guide


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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   1. To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or
      path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
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            I wish . . . you 'ld guide me to your sovereign's
            court.                                --Shak.
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   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.
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            He will guide his affairs with discretion. --Ps.
                                                  cxii. 5.
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            The meek will he guide in judgment.   --Ps. xxv. 9.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or
      course of life; a director; a regulator.
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            He will be our guide, even unto death. --Ps. xlviii.
                                                  14.
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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.
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   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.
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   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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