guide

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originated 1325–75 from the Middle English verb giden or noun gide, from the Old French verb guider or noun guide, from Old Provençal guida, from guidar, from Germanic, from Frankish [script?] (*witan, to show the way). Akin to Old English witan (to know); see Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide (plural guides)

  1. Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
    The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
    • Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
      He will be our guide, even unto death.
  2. A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
  3. A sign that guides people; guidepost.
  4. Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
  5. A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
    1. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
    2. A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
    3. (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
  6. (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
  7. (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

guide (third-person singular simple present guides, present participle guiding, simple past and past participle guided)

  1. to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
    • Shakespeare
      Guide me to your sovereign's court.
  2. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  3. to exert control or influence over someone or something.
    • Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
      He will guide his affairs with discretion.
  4. to supervise the education or training of someone.
  5. (intransitive) to act as a guide.

Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo.png guide on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • guide” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • guide” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "guide" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.



French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, borrowed from Old Provençal guida, from the verb guidar, ultimately of Germanic origin, possibly through Medieval Latin; cf. Frankish *witan. Supplanted the older Old French guier, of the same origin. Compare Italian guida, Spanish guía. See guider for more information.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide m (plural guides)

  1. guide person
  2. guidebook, or set itinerary.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "guide" in the WordReference Dictionnaire Français-Anglais, WordReference.com LLC, 2006.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide f

  1. plural form of guida

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide m (oblique plural guides, nominative singular guides, nominative plural guide)

  1. a guide (person who guides)

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide f (iā-stem)

  1. Verbal noun of guidid.
  2. prayer

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
guide guide
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
nguide
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.