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English noun: guide

1. guide (person) someone employed to conduct others


Broader (hypernym)escort

Narrower (hyponym)usherette

2. guide (person) someone who shows the way by leading or advising

Broader (hypernym)leader

Narrower (hyponym)cicerone, tour guide

3. guide (communication) something that offers basic information or instruction


Broader (hypernym)enchiridion, handbook, vade mecum

Narrower (hyponym)field guide, itinerary, roadbook, travel guidebook

4. guide (cognition) a model or standard for making comparisons

Synonymstemplate, templet

Broader (hypernym)example, model

Narrower (hyponym)rhythm, speech rhythm

5. guide (person) someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

Synonymspathfinder, scout

Broader (hypernym)expert

Narrower (hyponym)hunting guide, trailblazer

Instance hyponymSacagawea, Sacajawea

6. guide (artifact) a structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

English verb: guide

1. guide (motion) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Synonymschannelise, channelize, direct, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)command, control

Narrower (hyponym)canalise, canalize, channel, conn, corner, crab, dock, helm, navigate, navigate, park, pilot, pull over, sheer, stand out, starboard, tree

2. guide (motion) take somebody somewhere

SamplesWe lead him to our chief.
Can you take me to the main entrance?.
He conducted us to the palace.

ExamplesThe men guide the horses across the field

Synonymsconduct, direct, lead, take

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Narrower (hyponym)beacon, hand, lead astray, misdirect, misguide, mislead, show, usher

3. guide (social) be a guiding or motivating force or drive

SamplesThe teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)direct

4. guide (perception) use as a guide

SamplesThey had the lights to guide on.

Synonymsguide on

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)orient, orientate

5. guide (contact) pass over, across, or through

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

Synonymsdraw, pass, run

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Narrower (hyponym)rub, thread, thread

Verb groupdraw, lead, run, string, thread

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