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guide

[ gahyd ]
/ gaɪd /
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verb (used with object), guid·ed, guid·ing.
noun
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Origin of guide

1325–75; Middle English giden (v.), gide (noun) <Old French gui(d)er (v.), gui(d)e (noun) <Germanic; akin to wit2

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To guide someone is to assist them in traveling through or in reaching a destination by accompanying them or giving them directions. How does guide compare to synonyms conduct, direct, and lead? Find out on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for guide (1 of 2)

guide
/ (ɡaɪd) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of guide

guidable, adjectiveguideless, adjectiveguider, nounguiding, adjective, noun

Word Origin for guide

C14: from (Old) French guider, of Germanic origin; compare Old English wītan to observe

British Dictionary definitions for guide (2 of 2)

Guide
/ (ɡaɪd) /

noun
(sometimes not capital) a member of an organization for girls equivalent to the ScoutsUS equivalent: Girl Scout
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for guide

guide
[ gīd ]

n.
A device or instrument by which something is led into its proper course, such as a grooved director or a catheter guide.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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