verb (used with object), guid·ed, guid·ing.
Origin of guide
Synonyms for guide
Antonyms for guide
Examples from the Web for guider
Historical Examples of guider
He was the politician of the concern, the handshaker, the guider of its policy.The "Genius"
By the motion communicated to the guide bar (guider), the diamond pattern is produced, as shown in fig. 994.
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
noun (sometimes not capital)
- a person, animal, or thing that guides
- (as modifier)a guide dog
- a mark, sign, etc, that points the way
- (in combination)guidepost
- 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
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."