verb (used with object), guided, guiding.
to assist (a person) to travel through, or reach a destination in, an unfamiliar area, as by accompanying or giving directions to the person:
He guided us through the forest.
to accompany (a sightseer) to show points of interest and to explain their meaning or significance.
to force (a person, object, or animal) to move in a certain path.
to supply (a person) with advice or counsel, as in practical or spiritual affairs.
to supervise (someone’s actions or affairs) in an advisory capacity.
a person who guides, especially one hired to guide travelers, tourists, hunters, etc.
a mark, tab, or the like, to catch the eye and thus provide quick reference.
a book, pamphlet, etc., giving information, instructions, or advice; handbook:
an investment guide.
a device that regulates or directs progressive motion or action:
a sewing-machine guide.
a spirit believed to direct the utterances of a medium.
Military. a member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
to lead the way for (a person)
to control the movement or course of (an animal, vehicle, etc) by physical action; steer
to supervise or instruct (a person)
(transitive) to direct the affairs of (a person, company, nation, etc): he guided the country through the war
(transitive) to advise or influence (a person) in his standards or opinions: let truth guide you always
a person, usually paid, who conducts tour expeditions, etc
a model or criterion, as in moral standards or accuracy
a book that instructs or explains the fundamentals of a subject or skill: a guide to better living
any device that directs the motion of a tool or machine part
(spiritualism) a spirit believed to influence a medium so as to direct what he utters and convey messages through him
(sometimes not capital) a member of an organization for girls equivalent to the Scouts US equivalent Girl Scout
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” (cf. 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.”
A device or instrument by which something is led into its proper course, such as a grooved director or a catheter guide.
[gwee-doh; Italian gwee-daw] /ˈgwi doʊ; Italian ˈgwi dɔ/ noun 1. a male given name. masc. proper name, Italian, literally “leader,” of Germanic origin (see guide (v.)). As a type of gaudy machoism often associated with Italian-Americans, 1980s, teen slang, from the name of character in Hollywood film Risky Business” (1983). noun A gaudy macho type: […]
[gahyd-n] /ˈgaɪd n/ noun, Military. 1. a small flag or streamer carried as a guide, for marking or signaling, or for identification. 2. the soldier carrying it. /ˈɡaɪdən/ noun 1. a small pennant, used as a marker or standard, esp by cavalry regiments 2. the man or vehicle that carries this n. “small flag,” 1540s, […]
[gyd-wil-ee, gweed-] /ˌgüdˈwɪl i, ˌgwid-/ noun, adjective, Scot. Obsolete. 1. .
[gwee-yen] /gwiˈyɛn/ noun 1. a former province in SW France. /French ɡɥijɛn/ noun 1. a former province of SW France: formed, with Gascony, the duchy of Aquitaine during the 12th century