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Guide meaning

guide - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder.
  2. 2. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
  3. 3. To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator.
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
  8. 8. A grooved director for a probe or knife.
  9. 9. A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
  10. 10. A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug 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.
  11. 11. One who shows the way; anything that directs.
  12. 12. To lead; direct.

guide - examples of usage

  1. On this occasion Ralph was their guide. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Whatever you say I should do, I will do; what you say I must think, or believe, or try for, that will be my guide. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. Two will guide Col. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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