Hinduism. a preceptor giving personal religious instruction.
an intellectual or spiritual guide or leader.
any person who counsels or advises; mentor: The elder senator was her political guru.
a leader in a particular field: the city's cultural gurus.
- gu·ru·ship, noun
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How to use guru in a sentence
Bed Bath & Beyond is also refreshing its store brands under Mark Tritton, the private brand guru who came to the company last autumn from Target.Bed Bath & Beyond stock jumps 30% on first sales gain in years | Phil Wahba | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
Along the way, she'll be joined by a revolving cast of experts, including Scotland Yard detectives, medical examiners, weapons gurus and more.Famous strange demises get a second look in The Curious Life and Death of… | Jennifer Ouellette | October 1, 2020 | Ars Technica
Catering to the needs of the top tier has caused a steady flow of commissions and fees to rain upon the world’s top private bankers and wealth management gurus.From bailout debacle to global dominance: Inside the turnaround at UBS | Bernhard Warner | September 21, 2020 | Fortune
There are many aspiring gurus shilling advice, but there’s no single prescription as our jobs and living situations are vastly different.
There are a lot of gurus who are coming at it from a media buying perspective pedaling secret methods that can make you absurd returns and things like that.‘The dollar amount isn’t worth the mental toll’: Confessions of a media buyer on the pressure to keep performance up amid the pandemic | Kristina Monllos | August 25, 2020 | Digiday
The guru Rampal is in custody after a deadly battle at his ruined ashram.
And yes, that authoritarian, patriarchal guru-power structure, invariably, always leads to abuses.
And while guru literally means “teacher,” in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, it often means much more.
Point one: It pits a best-selling management guru against a trendy yogurt company.
Because, in what an ethics guru might call a “very real sense,” how is not a brand, it is reality.
With guru to lead them and point out passages through the swamp, they made speedy time in the boat.
As he hurried out of the ravine he saw guru hastily helping his mate carry the child to a higher, safer cave.
Craig felt the weirdness of the scene as he and guru started down the side of the mountain.
After disposing his force and ordering them to get as much rest as possible, Craig and guru started down to the city of the Ogrum.
"Big rock cave," guru answered, pointing toward the large stone temple that stood in the center of the city.
British Dictionary definitions for guru
a Hindu or Sikh religious teacher or leader, giving personal spiritual guidance to his disciples
often derogatory a leader or chief theoretician of a movement, esp a spiritual or religious cult
often facetious a leading authority in a particular field: a cricketing guru
- guruship, noun
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Cultural definitions for guru
In Hinduism, a teacher or spiritual leader.
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