What Does Guide Mean?

(What does the dictionary online word Guide mean?)
Guide means... A structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
Dictionary Word: Guide | Part of speech: noun

Guide also means... someone who shows the way by leading or advising
Dictionary Word: Guide | Part of speech: noun

Guide also means... pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Dictionary Word: Guide | Part of speech: verb

Guide also means... use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on"
Dictionary Word: Guide | Part of speech: verb

Guide also means... be a guiding or motivating force or drive; "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
Dictionary Word: Guide | Part of speech: verb

Related Dictionary Definitions for Guide:

What does field guide mean?
A guidebook describing natural objects of some type that might be encountered in the field; "a field guide to mushrooms"

What does guide dog mean?
A dog trained to guide the blind

What does guide rope mean?
A rope used to guide the movement of the load of a crane

What does guide word mean?
A word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page

What does guidebook mean?
Something that offers basic information or instruction

What does guided mean?
Subject to guidance or control especially after launching; "a guided missile"

What does guided missile mean?
A rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices

What does guided missile cruiser mean?
A cruiser that carries guided missiles

What does guided missile frigate mean?
A frigate that carries guided missiles

What does guideline mean?
A light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters

What does guidepost mean?
A rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

What does honey guide mean?
Small bird of tropical Africa and Asia; feeds on beeswax and honey and larvae

What does hunting guide mean?
Guide to people hunting in unfamiliar territory

What does misguided mean?
Wrong in e.g. opinion or judgment; "well-meaning but misguided teachers"; "a mistaken belief"; "mistaken identity"

What does tour guide mean?
A guide who leads others on a tour

What does travel guidebook mean?
A guidebook for travelers

What does unguided mean?
Not subject to guidance or control after launching; "unguided missiles"

What does waveguide mean?
A hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves; used in radar


v. t. [imp. & p.p. Guided; p. pr. & vb. n.Guiding.] [OE. guiden, gyden, F. guiaer,It. guidare; prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. ritanto watch over, give heed to, Icel. viti signal, AS. witan toknow. The word prob. meant, to indicate, point to, and hence, to showthe way. Cf. Wit, Guy a rope, Gye.]

1. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct ina course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.

I wish . . . you 'ld guide me to yoursovereign's court.

2. To regulate and manage; to direct; toorder; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct andinfluence intellectually or morally; to train.

He will guide his affairs withdiscretion.
Ps. cxii. 5.

The meek will he guide in judgment.
Ps. xxv. 9.


, n. [OE. giae, F.guide, It. guida. See Guide, v.t.] 1. A person who leads or directsanother in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibitspoints of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that whichguides; a guidebook.

2. One who, or that which, directs another inhis conduct or course of life; a director; a regulator.

He will be our guide, even untodeath.
Ps. xlviii. 14.

3. Any contrivance, especially one having adirecting edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to themotion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, orfor directing the hand or eye, as of an operator; as:(a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel fordirecting the flow of water to the wheel buckets.(b) (Surgery) A grooved director for aprobe or knife. (c) (Printing) Astrip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy heis setting.

4. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer orsoldier placed on the directing flank of each subdivision of a columnof 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 asteam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motionof the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being asubstitute for the parallel motion; -- called also guide, andslide bar. -- Guide block (SteamEngine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work incontact with the guide bar. -- Guidemeridian. (Surveying) See underMeridian. -- Guide pile(Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point towork to. -- Guide pulley (Mach.), apulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; anidler. Knight. -- Guide rail(Railroads), an additional rail, between the others,gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means ofpropulsion on steep gradients.

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