Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Guide"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Gide \Gide\, Guide \Guide\, n. [OF. guide, guiche.] (Anc. Armor)
The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung
across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder.
--Meyrick (Ancient Armor).

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Guide \Guide\, n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See {Guide},
v. t.]
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 lifo; a director; a regulator.

He will be our guide, even unto death. --Ps. xlviii.

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
directiug 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Guide \Guide\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guided}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Guiding}.] [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.}]
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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: someone employed to conduct others [syn: {usher}]
2: someone who shows the way by leading or advising
3: something that offers basic information or instruction [syn:
4: a model or standard for making comparisons [syn: {template},
5: someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
[syn: {scout}, {pathfinder}]
v 1: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
[syn: {steer}, {maneuver}, {manoeuvre}, {direct}, {point},
2: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can
you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to
the palace" [syn: {lead}, {take}, {direct}, {conduct}]
3: be a guiding force, as with directions or advice; "The
teacher steered the gifted students towards the more
challenging courses" [syn: {steer}]
4: use as a guide; "They had the lights to guide on" [syn: {guide
5: 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" [syn: {run}, {draw},

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