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Webster 1913 Edition


Guide

Guide

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Guided
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Guiding
.]
[OE.
guiden
,
gyden
, F.
guiaer
, It.
guidare
; prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth.
ritan
to watch over, give heed to, Icel.
viti
signal, AS. witan to know. The word prob. meant, to indicate, point to, and hence, to show the way. Cf.
Wit
,
Guy
a rope,
Gye.
]
1.
To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot;
as, to
guide
a traveler
.
I wish . . . you ’ld
guide
me to your sovereign's court.
Shakespeare
2.
To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.
He will
guide
his affairs with discretion.
Ps. cxii. 5.
The meek will he guide in judgment.
Ps. xxv. 9.

Guide

,
Noun.
[OE.
giae
, F.
guide
, It.
guida
. See
Guide
,
Verb.
T.
]
1.
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.
2.
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.
3.
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)
(Water Wheels)
A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
(b)
(Surgery)
A grooved director for a probe or knife.
(c)
(Printing)
A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
4.
(Mil.)
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.
Farrow.
Guide bar
(Mach.)
,
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
guide
, and
slide bar
.
Guide block
(Steam Engine)
,
a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar.
Guide meridian
.
(Surveying)
See under
Meridian
.
Guide pile
(Engin.)
,
a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to.
Guide pulley
(Mach.)
,
a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler.
Knight.
Guide rail
(Railroads)
,
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


Guide

GUIDE

,
Verb.
T.
gide.
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.

GUIDE

, n.
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.

Definition 2022


guide

guide

See also: guidé

English

Noun

guide (plural guides)

  1. Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
    The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
    • Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
      He will be our guide, even unto death.
  2. A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
  3. A sign that guides people; guidepost.
  4. Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
  5. A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
    1. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
    2. A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
    3. (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
  6. (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
  7. (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

guide (third-person singular simple present guides, present participle guiding, simple past and past participle guided)

  1. to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
    • Shakespeare
      Guide me to your sovereign's court.
  2. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  3. to exert control or influence over someone or something.
    • Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
      He will guide his affairs with discretion.
  4. to supervise the education or training of someone.
  5. (intransitive) to act as a guide.

Translations

Derived terms

References

  • guide on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • guide” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • guide” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "guide" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

French

Etymology

From Old French, borrowed from Old Provençal guida, from the verb guidar, ultimately of Germanic origin, possibly through Medieval Latin; cf. Frankish *wītan. Supplanted the older Old French guier, of the same origin. Compare Italian guida, Spanish guía. See guider for more information.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡid/

Noun

guide m (plural guides)

  1. guide person
  2. guidebook, or set itinerary.

Related terms

References

  • "guide" in the WordReference Dictionnaire Français-Anglais, WordReference.com LLC, 2006.

Anagrams


Italian

Noun

guide f

  1. plural of guida

Old French

Noun

guide m, f

  1. a guide (person who guides)

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡuðʲe/

Noun

guide f (genitive guide, nominative plural guidi)

  1. verbal noun of guidid
  2. prayer

Declension

Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative guideL guidiL guidi
Vocative guideL guidiL guidi
Accusative guidiN guidiL guidi
Genitive guide guideL guideN
Dative guidiL guidib guidib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Descendants

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
guide guide
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
nguide
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.