guide

Definitions

  • Using a Try-Square as a Guide in Boring
    Using a Try-Square as a Guide in Boring
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v guide pass over, across, or through "He ran his eyes over her body","She ran her fingers along the carved figurine","He drew her hair through his fingers"
    • v guide direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • v guide take somebody somewhere "We lead him to our chief","can you take me to the main entrance?","He conducted us to the palace"
    • v guide use as a guide "They had the lights to guide on"
    • v guide be a guiding or motivating force or drive "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
    • n guide a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
    • n guide a model or standard for making comparisons
    • n guide something that offers basic information or instruction
    • n guide someone who shows the way by leading or advising
    • n guide someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
    • n guide someone employed to conduct others
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"WHAT ARE YOU DOIN' THEM C'RECT GUIDES AT, OLE MAN? A SHILLIN'? NOT me!" "WHAT ARE YOU DOIN' THEM C'RECT GUIDES AT, OLE MAN? A SHILLIN'? NOT me!"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1965, the price for an issue of TV Guide was 15 cents
    • Guide A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets.
    • Guide A grooved director for a probe or knife.
    • Guide (Mil) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directing flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics.
    • Guide A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook.
    • Guide A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
    • Guide Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator
    • Guide One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of life; a director; a regulator. "He will be our guide , even unto death."
    • Guide To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler. "I wish . . . you 'ld guide me to your sovereign's court."
    • Guide To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train. "He will guide his affairs with discretion.""The meek will he guide in judgment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1943, the July issue of "Transportation Magazine" had an article entitled "1943 Guide to Hiring Women."
    • guide To show the way to; lead or conduct.
    • guide To direct or regulate; manage; give direction to; control.
    • guide To use; treat.
    • guide Synonyms and
    • guide Guide, Direct, Sway; manage, control, pilot, steer. Guide implies that the person guiding accompanies or precedes, while direct need not mean more than that he gives instructions, which may be from a distance. The figurative uses of these words are not far from the same meanings. Direct may imply that we must reflect and exercise judgment, guide that we trustingly follow where we are led; but direct also means to exercise absolute authority: as, he directed all the movements of the army by telegraph from the seat of government. Sway in this connection is used of some influence, often bad and always strong, which turns us aside from what otherwise might have been our course, and in this sense is nearly equal to bias. (See comparison under authority.) We are guided or directed by principle or reason, or by a real friend, and swayed by our passions or feelings, or by unwise or unworthy associates.
    • n guide One who leads or directs another or others in a way or course; a conductor; specifically, one engaged in the business of guiding; a person familiar with a region, town, public building, etc., who is employed to lead strangers, as travelers or tourists, to or through it.
    • n guide One who or that which determines or directs another in his conduct or course of action; a director; a regulator.
    • n guide Milit.: One resident in or otherwise familiar with the neighborhood where an army is encamped in time of war, employed or forced to give intelligence concerning the country, and especially about the roads by which an enemy may approach. The guides accompany headquarters.
    • n guide One of the non-commissioned officers or other enlisted men who take positions to mark the pivots, marches, formations, and alinements in modern discipline.
    • n guide A guide-book.
    • n guide In mining: A cross-course.
    • n guide plural Same as cage-guides.
    • n guide Something intended to direct or keep to a course or motion; a contrivance for regulating progressive motion or action: as, a sewing-machine guide. See guide-bar, guide-rail, etc. Specifically— In printing: A flat movable rule, or other device, used by type-setters to mark place on their copy. A projection on the feed-board or laying-on board of a printing-press which determines the correct position of a sheet to be printed.
    • n guide In music: The subject or dux of a fugue.
    • n guide A direct.
    • n guide plural In an engine, the rods on which, or the surfaces between which, the cross-head of the piston slides: usually called cross-head guides.
    • n guide In surgery: A filiform bougie passed through a stricture of the urethra or other canal, over which a tunneled sound of larger size is passed. See tunneled
    • n guide A sound grooved in its convexity, which is passed through the urethra into the bladder and against which the point of the knife is directed in operations upon the prostatic urethra.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bibliomancy is the practice by some people of opening the Bible at random and being guided for the day by whatever verse they see first.
    • v.t Guide gīd to lead or direct: to regulate: to influence
    • n Guide he who, or that which, guides: one who directs another in his course of life: a soldier or other person employed to obtain information for an army: a guide-book: anything calculated to maintain in a certain direction or position
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.”
  • James Stalker
    James Stalker
    “How poor a guide enthusiasm is when it is not informed with the mind and spirit of God.”
  • Les Brown
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    “Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.”
  • John Mcdonald
    John Mcdonald
    “You return and again take the proper course, guided by what? -- By the picture in mind of the place you are headed for...”
  • Jeane Kirkpatrick
    Jeane Kirkpatrick
    “History is a better guide than good intentions.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. guiden, gyden, F. guiaer, It. guidare,; prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. ritan, to watch over, give heed to, Icel. viti, signal, AS. witan to know. The word prob. meant, to indicate, point to, and hence, to show the way. Cf. Wit Guy a rope, Gye.

