[ gahyd ]
/ gaɪd /

verb (used with object), guid·ed, guid·ing.




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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

synonym study for guide

1. Guide, conduct, direct, lead imply showing the way or pointing out or determining the course to be taken. Guide implies continuous presence or agency in showing or indicating a course: to guide a traveler. To conduct is to precede or escort to a place, sometimes with a degree of ceremony: to conduct a guest to his room. To direct is to give information for guidance, or instructions or orders for a course of procedure: to direct someone to the station. To lead is to bring onward in a course, guiding by contact or by going in advance; hence, fig., to influence or induce to some course of conduct: to lead a procession; to lead astray.

OTHER WORDS FROM guide Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for guider

  • Finally, God himself is the guider and director of him that ruleth, here prescribing to him how he is to rule, viz.

    The Divine Right of Church Government|Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
  • By the motion communicated to the guide bar (guider), the diamond pattern is produced, as shown in fig. 994.

  • He was the politician of the concern, the handshaker, the guider of its policy.

    The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser

British Dictionary definitions for guider (1 of 3)

/ (ˈɡaɪdə) /

noun (sometimes not capital)

a woman leader of a company of GuidesIn full: Guide Guider
Brownie Guider a woman leader of a pack of Brownie Guides

British Dictionary definitions for guider (2 of 3)

/ (ɡaɪd) /



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 guider (3 of 3)

/ (ɡaɪd) /


(sometimes not capital) a member of an organization for girls equivalent to the ScoutsUS equivalent: Girl Scout
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Medical definitions for guider

[ gīd ]


A device or instrument by which something is led into its proper course, such as a grooved director or a catheter guide.
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