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Guide
WordNet 2.0
  • a model or standard for making comparisons
  • something that offers basic information or instruction
  • someone who shows the way by leading or advising
  • someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
  • someone employed to conduct others
  • guide or pass over something
  • "He ran his eyes over her body"
  • "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"
  • "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  • direct the course
  • determine the direction of travelling
  • take somebody somewhere
  • "We lead him to our chief"
  • "can you take me to the main entrance?"
  • "He conducted us to the palace"
  • use as a guide
  • "They had the lights to guide on"
  • be a guiding force, as with directions or advice
  • "The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses"
Guide
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. 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." -- Shak.

    2. 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." -- Ps. cxii. 5.

    "The meek will he guide in judgment." -- Ps. xxv. 9.

  • 1. 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.

    2. 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." -- Ps. xlviii. 14.

    3. 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; as: (a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets. (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife. (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.

    4. (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. Farrow.

    Guide bar
    (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; -- called also guide, and slide bar.

    Guide block
    (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work in contact with the guide bar.

    Guide meridian
    (Surveying) See under Meridian.

    Guide pile
    (Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to.

    Guide pulley
    (Mach.), a pulley for directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler. Knight.

    Guide rail
    (Railroads), an additional rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion on steep gradients.

 

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