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English noun: guide

1. guide (person) someone employed to conduct others


Synonymsusher


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


Synonymsguidebook


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.


Synonymssteer


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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