guide

guide
guide1 W2S2 [gaıd] n
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1¦(for deciding/judging)¦
2¦(person)¦
3¦(instructions)¦
4¦(girl)¦
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[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 guide
b) someone who advises you and influences the way you live
my spiritual guide
3.) ¦(INSTRUCTIONS)¦
a) a book or piece of writing that provides information on a particular subject or explains how to do something
guide 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 guidebook
4.) ¦(GIRL)¦
BrE a) the Guides
the Guides Association, which teaches girls practical skills
→↑scout
b) a member of the Guides Association
guide 2
guide2 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 notedirect2
2.) to help someone or something to move in a particular direction
guide 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 complicated
guide sb through sth
Guide your students through the program one section at a time.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • guide — [ gid ] n. m. et f. • 1370; a. provenç. ou it. guida I ♦ N. 1 ♦ Personne qui accompagne (qqn) pour montrer le chemin, renseigner. Servir de guide à qqn. ⇒ cicérone, fam. cornac. Guide de montagne : alpiniste professionnel(le) diplômé(e). Guide d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • guide — 1. (ghi d ) s. m. 1°   Celui, celle qui conduit une personne et, l accompagnant, lui montre le chemin. Il a pris un guide fidèle et expérimenté. On a des guides pour les excursions dans les Alpes ou les Pyrénées. •   Elle voulut être mon guide,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • guide- — ⇒GUIDE , élém. de compos. Élém. de compos. déverbal du verbe guider, servant à la constr. de subst. gén. masc. désignant essentiellement des appareils, des ustensiles servant à guider : guide âme, subst. masc. [Par imitation parodique de guide… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Guide — Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guide — Guide, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide}, v. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guide — vb Guide, lead, steer, pilot, engineer are comparable when meaning to direct a person or thing in his or its course or to show the way which he or it should follow. Guide usually implies assistance either by means of a person with intimate… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • guide — guide·book; guide; guide·less; guide·ship; mis·guide; guide·book·ish; guide·booky; guide·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Guide — [frz.: gid , engl.: gaɪd ], der; s, s [frz., engl. guide < mfrz. guide, zu: guider = führen < afrz. guier, aus dem Germ.]: 1. Reisebegleiter, der Touristen führt. 2. Reiseführer o. Ä. als Handbuch. * * * Guide   [französisch gid, englisch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Guide — Guide, v. 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide — ist: der Singular von Guiden; der Kreis Guide (贵德县) im Autonomen Bezirk Hainan der Tibeter in der chinesischen Provinz Qinghai, siehe Guide (Hainan). die Bezeichnung für einen Helfer im Blindenfußball, der den Spielern vom Spielfeldrand Hinweise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • guide — [gīd] vt. guided, guiding [ME giden < OFr guider < guide < It guida < Goth * wida, leader, guide < * witan, to observe, akin to OE witan, to see: see WISE1] 1. to point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead 2. to… …   English World dictionary

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