Meaning of GUIDE in English


Pronunciation: ' g ī d

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English gide, guide, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan guida, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English w ī tan to look after, witan to know ― more at WIT

Date: 14th century

1 a : one that leads or directs another's way b : a person who exhibits and explains points of interest c : something that provides a person with guiding information d : SIGNPOST 1 e : a person who directs another's conduct or course of life

2 a : a device for steadying or directing the motion of something b : a ring or loop for holding the line of a fishing rod in position c : a sheet or a card with projecting tab for labeling inserted in a card index to facilitate reference

3 : a member of a unit on whom the movements or alignments of a military command are regulated ― used especially in commands < guide right>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.