verb (used with object), guid·ed, guid·ing.
- guide center,
- guide dog,
- guide fossil,
- guide left,
- guide rail
Origin of guide
Examples from the Web for guide
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.
When he was appointed few expected that he would be able to guide his committee to a radical conclusion but he did.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few years ago, one guide told us, he would be on that train and would see many Palestinians mixed in with the Jewish passengers.
This makes the guide to the Jack the Ripper Walk seem rather dated.
Twelve dollars a day was not too much to ask for board, room and guide services.Double Challenge|James Arthur Kjelgaard
Nevertheless, the calling of guide was kept in the same family for generations.
At Tali-fang one would have to depend upon his own resources to get a guide to take him into Tibet, he said.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
The road forked, and he turned to Ali Suleiman, who had marched near him from the start, in the proud capacity of guide.Cupid in Africa|P. C. Wren
And with that idea to guide her, she found the days slide by smoothly.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
- a person, animal, or thing that guides
- (as modifier)a guide dog
- a mark, sign, etc, that points the way
- (in combination)guidepost
- 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
Word Origin for guide
late 14c., "to lead, direct, conduct," from Old French guider "to guide, lead, conduct" (14c.), earlier guier, from Frankish *witan "show the way" or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *wit- "to know" (cf. German weisen "to show, point out," Old English witan "to see"), from PIE *weid- "to see" (see vision). The form of the French word influenced by Old Provençal guidar (n.) "guide, leader," or Italian guidare, both from the same source. Related: Guided; guiding.
mid-14c., "one who shows the way," from Old French guide, 14c. (alteration of earlier guie), verbal noun from guider (see guide (v.)). In book titles from 1610s; meaning "book of information on local sites" is from 1759. In 18c. France, a "for Dummies" or "Idiot's Guide to" book would have been a guid' âne, literally "guide-ass."