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a. One who shows the way by leading, directing, or advising.
b. One who serves as a model for others, as in a course of conduct.
2. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
a. Something, such as a pamphlet, that offers basic information or instruction: a shopper's guide.
b. A guidebook.
a. Something that serves to direct or indicate.
b. A device, such as a ruler, tab, or bar, that serves as an indicator or acts to regulate a motion or operation.
5. A soldier stationed at the right or left of a column of marchers to control alignment, show direction, or mark the point of pivot.
v. guid·ed, guid·ing, guides
1. To serve as a guide for; conduct.
2. To direct the course of; steer: guide a ship through a channel.
3. To exert control or influence over; direct: guided the nation through the crisis.
4. To supervise the training or education of.
To serve as a guide.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal guida, from guidar, to guide, of Germanic origin; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

guid′a·ble adj.
guid′er n.
Synonyms: guide, lead1, pilot, shepherd, steer1, usher
These verbs mean to conduct on or direct to the way: guided me to my seat; led the troops into battle; a teacher piloting students through the zoo; shepherding tourists to the bus; steered the applicant to the third floor; ushering a visitor out.


n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a woman leader of a company of Guides. In full: Guide Guider
2. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) Brownie Guider a woman leader of a pack of Brownie Guides


n (Brit) → Pfadfinderinnenführerin f
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Grateful thanks Bridge Of Allan Brownies and Guiders gathered at Bridge of Allan Primary School in January, 1978, to bid farewell to Mrs Betty Parker who was stepping down from the post after 23 years.
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Guiders from Cole Valley had assisted in this project and some were there on the night as hosts, to receive awards and even a few to join in the celebration.
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Guiders and helpers also participated in some of the activities to gain their own badges at the recent annual general meeting held at Leek Wootton Village Hall.
I urge the public to arrive early to avoid congestion and to follow the directions of the guiders," he said.
We do have girls on waiting lists who cannot get into units because they are either full or there are not enough volunteer guiders.
There's no brakes on the barrows - even Guiders would struggle.
17) Groups of guiders and supervisors are active in a number of locations in England, including in the Brighton and Hove educational psychology service and Wiltshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
Segmented Roll guiders with continuous slat segments provide reliable guiding by web center or edge because the web is supported on the roll over its full width.