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guided

[gahy-did] /ˈgaɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
accompanied by a guide:
a guided tour.
2.
supervised or controlled:
a guided beam.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; guide + -ed2
Related forms
self-guided, adjective
unguided, adjective
unguidedly, adverb
well-guided, adjective

guide

[gahyd] /gaɪd/
verb (used with object), guided, guiding.
1.
to assist (a person) to travel through, or reach a destination in, an unfamiliar area, as by accompanying or giving directions to the person:
He guided us through the forest.
2.
to accompany (a sightseer) to show points of interest and to explain their meaning or significance.
3.
to force (a person, object, or animal) to move in a certain path.
4.
to supply (a person) with advice or counsel, as in practical or spiritual affairs.
5.
to supervise (someone's actions or affairs) in an advisory capacity.
noun
6.
a person who guides, especially one hired to guide travelers, tourists, hunters, etc.
7.
a mark, tab, or the like, to catch the eye and thus provide quick reference.
8.
9.
a book, pamphlet, etc., giving information, instructions, or advice; handbook:
an investment guide.
10.
11.
a device that regulates or directs progressive motion or action:
a sewing-machine guide.
12.
a spirit believed to direct the utterances of a medium.
13.
Military. a member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English giden (v.), gide (noun) < Old French gui(d)er (v.), gui(d)e (noun) < Germanic; akin to wit2
Related forms
guidable, adjective
guideless, adjective
guider, noun
guidingly, adverb
nonguidable, adjective
preguide, verb (used with object), preguided, preguiding.
reguide, verb (used with object), reguided, reguiding.
unguidable, adjective
Synonyms
1. pilot, steer, escort. Guide, conduct, direct, lead imply showing the way or pointing out or determining the course to be taken. Guide implies continuous presence or agency in showing or indicating a course: to guide a traveler. To conduct is to precede or escort to a place, sometimes with a degree of ceremony: to conduct a guest to his room. To direct is to give information for guidance, or instructions or orders for a course of procedure: to direct someone to the station. To lead is to bring onward in a course, guiding by contact or by going in advance; hence, fig., to influence or induce to some course of conduct: to lead a procession; to lead astray. 5. regulate, manage, govern, rule. 6. pilot, director, conductor. 7. sign, signal, indication, key, clue.
Antonyms
1. follow.
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British Dictionary definitions for guided

guide

/ɡaɪd/
verb
1.
to lead the way for (a person)
2.
to control the movement or course of (an animal, vehicle, etc) by physical action; steer
3.
to supervise or instruct (a person)
4.
(transitive) to direct the affairs of (a person, company, nation, etc): he guided the country through the war
5.
(transitive) to advise or influence (a person) in his standards or opinions: let truth guide you always
noun
6.
  1. a person, animal, or thing that guides
  2. (as modifier): a guide dog
7.
a person, usually paid, who conducts tour expeditions, etc
8.
a model or criterion, as in moral standards or accuracy
9.
See guidebook
10.
a book that instructs or explains the fundamentals of a subject or skill: a guide to better living
11.
any device that directs the motion of a tool or machine part
12.
  1. a mark, sign, etc, that points the way
  2. (in combination): guidepost
13.
(spiritualism) a spirit believed to influence a medium so as to direct what he utters and convey messages through him
14.
  1. (navy) a ship in a formation used as a reference for manoeuvres, esp with relation to maintaining the correct formation and disposition
  2. (military) a soldier stationed to one side of a column or line to regulate alignment, show the way, etc
Derived Forms
guidable, adjective
guideless, adjective
guider, noun
guiding, adjective, noun
Word Origin
C14: from (Old) French guider, of Germanic origin; compare Old English wītan to observe

Guide

/ɡaɪd/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) a member of an organization for girls equivalent to the Scouts US equivalent Girl Scout
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Word Origin and History for guided

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 *wit- "to know" (cf. German weisen "to show, point out," Old English witan "to see"), from PIE *weid- "to see" (see vision). 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.

n.

mid-14c., "one who shows the way," from Old French guide, 14c. (alteration of earlier guie), 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."

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guided in Medicine

guide (gīd)
n.
A device or instrument by which something is led into its proper course, such as a grooved director or a catheter guide.

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Slang definitions & phrases for guided

guide

Related Terms

tour guide


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