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Definitions of guide

  1. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  2. take somebody somewhere; " We lead him to our chief"; " can you take me to the main entrance?"; " He conducted us to the palace"
  3. be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; " The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
  4. a model or standard for making comparisons
  5. something that offers basic information or instruction
  6. someone who shows the way by leading or advising
  7. someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
  8. someone employed to conduct others
  9. 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"
  10. use as a guide; " They had the lights to guide on"
  11. The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder.
  12. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
  13. To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.
  14. 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.
  15. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator.
  16. 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
  17. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
  18. A grooved director for a probe or knife.
  19. A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
  20. 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.
  21. One who leads or directs; conductor; director; that by which one directs his course; a guidebook.
  22. To lead or direct; influence.
  23. To lead or direct: to regulate: to influence.
  24. He who or that which guides: one who directs another in his course of life: a soldier or other person employed to obtain information for an army.
  25. One who shows the way; anything that directs.
  26. To lead; direct.
  27. To conduct in a path; lead; manage; train.
  28. One who leads another in any path.
  29. Something serving to guide; a guide- book.
  30. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course; a conductor; a director; a regulator; that which guides.
  31. To lead or direct by conducting; to regulate and manage; to influence and direct another in his conduct; to instruct; to superintend.
  32. The person or thing that directs; one who leads; a regulator.
  33. To lead or direct; to influence; to instruct; to superintend.
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Antonyms for guide

follow, pursue, bird dog.

Quotes of guide

  1. If the Old Testament were a reliable guide in the matter of capital punishment, half the people in the United States would have to be killed tomorrow. – Steve Allen
  2. The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States. – John Ashcroft
  3. It was called the Reclaim Guide It was just a general protest guide that went over security culture and stuff like that. A small portion of that guide dealt with explosives information. – Sherman Austin
  4. He who thinks and thinks for himself, will always have a claim to thanks; it is no matter whether it be right or wrong, so as it be explicit. If it is right, it will serve as a guide to direct; if wrong, as a beacon to warn. – Jeremy Bentham
  5. If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold. – Louis D. Brandeis
  6. If we take science as our sole guide if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go. – John Burroughs
  7. I just feel, in life, I'm searching for something I can rely on, something that's constant and something that's going to guide me through. And I felt that the Northern Star is a very beautiful image of that. – Melanie Chisholm
  8. To create the power of competence without creating a corresponding direction to guide the use of that power is bad education. – John S. Dickey
  9. The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture. – Ian Hamilton Finlay
  10. Those thoughts are truth which guide us to beneficial interaction with sensible particulars as they occur, whether they copy these in advance or not. – William James
  11. Whatever I have not yet learned to tolerate in myself inevitably will appear in my children. In this way, they, like Julia, guide me to a new level of self -awareness and everyone benefits. – Kenny Loggins
  12. They killed our mirror, our light, our comfort and our true guide – Antonio Pigafetta
  13. To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. – Tony Robbins
  14. Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life. – Walter Scott
  15. My teachers helped guide and motivate me; but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst. – Joseph E. Stiglitz

Usage examples for guide

  1. And once with the special guide – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  2. But there was no use in trying to guide those little horses, who seemed to know what they wanted. – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  3. You heard what the guide said. – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  4. Menka had with him a servant, who almost all the time ran before as guide – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. He who was our guide living, was still our guide though dead. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  6. As you shall hear, there was to be one much wiser than I to guide me. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  7. " That's what it won't," said the guide quietly. – The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine by Ross Kay
  8. It was already dark, two weeks later, when they arrived at the point where the guide was to meet them, as they had lost their way more than once already. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  9. So that I may have some one to guide me that I can trust. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  10. And do you believe that we ought to take our feelings for a guide – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  11. " I am far from satisfied with our Siwash guide he said. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  12. Experience alone can guide us to the place where these things are, hence indeed you need experience. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  13. Besides, we can do without you, now that we have Mr Brooke to guide us. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  14. So their guide told them how it had come to pass. – The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  15. With Nonowit as his guide he started out on the following day. – Some Three Hundred Years Ago by Edith Gilman Brewster
  16. I can get about without a guide – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. We came upon Mr Coningham round the next corner, amusing himself with the talk of the half- silly guide – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  18. It might be a great saving of trouble if we were sure we had an infallible guide – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  19. He found himself alone, and without a guide – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  20. " I am not," said the guide – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton

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