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guide

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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, from Frankish [script needed] (*witan, to show the way). Akin to Old English witan (to know); see Proto-Indo-European *weyd-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

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.

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  • Wikipedia-logo.png 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.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, borrowed from Old Provençal guida, from the verb guidar, ultimately of Germanic origin, possibly through Medieval Latin; cf. Frankish *witan. Supplanted the older Old French guier, of the same origin. Compare Italian guida, Spanish guía. See guider for more information.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

guide m (plural guides)

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

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "guide" in the WordReference Dictionnaire Français-Anglais, WordReference.com LLC, 2006.

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ItalianEdit

NounEdit

guide f

  1. plural form of guida

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

guide m (oblique plural guides, nominative singular guides, nominative plural guide)

  1. a guide (person who guides)

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

guide f (iā-stem)

  1. Verbal noun of guidid.
  2. prayer

DescendantsEdit

MutationEdit

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.