Meaning of GUIDE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ gaɪd ]

( guides, guiding, guided)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A guide is a book that gives you information or instructions to help you do or understand something.

Our 10-page guide will help you to change your life for the better.

...the Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Britain and Europe.

= guidebook



A guide is a book that gives tourists information about a town, area, or country.

The Rough Guide to Paris lists accommodation for as little as £25 a night.

= guidebook



A guide is someone who shows tourists around places such as museums or cities.

We’ve arranged a walking tour of the city with your guide.



If you guide someone around a city, museum, or building, you show it to them and explain points of interest.

...a young Egyptologist who guided us through tombs and temples with enthusiasm...

There will be guided walks around the site.

VERB : V n adv / prep , V-ed

see also guided tour


A guide is someone who shows people the way to a place in a difficult or dangerous region.

The mountain people say that, with guides, the journey can be done in fourteen days.



A guide is something that can be used to help you plan your actions or to form an opinion about something.

As a rough guide, a horse needs 2.5 per cent of his body weight in food every day...

When selecting fresh fish, let your taste buds be your guide.

N-COUNT : usu sing


If you guide someone somewhere, you go there with them in order to show them the way.

He took the bewildered Elliott by the arm and guided him out...

= lead

VERB : V n adv / prep


If you guide a vehicle somewhere, you control it carefully to make sure that it goes in the right direction.

Captain Shelton guided his plane down the runway and took off.

VERB : V n adv / prep


If something guides you somewhere, it gives you the information you need in order to go in the right direction.

They sailed across the Baltic and North Seas with only a compass to guide them.

VERB : V n


If something or someone guides you, they influence your actions or decisions.

He should have let his instinct guide him...

My mother, whose guiding principle in life was doing right, had a far greater influence on me.

VERB : V n , V-ing


If you guide someone through something that is difficult to understand or to achieve, you help them to understand it or to achieve success in it.

...a free helpline to guide businessmen through the maze of EU grants...

VERB : V n adv / prep

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