Definition of "guide" []

  • One who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising. (noun)
  • One who serves as a model for others, as in a course of conduct. (noun)
  • A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered. (noun)
  • Something, such as a pamphlet, that offers basic information or instruction: a shopper's guide. (noun)
  • A guidebook. (noun)
  • To lead the way for (a person) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To control the movement or course of (an animal, vehicle, etc) by physical action; steer (verb)
  • To supervise or instruct (a person) (verb)
  • To direct the affairs of (a person, company, nation, etc) (verb)
  • To advise or influence (a person) in his standards or opinions (verb)
  • A person, animal, or thing that guides (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A person, usually paid, who conducts tour expeditions, etc (noun)
  • A model or criterion, as in moral standards or accuracy (noun)
  • A book that instructs or explains the fundamentals of a subject or skill (noun)
  • Any device that directs the motion of a tool or machine part (noun)
  • A mark, sign, etc, that points the way (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A spirit believed to influence a medium so as to direct what he utters and convey messages through him (noun)
  • A ship in a formation used as a reference for manoeuvres, esp with relation to maintaining the correct formation and disposition (noun)
  • A soldier stationed to one side of a column or line to regulate alignment, show the way, etc (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "guide" in a sentence
  • "The way I saw somebody put it, the Michelin guide is for French tourists looking for something closest to what a nice restaurant at home would be like."
  • "You can also download a free PDF version of the step-by – step guide from the download page mentioned above, the guide is complete with diagrams and screen-shots."
  • "The Osteria guide is much more interesting than the Michelin guide (as a friend of mine once said, “If you want to eat at a good French restaurant in Italy, I guess the Michelin works.”)"