produced a practical guide to tank safety in their November issue which is on sale now.
▪ Birmingham Midshires has launched a debt counselling service in the form of a practical guide for home owners.
▪ And a more detailed practical guide to involving users would have been good.
▪ Feel free to use the cakes here as a source of inspiration as well as a practical guide.
▪ This is a practical guide to real-time programming, the programs provided having been tested and proved.
reliable
▪ The numbers could still be a reliable guide to a player's position even with all the playing formations these days.
▪ Actually, neither is a reliable guide.
▪ None the less, the earth's magnetic field is a much more reliable guide.
▪ In the history of science, beauty has proved itself a reliable guide to truth.
▪ For there, waiting on the platform, would be our ever reliable guide, philosopher and friend, Sam Davies.
▪ He is an honest, warm human as well as an excellent, completely reliable guide.
▪ That is why they are a more reliable guide to completeness.
▪ The only reliable guide to that is the demand at present.
rough
▪ We assume to start with that the weighted patterns provide a rough guide to playing the game.
▪ Charges differ throughout the country but 40p per cubic metre is a rough guide.
▪ However, as a rough guide, it feels slightly more Gibson-like than it does Fenderish, if that helps.
▪ Although individuals vary a great deal, a very rough guide is that the liver removes one unit of alcohol each hour.
▪ The latter is calibrated in centimetres, but most people will probably only use the rod as a rough guide.
▪ As a rough guide, first scrub or wash, peel and slice them.
▪ Charts, then, are only a rough guide to ideal weight.
▪ Here we need only to establish a rough and preliminary guide.
useful
▪ Brooks MacDonald Gayer has just launched a useful guide to the subject.
▪ Purdy modified it slightly but finds it a useful guide, particularly when working to remove fat from baked products.
▪ Retiring Abroad, published by the Financial Times is a useful guide to the making the break.
▪ Crux is useful as a guide.
▪ The acquisition by schools would seem sensible as this forms a useful and accurate guide to vessel and organ location.
▪ A useful guide to life in the Kremlin snake pit?
▪ Agenda Brugge is a useful free guide to what's on each month.
▪ Documentation is also a useful guide to the perspective of the supplier.
■ NOUN
book
▪ A third group, the humble parish churches, have their guide books.
▪ Keep all your printouts in a folder or a binder and start putting together your own guide book and itinerary.
▪ These, referred to in his diary, may just have been to illustrate special copies of other authors' guide books.
▪ Our TICs stock a wide range of publications, brochures, guide books, maps and free leaflets.
▪ Detailed guide books and catalogues available.
▪ These were often used as copies to illustrate the numerous different guide books that were being sold.
▪ The whole connection is so slight that the legend only appears in tourist-orientated guide books of the twentieth century.
▪ A children's guide book and schools pack are available along with a wealth of source material relating to the house's history.
books
▪ Old prejudices die hard and it is only very recently that chapels have been noticed at all in guide books or architectural histories.
▪ A third group, the humble parish churches, have their guide books.
▪ These, referred to in his diary, may just have been to illustrate special copies of other authors' guide books.
▪ Our TICs stock a wide range of publications, brochures, guide books, maps and free leaflets.
▪ Detailed guide books and catalogues available.
▪ These were often used as copies to illustrate the numerous different guide books that were being sold.
▪ The whole connection is so slight that the legend only appears in tourist-orientated guide books of the twentieth century.
▪ Both of them poring over maps and guide books, planning the itinerary of every marvellous day.
field
▪ It is not a comprehensive field guide.
▪ Using field guides, their notes, and samples, they work on producing a catalog of the plot.
▪ I flipped through the pages of my field guide.
▪ There was no need for anyone to consult his pocket field guide.
▪ An outline of the geology has been given in the field guide.
▪ It is clearly marked on the map recommended for use with this, and the field guide.
▪ A field guide to the Quaternary deposits has been completed; it includes descriptions of important interglacial deposits found during the survey.
tour
▪ He likes his new life as a tour guide better, he says, because he likes people.
▪ Was I expected to take time off from work to play tour guide, as our host in New Zealand had?
▪ The official tour guide, a close-cropped ragga called Garfield Logan, asks us to leave our shoes outside.
▪ This act of gross indecency provoked stern disapproval from the tour guide.
▪ The tour guides say it took a year to sculpt each ceiling.
▪ Most of these groups are missing from both hipster tour guides and the colonial archive.
▪ Hostetler served as tour guide, supervising an offense that shed its lingering turnover habit.
■ VERB
act
▪ Rather, they can act only as a guide to decision making by making the assumptions underlying the decisions explicit.
▪ My only function is to act as a guide.
▪ Office of Innovation facilitators can act as a guide for those involved with innovation.
▪ The buses stop at hotels, rather than train stations, and the drivers also act as guides.
▪ Species lists are also available, to act as a guide in identifying characins.
▪ The world of neural networks and pattern recognition is likely to act as a major guide.
▪ Kaye's role was collate and to act as guide.
▪ Above: Richly robed, the Samburu tribesman who acted as guide to the party.
follow
