- accompanied by a guide: a guided tour.
- supervised or controlled: a guided beam.
Origin of guided
- 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 guidebook.
- a book, pamphlet, etc., giving information, instructions, or advice; handbook: an investment guide.
- a guidepost.
- 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.
Origin of guide
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Examples from the Web for guided
But the bomber was surrounded by guided weapons, some seen for the first time in public.How China Will Track—and Kill—America’s Newest Stealth Jets
December 2, 2014
The Taliban were Islamic and brought Islam with them, and all our justice is guided by Islam and the Quran.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley
Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman
November 15, 2014
Guided by a people smuggler, they crossed a frozen river that separated the two countries.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State
October 31, 2014
The principles he has taught them include one that has guided him through his years on the job.The President and the Tow Truck Driver
September 25, 2014
Ninety miles from American shores, the Castro family rules over the island prison of Cuba guided by communist principles.Communism's Victims Deserve a Museum
August 25, 2014
She said it, as if guided by an instinct, to sound the depth of his love for her.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
The third night we left the bridge, guided by a young Indian.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
"A Britisher of sorts" had come into the street, guided by an Arab.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
My mind is in such confusion, I have no power to decide; I will be guided by your advice.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
She guided him deftly back to music, to the opera, to the night of Iphigenia.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
- 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 opinionslet 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
- See guidebook
- a book that instructs or explains the fundamentals of a subject or skilla 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
- navya ship in a formation used as a reference for manoeuvres, esp with relation to maintaining the correct formation and disposition
- militarya soldier stationed to one side of a column or line to regulate alignment, show the way, etc
- (sometimes not capital) a member of an organization for girls equivalent to the ScoutsUS equivalent: Girl Scout
Word Origin and History for guided
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."
- A device or instrument by which something is led into its proper course, such as a grooved director or a catheter guide.