See also: guidé, Guide, guìdé, and Guìdé

English edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: gīd, 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, or to lead them through dangerous terrain.
    Synonym: guider
    The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
  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.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 75:
      The familiars of the magicians, on the other hand, were not in all cases evil, and often may have approximated the "guides" with whom present-day spiritualists are well acquainted.
  7. (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Korean: 가이드 (gaideu)
  • Japanese: ガイド (gaido)
  • Norwegian: guide
  • Swedish: guide
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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.
  2. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  3. to exert control or influence over someone or something.
  4. to supervise the education or training of someone.
  5. (intransitive) to act as a guide.
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Etymology edit

From English guide.

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guide

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) to guide
    guide做嘢 [Cantonese]  ―  gaai1 zyu6 keoi5 zou6 je5 [Jyutping]  ―  (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Etymology edit

From Old French guide, borrowed from Old Occitan guida, from the verb guidar, ultimately of Germanic origin, possibly through Medieval Latin; compare 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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guide m (plural guides)

  1. guide person
  2. guidebook, or set itinerary

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References edit

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

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwi.de/
  • Rhymes: -ide
  • Hyphenation: guì‧de

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guide f

  1. plural of guida

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English guide.

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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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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.

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

  1. to guide (usually tourists)

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guide m or f

  1. a guide (person who guides)

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Old Irish edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Celtic *gʷedyā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰedʰ-yeh₂.

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guide f (genitive guide, nominative plural guidi)

  1. verbal noun of guidid
  2. prayer
    • c. 808, Félire Oengusso, Epilogue, line 421; republished as Whitley Stokes, transl., Félire Óengusso Céli Dé: The Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee, Harrison & Sons, 1905:
      In guide ro·ngád-sa, ní ar ulc fri doíni.
      The prayer that I have prayed, it is not for evil onto humanity.

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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Descendants edit

  • Irish: guí
  • Manx: gwee (curse, imprecation)
  • Scottish Gaelic: guidhe

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.

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guide c

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

Declension edit

Declension of guide 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative guide guiden guider guiderna
Genitive guides guidens guiders guidernas