▪ If you think that monthly interest would be a useful supplement to your income, follow our guide.
▪ The following guides suggest how to maximize the dollars for these products.
▪ Just follow our simple step-by-step guide now and unleash the stellar power of your mobile phone.
▪ Because of my ongoing involvement, almost every teacher in the school may follow this one curriculum guide.
▪ In the table that follows we provide a guide to avoiding discriminatory language.
offer
▪ Here we offer a guide to what is worth pushing your way to the front of the crowd for.
▪ Rather, the Taylors offered a guide they met along the road fifteen francs to bring it back.
▪ Nor is there offered a guide to accountancy principles and practice.
▪ To assist novices, the magazine is offering a free guide to solving cryptic crosswords.
▪ That he'd offer to be her guide?
▪ What we offer here is a guide for you to follow when you list your own goals.
▪ Benefits guide: Age Concern Cleveland is offering the most up-to-date guide to money benefits for older people.
produce
▪ Accommodation: The Bruges tourist office produces a comprehensive guide.
▪ My colleagues on Fishkeeping Answers have produced a practical guide to tank safety in their November issue which is on sale now.
▪ She also helps to produce a user guide for A/V workshops.
▪ Anthony Cowgill has produced the only comprehensive guide to the Maastricht Treaty.
▪ The money will be used to set up the trail and to produce a waterproof colour guide.
▪ Michael Haines has produced a nontechnical guide to the natural, economic and social factors which shape the modern industry.
provide
▪ Many libraries provide printed guides on the use of the library as part of their orientation programme.
▪ The Scriptures alone provide an absolute guide to proper human conduct.
▪ It certainly demonstrates the power of conjugation and provides a definite guide for further puzzles of this type.
▪ Many areas are producing books, brochures and maps to provide a guide to this history.
▪ The manometer readings provide the best guide to circulatory volume and thus allow fluid replacement therapy to be accurately calculated.
▪ However, it does provide a unique guide to Leonardo's inner self.
▪ Zhang Qian then sent out other envoys to the neighbouring states and the Wusun provided them with guides and interpreters.
▪ The lecture provides a guide to the subject-matter and sets out the foundations on which the student must build.
publish
▪ New York-based Martindale-Hubbell publishes an eight-volume guide to the legal profession which contains entries for 700,000 lawyers and 44,000 law firms.
▪ The World Bank has published a guide to help nonspecialists choose a sanitation system.
▪ Future generations will probably publish guides to the galaxy.
▪ The Service has also published a comprehensive guide to project design and support proposal preparation called the Proposal Writing Workshop.
▪ Gabbitas, Truman &038; Thring will give advice, and they also publish a helpful guide to colleges.
▪ Both case studies and policies will be published as a guide for curriculum planners.
serve
▪ To prevent this there must exist rules capable of serving as effective guides to action.
▪ The proposal serves as a guide to the hypothesis testing process which embodies the specific purpose of the study effort.
▪ Tradition serves as a guide, not an absolute.
▪ Hostetler served as tour guide, supervising an offense that shed its lingering turnover habit.
▪ These areas served as guides for subsequent excavation.
▪ Stewart was a versatile artist; painting was his lifelong passion and his pictures can serve as a guide to his career.
▪ However, I hope that these notes will be good enough to serve as a general guide.
write
▪ I think I should write a guide book because I have the appreciation value for cheesy things.
▪ Some have written guides for children.
▪ This well written, concise guide is presented in a very easy to use A5 ring bound format.
▪ At the time of writing the guide Flora's knowledge and love of Liphook's countryside and footpaths was well-known.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
guiding light/hand/star
▪ And that is what Aeneas's young son did under the guiding hand of Alecto.
▪ Eddie was his hero, his guiding light.
▪ Father Peter, its guiding light, was also its provider of funds and sustenance.
▪ That will be the guiding light of the next Labour government.
▪ To followers, he is more than just a guiding light - he is the Messiah.
▪ Under Mr Yarrow's guiding hand, the reputation of the school was untarnished, these five long years.
guiding principle
▪ Although controversies still abound, there are some guiding principles for the conduct of daily schooling.
▪ Competition, time-serving, jockeying for advantage, and avoiding blame were the new guiding principles.
▪ His presidency lacked an over-arching theme or a guiding principle.
▪ Prudence would be the guiding principle.
▪ That principle is the guiding principle in the assessment of damages in personal injuries cases.
▪ The guiding principle of the Okapi research is that the system must adapt itself to the user rather than the converse.
▪ They can do this by establishing clear guiding principles against which all actions need to be evaluated.
▪ They take as their guiding principle that they will safeguard this right. 37.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ A guide for hospital staff will be published shortly, covering everything from simple hygiene to security regulations.
▪ a free guide to financial planning
▪ A friend's experience isn't always the best guide for you.
▪ a tour guide
▪ One of our guides helped me set up the tent.
▪ Our guide and interpreter said he enjoyed the work because he himself had learned much about the city.
▪ That seems like a question for our experienced tour guide, Monika Koppel.
▪ The book is an extremely useful guide to starting your own business.
