Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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 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.
A Guide is a person with specialized knowledge that helps laypersons travel thru an area
Guide or The Guide may also refer to:
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 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\, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See Guide, v. t.]
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.
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.
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:
(Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
(Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife.
(Printing) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses" [syn: steer]
use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on" [syn: guide on]
n. someone employed to conduct others [syn: usher]
someone who shows the way by leading or advising
something that offers basic information or instruction [syn: guidebook]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
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."
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.