From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishguideguide1 /ɡaɪd/ ●●● S3 W2 noun [countable] 1 for deciding/judgingINSTRUCTIONS something that provides information and helps you to form an opinion or make a decision The polls are not a reliable guide of how people will vote. The figures are only a rough guide.2 person a) BODLTsomeone whose job is to take tourists to a place and show them around a tour guide an experienced mountain guide b) ADVISEsomeone who advises you and influences the way you live my spiritual guide3 instructions a) TCNa book or piece of writing that provides information on a particular subject or explains how to do somethingguide to a guide to North American birds Follow our step-by-step guide. Details of how to use the various programs are in the user guide. b) TCNa guidebook4 girl British English a) DLC the Guides the Guides Association, which teaches girls practical skills → scout b) DLCa member of the Guides Association
Examples from the Corpusguide• The $ 9. 95 guides are sold at bookstores or can be ordered by calling 1-800-222-3602.• There is some need for such a guide, but unfortunately Lead on the Brain does not fill it.• You are advised not to enter the Kenyan game reserves without a guide.• A guide for hospital staff will be published shortly, covering everything from simple hygiene to security regulations.• A friend's experience isn't always the best guide for you.• Both guides cost $ 9. 95.• a free guide to financial planning• One of our guides helped me set up the tent.• I shared a canoe with our guide, Kaz.• The two students who had been walking with our guide quickly disappeared into the trees.• Our guide and interpreter said he enjoyed the work because he himself had learned much about the city.• Not sure what that means; we check the press guide.• the Good Schools Guide• This simple guide is essential if you are thinking of taking up hill walking.• A total of 377 schools are featured in the guide - now in its second edition - from across the United Kingdom.• This guide will help you to take the case.• a tour guide• That seems like a question for our experienced tour guide, Monika Koppel.• The book is an extremely useful guide to starting your own business.rough guide• However, as a rough guide, it feels slightly more Gibson-like than it does Fenderish, if that helps.• The latter is calibrated in centimetres, but most people will probably only use the rod as a rough guide.• As a rough guide, first scrub or wash, peel and slice them.• Charges differ throughout the country but 40p per cubic metre is a rough guide.• Charts, then, are only a rough guide to ideal weight.• We assume to start with that the weighted patterns provide a rough guide to playing the game.• Although individuals vary a great deal, a very rough guide is that the liver removes one unit of alcohol each hour.mountain guide• Today the once new but now traditional occupation of mountain guide is one of the most respected in the Alps.user guide• She also helps to produce a user guide for A/V workshops.