- guide1 W2S2 [gaıd] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(for deciding/judging)¦2¦(person)¦3¦(instructions)¦4¦(girl)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1300-1400; : French; Origin: Old Provençal guida]1.) ¦(FOR DECIDING/JUDGING)¦something that provides information and helps you to form an opinion or make a decision▪ The polls are not a reliable guide of how people will vote.▪ The figures are only a rough guide .2.) ¦(PERSON)¦a) someone whose job is to take tourists to a place and show them around▪ a tour guide▪ an experienced mountain guideb) someone who advises you and influences the way you live▪ my spiritual guide3.) ¦(INSTRUCTIONS)¦a) a book or piece of writing that provides information on a particular subject or explains how to do somethingguide to▪ a guide to North American birds▪ Follow our step-by-step guide .▪ Details of how to use the various programs are in the user guide .b) a guidebook4.) ¦(GIRL)¦BrE a) the Guidesthe Guides Association, which teaches girls practical skills→↑scoutb) a member of the Guides Associationguide 2guide2 v [T]1.) to take someone to a place= ↑lead guide sb along/through etc▪ He guided us through the narrow streets to the central mosque.see usage note ↑direct22.) to help someone or something to move in a particular directionguide sb/sth into/towards etc▪ He guided her firmly towards the sofa.▪ Searchlights were used to guide the ship into the harbour.3.) to influence someone's behaviour or ideas▪ Teenagers need adults to guide them.4.) to show someone the right way to do something, especially something difficult or complicatedguide sb through sth▪ Guide your students through the program one section at a time.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.