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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Old Provençal guida

guide

1 noun
     
guide1 S2 W2 [countable]
1

for deciding/judging

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) BODLT someone whose job is to take tourists to a place and show them around:
an experienced mountain guide
b) someone who advises you and influences the way you live:
3

instructions

a) TCN a book or piece of writing that provides information on a particular subject or explains how to do something
guide to
a guide to North American birds
Details of how to use the various programs are in the user guide.
b) TCN a guidebook
4

girl

British English
a)

the Guides

the Guides Association, which teaches girls practical skills [↪ scout]
b) a member of the Guides Association

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