Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot;
I wish . . . you ’ld
guideme to your sovereign's court.
To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.
guidehis affairs with discretion.
Ps. cxii. 5.
The meek will he guide in judgment.
Ps. xxv. 9.
A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook.
One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of life; a director; a regulator.
He will be our
guide, even unto death.
Ps. xlviii. 14.
Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator; as:
A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
A grooved director for a probe or knife.
A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directing flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics.
the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; – called also–
a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar.–
a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to.–
a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler.
an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; as, to guide an enemy or a traveler, who is not acquainted with the road or course.
The meek will he guide in judgment. Ps.25.
2.To direct; to order.
He will guide his affairs with discretion. Ps.112,
3.To influence; to give direction to. Men are guided by their interest, or supposed interest.
4.To instruct and direct. Let parents guide their children to virtue, dignity and happiness.
5.To direct; to regulate and manage; to superintend.
I will that the younger women marry, bear children, and guide the house. 1 Tim.5.
1.A person who leads or directs another in his way or course; a conductor. The army followed the guide. The traveler may be deceived by his guide.
2.One who directs another in his conduct or course of life.
He will be our guide, even unto death. Ps.48.
3.A director; a regulator; that which leads or conducts. Experience is one of our best guides.