guide

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Etymology 1[edit]

c. 1325–75. From Middle English guide, from the Old French guide, from Old Occitan guida, from guidar, from Frankish *wītan (to show the way, lead), from Proto-Germanic *wītaną (to see, know; go, depart), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see, know). Cognate with Old English wītan (to see, take heed to, watch after, guard, keep). Related also to English wit.

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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English guiden, from Old French guider, from Old Occitan guidar, from Frankish *wītan (to show the way, lead), from Proto-Germanic *wītaną (to see, know; go, depart), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see, know).

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.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French guide, borrowed from Old Occitan 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.

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Noun[edit]

guide m (plural guides)

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

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Descendants[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 of guida

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English guide

Noun[edit]

guide m (definite singular guiden, indefinite plural guider, definite plural guidene)

  1. a guide (person who guides tourists)
  2. a guide (handbook, e.g. for tourists)

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Verb[edit]

guide (imperative guid, present tense guider, passive guides, simple past and past participle guida or guidet, present participle guidende)

  1. to guide (usually tourists)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English guide

Noun[edit]

guide m (definite singular guiden, indefinite plural guidar, definite plural guidane)

  1. a guide (person who guides tourists)
  2. a guide (handbook, e.g. for tourists)

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Verb[edit]

guide (present tense guidar, past tense guida, past participle guida, passive infinitive guidast, present participle guidande, imperative guid/guide)

  1. to guide (usually tourists)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide m, f

  1. a guide (person who guides)

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Old Irish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

guide f (genitive guide, nominative plural guidi)

  1. verbal noun of guidid
  2. prayer

Declension[edit]

Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative guideL guidiL guidi
Vocative guideL guidiL guidi
Accusative guidiN guidiL guidi
Genitive guide guideL guideN
Dative guidiL guidib guidib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

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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.

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guide c

  1. guide (person who guides)
  2. (computing) wizard (program or script used to simplify complex operations)

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