▪ the Good Schools Guide
▪ This simple guide is essential if you are thinking of taking up hill walking.
▪ You are advised not to enter the Kenyan game reserves without a guide.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A total of 377 schools are featured in the guide - now in its second edition - from across the United Kingdom.
▪ Both guides cost $ 9. 95.
▪ I shared a canoe with our guide, Kaz.
▪ Not sure what that means; we check the press guide.
▪ The $ 9. 95 guides are sold at bookstores or can be ordered by calling 1-800-222-3602.
▪ The two students who had been walking with our guide quickly disappeared into the trees.
▪ There is some need for such a guide, but unfortunately Lead on the Brain does not fill it.
▪ This guide will help you to take the case.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
action
▪ As this has never been attempted by the Department, there is no experience to guide such actions.
▪ The issues to be decided are contemporary as are the actors with motives or ideas to guide or justify action.
▪ Like Kant's Ideas they have a regulative function, guiding our actions and our cognitive efforts in a certain direction.
▪ He was not a prophet who had a vision around which he constructed a schema to guide his action.
▪ They need encouragement as a plant needs water, especially in being guided towards pro-social actions.
▪ The second states the general character of the considerations which should guide the actions of authorities.
▪ From this position, perceptions can be seen to guide human action.
▪ Individuals should follow an indirect strategy, guiding their action by one standard in order better to conform to another.
choice
▪ I would not try to guide the nation's choice.
▪ As always, performance should guide your choice.
▪ Some of Lakatos's remarks suggest that his criterion of rationality was intended to guide theory choice.
▪ It may well have been the presence of a check that guided Mozart's choice.
▪ In the absence of rational criteria to guide theory choice, theory change becomes akin to religious conversion.
▪ An ideal compromise between the two, based on the sharpness of your own reflexes, should guide your choice.
▪ Even some form of simplified logistics involving issue and shelf counts can provide useful information to guide the choice of subject areas.
hand
▪ Once again, I must stress that I do not see a great male conspiracy behind this, nor invisible hands guiding it.
▪ A sense of displacement forced her to respond to the pressure of his hand on her back guiding her.
▪ He saw himself proudly standing in that wondrous car, his hands triumphantly guiding those steeds which Jove himself could not master.
▪ He felt like the hand guiding a giant firearm.
▪ Flanner, eight years older, took her in hand, guided her to theater, concerts, and exhibitions.
▪ She kept hold of his hand and guided him from the room.
▪ And the wisp of a child kept hold of her hand, guiding her.
principle
▪ This overview sets out the origins of case management, its transformation into care management, and the principles guiding its practice.
▪ Through analyzing these competencies, businesses can discover the most important principles that should guide organizational change and development through uncertain periods.
▪ But what ethical principles should guide the allocation of resources?
▪ If you predominantly agree, use the ten new management principles to guide your efforts.
▪ In man also there seems to be a similar principle to guide him on his journey.
▪ Today, there are certain economic principles guiding factors of the law.
▪ I asked him what he did, and what principles guided him.
▪ Next, the team decided they needed a set of values and principles to guide them.
rule
▪ There are some rules which can guide us.
▪ Excuses and equity function retrospectively in particular cases rather than as general prospective rules seeking to guide conduct.
tour
▪ Seemed like a question for an expert like professional Viennese tour guide Monika Koppl.
▪ A journalist, who liked traveling, started a new career in her forties as a tour guide.
▪ The free event includes educational tours, guided programs, living history re-enactments and exhibits galore.
■ VERB
help
▪ Using a finger or pen helps to guide the eye.
▪ The book highlights the lack of good signposts to help guide grieving individuals.
▪ Let me pick out three aspects that may help to guide us.
▪ How can we use them to help guide us into our not so distant future?
▪ Programmed ventricular stimulation not only helps to guide the selection of antiarrhythmic drug therapy but also provides important prognostic information.
▪ And remember, at every stage you're helped and guided by Britain's leading self build home company.
▪ He had lost another close companion, another friend, one who had helped and guided him and given him such pleasure.
▪ Objectives help to guide a student's learning by specifying the range of experience available.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Sammler was a huge help, guiding me through the dangers of the city streets.
▪ The pilot guided the plane to a safe landing.
▪ The travellers were guided around the Hindu Kush by local people who had lived there all their lives.
▪ We were always guided by the belief that we would be rescued.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He guided David Smith's Perth to the world title in 1991.
▪ I guided Doreen away from the grave.
▪ In man also there seems to be a similar principle to guide him on his journey.
▪ One day, the primary teacher guiding children through their instructional computer program may be able to prevent reading failure altogether.
▪ Permissive parents, on the other hand, are too lax about guiding their children.
▪ The constellation of values that these stories promulgate has guided the family for several generations now.
Wikipedia

