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Guide \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.

  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.

  1. Subject to guidance v

  2. (en-past of: guide)


adj. subject to guidance or control especially after launching; "a guided missile" [ant: unguided]


Usage examples of "guided".

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

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.

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

We refuse to range under the principle of freedom those whose conduct is directed by such fancy: the baser sort, therefore, mainly so guided, cannot be credited with self-disposal or voluntary act.

I did all I could to dry her tears, and she begged me to be a father to her, assuring me that she would never again do anything to render her unworthy of my friendship, and that she would always be guided by my advice.

I praise Thee and I thank Thee for that whereby Thou hast favored Thine humble maidservant, Thy slave beseeching and supplicating Thee, because Thou hast verily guided her unto Thine obvious Kingdom and caused her to hear Thine exalted Call in the contingent world and to behold Thy Signs which prove the appearance of Thy victorious reign over all things.

A directed magnetic field would churn the interstellar plasma as it was guided into a Bussard ramjet.

Queen should not give herself airs, and that,she must be made to understand that the Princess Dowager and her dear friend Lord Bute were the two who had guided His Majesty before his marriage and they intended to go on doing so.

Nevill Caird were in the cypress avenue when Victoria Ray drove up in a ramshackle cab, guided by an Arab driver who squinted hideously.

His eminence came to see me, and told me that I ought to be guided by my confessor.

The autopark guided the car to a VIP spot by one of the Elegy-style columns flanking the main entrance, and as we stepped out a man in a middle-level business capelet emerged from the wrought-styraline doors.

She handed Zach the instruments, and he guided one of them into the abdomen, pressing on the vena cava just as it divided into the iliac veins that drained the lower extremities.

Joe guided their aircraft between the foothills and the coastal plain until they encountered the huge ceratopsid herd.

Yama and Telmon had most of the major verses of the Puranas by heart, and were guided by Zakiel to read extensively in chrestomathies and incunabulae, but while Telmon dutifully followed the program Zakiel set out, Yama preferred to idle time away dreaming over bestiaries, prosopographies and mapsmost especially maps.