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

Misc. Definitions

\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.
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\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. 1
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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.

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