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Etymology

Originated 1325–75 from Middle English verb giden or noun gide, from Old French verb guider or noun guide, from Old Provençal guida, from guidar, from Germanic; see Proto-Indo-European *weid-.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
guide

Plural
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  1. someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
  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.
  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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to guide

Third person singular
guides

Simple past
guided

Past participle
-

Present participle
guiding

to 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.
  2. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  3. to exert control or influence over someone or something.
  4. to supervise the education or training of someone.
  5. (intransitive) to act as a guide.

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References

  • Wikipedia-logo.png 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

Pronunciation

Noun

guide m. (plural guides)

  1. guide person, guidebook, or set itinerary.

References

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

Italian

Noun

guide f.

  1. Plural form of guida.

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