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Definition of guide:

  1. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
  2. A grooved director for a probe or knife.
  3. A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug 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.
  4. 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.
  5. A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
  6. 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
  7. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator.
  8. The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder.
  9. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
  10. To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train.

Synonyms:

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Usage examples:

  • " That's it," says the guide.

    - "The Two Destinies", Wilkie Collins.
  • Where's the Malay guide?

    - "Middy and Ensign", G. Manville Fenn.
  • " That's what it won't," said the guide quietly.

    - "The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine", Ross Kay.