Usage

In literature:

A guide is something more than one who goes to show the way.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
Late in the evening Lejoillie arrived, guided by a black whom he had engaged for the purpose.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Captain Garningham, I offer my services to you as a guide for Florida.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
Even the burly ruffian who was to guide them looked at her as if she were an angel.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
Was it just the minister's personal influence teaching, guiding, restraining, encouraging?
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Harley glanced at the guide, and noticed that his face was now decidedly anxious.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
And why were the guides just a little doubtful?
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
There is a godly man hereabout, unto whom I will have recourse; and he shall guide you in this perplexity.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Long Isaac had engaged a guide, and procured fresh deer in place of those which were fatigued.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
The elephant trip was to take place the next day, and guides came over that night, with a fresh party of natives.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
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In poetry:

But up amang the unco guid
There rase a murmurin won'er:
"This is a deemis want o' heed,
The man's a special sinner!"
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
God guide us to some sun-blessed little star,
We ask not where,
Nor whether it be near or it be far,
So Love is there.
"Heaven" by Virna Sheard
I want to be a soldier,
From realms of heavenly light,
Be pure in soul, and bold in heart,
And guide all mankind right.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Enough; is there a world of love,
No more we ask to know;
The hand will guide thy ways above
That shaped thy task below.
"A Memorial tribute" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then how will ev'ry tumult cease,
And ev'ry storm subside;
When perfect love shall crown the soul,
And resignation guide.
"The Advantages Of Resignation" by Elizabeth Bath
"He sees the blossoms waving
Their banners of yellow and blue,
While the humble bee is piping
A march to guide it through.
"The Painter And The Fairy" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

NFL Bettor 's Guide: Falcons should fly past Raiders.
NFL Bettor 's Guide: Bears are the best bet in Week 5.
It also picks up the tab for regional conferences for the guides like the one in Washington.
We received an e-mail from guide Ray Austin of TopCat Guide Service, with photos of a new state record in the junior anglers program.
Federal big-science spending has been guided by a politics of display, a taste for the heroic media event, since the space race of the 1960's.
Standard design features include hardened spindle gears ground to reduce backlash and a special saw blade guide/damping device to stabilize the blade and prolong tool life.
In this illustrated guide, author Peter Proctor walks you through the process that farmers and gardeners swear by.
Will Friedwald A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers.
The innovations include robotic legs and a tongue piercing that can guide a wheelchair.
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital (SNLH), through its affiliation with Corvallis Radiology, is now offering ultrasound guided breast biopsies in Lincoln City.
2007 interpol bioterrorism guide company and product information about POSA, POSAI.
The June 30 guided birding hike still has openings.
A Guide For The Backyard Bird Watcher .
David Sibley is a noted birder and author of birding guides.
The first stop for the field guides.
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In science:

Thus, something must guide the overall reconfiguration.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
To “grow” stable structures, modules are guided by local attractors (seeds) and global gradients (scents) toward good configurations.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Influence of guiding magnetic field on emission of stimulated photons in generators utilizing periodic slow-wave structures.
Influence of guiding magnetic field on emission of stimulated photons in generators utilizing periodic slow-wave structures
Effect of guiding magnetic field on evolution of stimulated emission is considered.
Influence of guiding magnetic field on emission of stimulated photons in generators utilizing periodic slow-wave structures
The critical value of guiding field for which the transverse dynamics of electron don’t contribute to emission is determined.
Influence of guiding magnetic field on emission of stimulated photons in generators utilizing periodic slow-wave structures
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