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[gahyd-boo k] /ˈgaɪdˌbʊk/
a book of directions, advice, and information, especially for travelers or tourists.
Origin of guidebook
1805-15; guide + book
Related forms
guidebookish, guidebooky, adjective Unabridged
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  • It must have been brand new when the guidebook was published.
  • Ray consults a guidebook and decides they must be at the wrong restaurant.
  • Carry a small day-pack that fits your valuables, camera and guidebook while you are exploring different ports.
  • Buy a guidebook so he can read up on all there is to see and do.
  • Buy a guidebook, history, or work of fiction set in the locale.
British Dictionary definitions for guidebook


a handbook with information for visitors to a place, as a historic building, museum, or foreign country Also called guide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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