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Definition 1: a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something - [noun denoting artifact]

(guide is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

Definition 2: a model or standard for making comparisons - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) a representative form or pattern

"I profited from his example"

(... is a kind of guide ) the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements

"the rhythm of Frost's poetry"

Definition 3: something that offers basic information or instruction - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location

(... is a kind of guide ) a guidebook describing natural objects of some type that might be encountered in the field

"a field guide to mushrooms"

(... is a kind of guide ) a guidebook describing the roads of a country; contains maps and (sometimes) a gazetteer

(... is a kind of guide ) a guidebook for travelers

Definition 4: someone employed to conduct others - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) an attendant who is employed to accompany someone

(... is a kind of guide ) a female usher

Definition 5: someone who can find paths through unexplored territory - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

(... is a kind of guide ) guide to people hunting in unfamiliar territory

(... is a kind of guide ) someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees

(... is an instance of guide) the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way

Definition 6: someone who shows the way by leading or advising - [noun denoting person]

(guide is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of guide ) a guide who conducts and informs sightseers

(... is a kind of guide ) a guide who leads others on a tour

Definition 7: pass over, across, or through - [verb of contact]

Samples where guide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ran his eyes over her body
  • She ran her fingers along the carved figurine
  • He drew her hair through his fingers

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of guide ) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

(... is a kind of guide ) pass through or into

"thread tape" "thread film"

(... is a kind of guide ) pass a thread through

"thread a needle"

(guide has a similar meaning as ...) thread on or as if on a string

"string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"

(guide has a similar meaning as ...) cause something to pass or lead somewhere

"Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Definition 8: take somebody somewhere - [verb of motion]

Samples where guide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We lead him to our chief
  • can you take me to the main entrance?
  • He conducted us to the palace

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of guide ) guide with a beacon

(... is a kind of guide ) guide or conduct or usher somewhere

"hand the elderly lady into the taxi"

(... is a kind of guide ) lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions

"The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver"

(... is a kind of guide ) take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

"The usher showed us to our seats"

Definition 9: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of guide ) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

"Park the car in front of the library" "Can you park right here?"

(... is a kind of guide ) force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

(... is a kind of guide ) direct the flow of

"channel information towards a broad audience"

(... is a kind of guide ) act as the navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance

"Is anyone volunteering to navigate during the trip?" "Who was navigating the ship during the accident?"

(... is a kind of guide ) conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

(... is a kind of guide ) turn to the right, of helms or rudders

(... is a kind of guide ) steer away from shore, of ships

(... is a kind of guide ) direct carefully and safely

"He navigated his way to the altar"

(... is a kind of guide ) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

(... is a kind of guide ) be at or take the helm of

"helm the ship"

(... is a kind of guide ) steer a vehicle to the side of the road

"The car pulled over when the ambulance approached at high speed"

(... is a kind of guide ) cause to sheer

"She sheered her car around the obstacle"

(... is a kind of guide ) maneuver into a dock

"dock the ships"

Definition 10: use as a guide - [verb of perception]

Samples where guide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They had the lights to guide on

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) determine one's position with reference to another point

"We had to orient ourselves in the forest"

Samples where guide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses

Synonyms for guide in the sense of this definition

(guide is a kind of ...) be in charge of

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