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.
- guid·a·ble, adjective
- guideless, adjective
- guider, noun
- guid·ing·ly, adverb
- non·guid·a·ble, adjective
- pre·guide, verb (used with object), pre·guid·ed, pre·guid·ing.
- re·guide, verb (used with object), re·guid·ed, re·guid·ing.
- un·guid·a·ble, adjective
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How to use guide in a sentence
Download this guide to explore all the winners of the 2020 Digiday Media Awards Europe.Sky News, Hearst UK and RT are Digiday Media Awards Europe winners | Digiday Awards | August 21, 2020 | Digiday
Looking through this public art guide, I noticed a number of artworks placed in police stations throughout the city.A Closer Look at the Public Art at Chicago Police Stations | by Logan Jaffe | August 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Gear Patrol, which bills itself as the definitive buying guide for men, is taking similar steps to increase engagement on its social media channels, primarily on Instagram, in order to introduce audiences to products that it covers on its website.How a new order of commerce is increasingly coming to the rescue for publishers with advertising challenges | Kayleigh Barber | August 17, 2020 | Digiday
Readers were particularly drawn to deep-dives, explainers and guides around streaming platforms’ catalogs of older shows, Hill said.U.K. entertainment title Digital Spy looks to use Apple News+ to boost global reach | Lara O'Reilly | July 29, 2020 | Digiday
The made-for-Amazon brand is using most of the tools and techniques of a best in class ad campaign strategy to have, and can serve as a guide if brands don’t know where to start.Deep Dive: How to master Amazon advertising in the new normal | Digiday | July 29, 2020 | Digiday
I've seen video of that satirical guide to SXSW in 1998 where you asked a bunch of bands odd questions.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
If history is a guide, Huckabee will need to resonate with more than just the faithful if he is to win.
Objectively, they are not just riding with the tide, but helping to guide its very direction.
Add to that the DISH Anywhere app, and you have instant access to the program guide and the ability to record shows on the go.
In “Cartoons and Cereal,” he sings, “Reminisce when I had the morning appetite/ Apple Jacks, had nothing that I hit the TV guide.”
This, of course, I always gave to the guide to use in sending the letter when he got to the trading-post.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
He said something laughingly to the head guide to the effect that climbing was good sport and a fine test for the nerves.Uncanny Tales | Various
To guide his mind into the channel of the printed exposition, he calls into play the Directory power of the attention.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Taking half a dozen men with him, and compelling the woman to act as guide, he went to the tomb in the dark.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Men of science strove to read the riddle of life; to guide and to succour their fellow creatures.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
British Dictionary definitions for guide (1 of 2)
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)
(tr) to direct the affairs of (a person, company, nation, etc): he guided the country through the war
(tr) to advise or influence (a person) in his standards or opinions: let truth guide you always
a person, animal, or thing that guides
(as modifier): a guide dog
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
a mark, sign, etc, that points the way
(in combination): guidepost
spiritualism a spirit believed to influence a medium so as to direct what he utters and convey messages through him
navy a ship in a formation used as a reference for manoeuvres, esp with relation to maintaining the correct formation and disposition
military a soldier stationed to one side of a column or line to regulate alignment, show the way, etc
- guidable, adjective
- guideless, adjective
- guider, noun
- guiding, adjective, noun
British Dictionary definitions for Guide (2 of 2)
(sometimes not capital) a member of an organization for girls equivalent to the Scouts: US equivalent: Girl Scout
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