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guidebook

[gahyd-boo k]
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noun
  1. a book of directions, advice, and information, especially for travelers or tourists.
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Origin of guidebook

First recorded in 1805–15; guide + book
Related formsguide·book·ish, guide·book·y, adjective
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for guidebook

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  • She had a way of reading the guidebook, too, that made Isobel see the things.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • Do they force their mixture of guidebook and water on each other?

  • His philosophy was not a guidebook or map, but a rough and often miry trail.

  • They were interested in seeing only such things as had been recommended by the guidebook.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • When a guidebook tries to be humorous it only succeeds in being foolish.

    Europe Revised

    Irvin S. Cobb


British Dictionary definitions for guidebook

guidebook

noun
  1. a handbook with information for visitors to a place, as a historic building, museum, or foreign countryAlso called: guide
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