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 guiding
A personal favorite is “C Is For Cookie” for guiding me through a 1994 playground debate over how to spell the word.
Or do her parents—who are also artists—play a large role in guiding the brush that pulled in well over $200,000 in 2012?
Other parents told me that their daughters simply seemed to prefer other toys apart from their guiding influence.
And decency is our great, guiding strength as we face such monstrous foes as ISIS.From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil?|Michael Daly|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so far, our guiding principle as a society seems to be that Internet access should be available whenever possible.
He was big and strong for his age, and was constantly swinging an ax or guiding a plow.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines|Clayton Edwards
It is not easy for generous and sustained reflection to become a guiding and illuminating method in action.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Just so she had pictured to herself Apollo with the beautiful locks, guiding the sun-chariot.An Egyptian Princess, Complete|Georg Ebers
The Tahitians are hospitable, and display great civility in guiding travellers in the middle of the woods, and in their mountains.The Human Race|Louis Figuier
There seems to be absolutely no method of guiding itself to the precise spot where a bulb may be growing.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
- 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."