Etymology
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guide (v.)

late 14c., "to lead, direct, conduct," from Old French guider "to guide, lead, conduct" (14c.), earlier guier, from Frankish *witan "show the way" or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *witanan "to look after, guard, ascribe to, reproach" (source also of German weisen "to show, point out," Old English witan "to reproach," wite "fine, penalty"), from PIE root *weid- "to see." The form of the French word influenced by Old Provençal guidar (n.) "guide, leader," or Italian guidare, both from the same source. Related: Guided; guiding. Guided missile, one capable of altering course in flight, is from 1945.

guide (n.)

mid-14c., "one who shows the way," from Old French guide, 14c., verbal noun from guider (see guide (v.)). In book titles from 1610s; meaning "book of information on local sites" is from 1759. In 18c. France, a "for Dummies" or "Idiot's Guide to" book would have been a guid' âne, literally "guide-ass." Guide-dog for the blind is from 1932.

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Definitions of guide
1
guide (n.)
someone employed to conduct others;
Synonyms: usher
guide (n.)
someone who shows the way by leading or advising;
guide (n.)
something that offers basic information or instruction;
Synonyms: guidebook
guide (n.)
a model or standard for making comparisons;
Synonyms: template / templet
guide (n.)
someone who can find paths through unexplored territory;
Synonyms: scout / pathfinder
guide (n.)
a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something;
2
guide (v.)
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;
Synonyms: steer / maneuver / manoeuver / manoeuvre / direct / point / head / channelize / channelise
guide (v.)
take somebody somewhere;
Synonyms: lead / take / direct / conduct
guide (v.)
be a guiding or motivating force or drive;
Synonyms: steer
guide (v.)
use as a guide;
They had the lights to guide on
Synonyms: guide on
guide (v.)
pass over, across, or through;
Synonyms: run / draw / pass
From wordnet.princeton.edu