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Meaning & Definition of Guide in English

English

Guide

/gaɪd/

noun

1. Someone employed to conduct others

    synonym:
  • usher
  • ,
  • guide

2. Someone who shows the way by leading or advising

    synonym:
  • guide

3. Something that offers basic information or instruction

    synonym:
  • guidebook
  • ,
  • guide

4. A model or standard for making comparisons

    synonym:
  • template
  • ,
  • templet
  • ,
  • guide

5. Someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

    synonym:
  • scout
  • ,
  • pathfinder
  • ,
  • guide

6. A structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something

    synonym:
  • guide

verb

1. Direct the course

  • Determine the direction of travelling
    synonym:
  • steer
  • ,
  • maneuver
  • ,
  • manoeuver
  • ,
  • manoeuvre
  • ,
  • direct
  • ,
  • point
  • ,
  • head
  • ,
  • guide
  • ,
  • channelize
  • ,
  • channelise

2. Take somebody somewhere

  • "We lead him to our chief"
  • "Can you take me to the main entrance?"
  • "He conducted us to the palace"
    synonym:
  • lead
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • direct
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • guide

3. Be a guiding or motivating force or drive

  • "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
    synonym:
  • guide
  • ,
  • steer

4. Use as a guide

  • "They had the lights to guide on"
    synonym:
  • guide
  • ,
  • guide on

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • guide
  • ,
  • run
  • ,
  • draw
  • ,
  • pass

Examples of using

Where can I buy a guide to the city?
This museum needs a new guide.
Can I hire a guide who speaks Japanese?