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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gooroo \Goo*roo"\, Guru \Gu*ru"\ (g[=oo]*r[=oo]"), n. [Hind. gur[=u] a spiritual parent or teacher, Skr. guru heavy, noble, venerable, teacher. Cf. Grief.] 1. A spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor among the Hindus; a guru. --Malcom. [1913 Webster] 2. (g[=oo]"r[=oo]) one who has expert knowledge of a technical area and serves as an advisor to others; an expert and teacher. Usually written guru. [PJC] 3. (g[=oo]"r[=oo]) an intellectual or spiritual guide or advisor; a mentor. Usually written guru. [PJC]