Guide

A guide is a person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations. The term can also be applied to a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom.

Guide (ship)

Guide was a convict ship that transported six convicts from Calcutta, India to Fremantle, Western Australia in 1855. It arrived in Fremantle on 9 January 1855. The six convicts were all soldiers who had been convicted by court-martial and sentenced to transportation. In addition to the convicts, there were 16 passengers on board.

Guide (disambiguation)

A Guide is a person with specialized knowledge that helps laypersons travel thru an area

Guide or The Guide may also refer to:

Guide (hypertext)

Guide was a hypertext system developed by Peter J. Brown at the University of Kent in 1982. The original Guide implementation was for Three Rivers PERQ workstations running Unix. The Guide system became the third hypertext system to be sold commercially, marketed by Office Workstations Ltd (OWL) in 1984 and later by InfoAccess. "Guide" won Brown the British Computer Society's award for technical innovation in 1988. He retired in 1999 and died of cancer in 2007, according to a tribute page at the University of Kent website.

Ian Ritchie, founder of OWL, presented a Ted talk in 2011 describing his missed opportunity to convert Guide to a graphical browser for the Web at its inception in 1990, titled "The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee."

In September 1986, Guide was ported by OWL to the Apple Macintosh, and in July 1987 to Microsoft Windows. (In 1987 Apple had begun giving away its own graphical programming system, HyperCard, which had some hypertext features.) According to news reports in 1988, OWL announced plans to release a version of Guide for the IBM PS/2 line of computers under the name "Hyper Document," in competition with Hypercard on the Apple Macintosh.

OWL gradually shifted the focus of Guide from a low-cost "hypertext word processor" to a more expensive CD-ROM multimedia development system.

Unlike most hypertext systems, the main link mechanism in Guide is based on replacement, meaning that when following a link, the current node breaks open, making room for the destination node. The anchor of the link is replaced by the contents of the destination node. One can close the destination node, which means that it is once again replaced by the text of the anchor. Thus, the basic method of navigation using Guide was the expansion button, in which a section was replaced when selected and in which an expansion would provide additional levels of detail. This allowed the user, whether they were a document author or a reader, to expand and contract a document, viewing the desired level at any time, not unlike viewing methods used in Adobe Acrobat files. Using this method means that the structure of the document must be strictly hierarchical.

Guide supported pop-ups for small annotations, and so-called jumps, which behave like the follow-link operation in most hypertexts (as in van Dam's FRESS system). The jumps allow for the creation of non-hierarchical links.

Guide (film)

Guide is a 1965 romantic drama film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the novel The Guide, by R. K. Narayan.

The film was a box office hit upon release. The movie proved memorable for its award-winning performances by the lead actors and memorable music by S. D. Burman. Time magazine listed it at Number Four on its list of Best Bollywood Classics.

A 120-minute U.S. version was written by Pearl S. Buck, and directed and produced by Tad Danielewski. The film was screened at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, 42 years after its release.

