Guide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡaɪd|  American pronunciation of the word guide
Brit.  |ɡʌɪd|  British pronunciation of the word guide


- someone employed to conduct others (syn: usher)
- someone who shows the way by leading or advising
- something that offers basic information or instruction (syn: guidebook)
- a model or standard for making comparisons (syn: template, templet)
- someone who can find paths through unexplored territory (syn: pathfinder, scout)
- a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something


- direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (syn: channelise, channelize, direct, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer)
- take somebody somewhere (syn: conduct, direct, lead, take)
- be a guiding or motivating force or drive (syn: steer)
- use as a guide
- pass over, across, or through (syn: draw, pass, run)


We hired a guide for our trip to the mountains.

He was my friend and my guide in the early years of my career.

They used the stars as a guide to find their way back.

If past experience is any guide, we're in for a long and difficult project.

He guided us around the city.

He claims that there were unknown forces guiding the outcome of the election.

He carefully guided the ship into the harbor.

She guided her team to victory.

Let your conscience guide you.

Her example helped to guide me toward a career in medicine.

In his work, he has always been guided by a desire to help other people.

programs to help guide teenagers away from drug use

She had a guiding influence on my decision.

His guiding principle when he built his house was that bigger was better.

The feelings are dangerous guides.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: guide
he/she/it: guides
present participle: guiding
past tense: guided
past participle: guided
singular: guide
plural: guides
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