- 1 English
- 2 French
- 3 Italian
- 4 Old French
- 5 Old Irish
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 Frankish *wītan (“to show the way”). Akin to Old English witan (“to know”); see Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.
guide (plural guides)
- 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.
- A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
- A sign that guides people; guidepost.
- Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
- A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
- (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
- (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
- to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
- Guide me to your sovereign's court.
- to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
- to exert control or influence over someone or something.
- Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
- He will guide his affairs with discretion.
- Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
- to supervise the education or training of someone.
- (intransitive) to act as a guide.
- 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.
From Old French, borrowed from Old Provençal guida, from the verb guidar, ultimately of Germanic origin, possibly through Medieval Latin; cf. Frankish *wītan. Supplanted the older Old French guier, of the same origin. Compare Italian guida, Spanish guía. See guider for more information.
guide m (plural guides)
- "guide" in the WordReference Dictionnaire Français-Anglais, WordReference.com LLC, 2006.
- “guide” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of
guide m, f
- a guide (person who guides)
guide f (genitive guide, nominative plural guidi)
- verbal noun of
- Irish: guí
|Old Irish mutation|
pronounced with /ɣ(ʲ)-/
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.