Guide (Adventist magazine)

Guide magazine is a Seventh-day Adventist weekly periodical published by Pacific Press Publishing Association. It is a Christian story magazine that uses true stories to illustrate Bible passages and is targeted to 10- to 14-year-old youth.

Guide is often distributed to "Earliteen" and "Junior" Sabbath School students at the end of class and provides a Bible study guide for the week. Since its beginning, Guide has been popular reading during the church service for young people.

The magazine is published in a 32-page full-color 6x8" format.

Guide (software company)

Guide is a Miami, Florida based technology startup company developing a newsreader app that translates text from online news sources, blogs and social media streams into streaming audio and video. The company's apps include animal character readers.The company was founded in 2012 by chief executive officer Freddie Laker, and privately launched its mobile app in alpha in February 2013.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

guide

Guide \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 life; a director; a regulator.

    He will be our guide, even unto death.
    --Ps. xlviii. 14.

  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:

    1. (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.

    2. (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife.

    3. (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 directing 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.

Wiktionary

guide

n. 1 Someone who #Verb, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation. 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. 6 # A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel. 7 # A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery. 8 # (context printing dated English) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set. 9 (context occult English) A spirit believed to speak through a medium. 10 (context military English) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest. vb. 1 to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path. 2 to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot. 3 to exert control or influence over someone or something. 4 to supervise the education or training of someone. 5 (context intransitive English) to act as a guide.

WordNet

guide

  1. v. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling [syn: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, channelize, channelise]

  2. take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" [syn: lead, take, direct, conduct]

  3. be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses" [syn: steer]

  4. use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on" [syn: guide on]

  5. 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" [syn: run, draw, pass]

guide

  1. n. someone employed to conduct others [syn: usher]

  2. someone who shows the way by leading or advising

  3. something that offers basic information or instruction [syn: guidebook]

  4. a model or standard for making comparisons [syn: template, templet]

  5. someone who can find paths through unexplored territory [syn: scout, pathfinder]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

guide

late 14c., "to lead, direct, conduct," from Old French guider "to guide, lead, conduct" (14c.), earlier guier, from Frankish *witan "show the way" or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *wit- "to know" (cognates: German weisen "to show, point out," Old English witan "to see"), from PIE *weid- "to see" (see vision). The form of the French word influenced by Old Provençal guidar (n.) "guide, leader," or Italian guidare, both from the same source. Related: Guided; guiding.

guide

mid-14c., "one who shows the way," from Old French guide, 14c. (alteration of earlier guie), verbal noun from guider (see guide (v.)). In book titles from 1610s; meaning "book of information on local sites" is from 1759. In 18c. France, a "for Dummies" or "Idiot's Guide to" book would have been a guid' âne, literally "guide-ass."

Gazetteer

Usage examples of "guide".

Which she could do: better to convoy with riders you knew than ones the truckers picked, and Aby was an experienced senior guide whose recommendation counted.

Then someone was helping her, telling her in some strange accent to bring him in here, hands guiding her shoulders, leading her into a tent with a soft glow of lamplight.

Their skilful guide, changing his plan of operations, then conducted the army by a longer circuit, but through a fertile territory, towards the head of the Euphrates, where the infant river is reduced to a shallow and accessible stream.

His speech was very moderate, although it might have appeared that he was guided by some acrimonious feeling in selecting Lord Glenelg for attack.

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Kero thought, as she guided Hellsbane afoot through the darkness, stumbling now and again over a root or a rock.

That is why, if you are guided by me, dear Agaric, you will not engage the Church in this adventure.

Nabby, appraising the politicians she encountered in New York, including Governor George Clinton, surmised there were few for whom personal aggrandizement was not the guiding motivation.

Bundesgrenzschutz a force of West German riot police who guard airports, embassies and the border and an elderly Englishman in a curious nautical uniform worn by the British Frontier Service, which acts as guides for ail British army patrols on land, air and river.

Houston while the airmobile purred along contentedly, guided by intermittent streams of binary being directed up at it from somewhere below.

The Akka guide strode beside him, seemingly unperturbed by this change of plan.

The almanac at that time was a kind of periodical as well as a guide to natural phenomena and the weather.

You need to guide us to Amicus and to tell us how and when the Red Cadre jumped you.

The result was that when the newcomer left the hotel with the cicerone, a man detached himself from the rest of the idlers, and without having been seen by the traveler, and appearing to excite no attention from the guide, followed the stranger with as much skill as a Parisian police agent would have used.

In arguing that feelings should guide man on how to live, Rousseau may be seen as one of the originators of the romantic movement.