Definitions for: Guide

[n] a model or standard for making comparisons
[n] something that offers basic information or instruction
[n] someone who shows the way by leading or advising
[n] someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
[n] someone employed to conduct others
[v] 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"
[v] direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
[v] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
[v] use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on"
[v] be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Shak.

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.

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 lifo; a director; a regulator.

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

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:
(a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the
flow of water to the wheel buckets.
(b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife.
(c) (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
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. --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.

Synonyms: channelise, channelize, conduct, direct, draw, guide on, guidebook, head, lead, maneuver, manoeuvre, pass, pathfinder, point, run, scout, steer, steer, take, template, templet, usher

See Also: beacon, broadcast, canalise, canalize, channel, cicerone, circularise, circularize, circulate, command, conn, control, corner, diffuse, direct, disperse, disseminate, distribute, dock, enchiridion, escort, example, expert, field guide, handbook, hunting guide, itinerary, lead astray, leader, misguide, mislead, model, navigate, orient, orientate, park, pass around, pass over, pilot, propagate, pull over, rhythm, roadbook, rub, sheer, show, speech rhythm, spread, stand out, starboard, tour guide, travel guidebook, usher, usherette, vade mecum, wipe

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