guiding


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guide

 (gīd)
n.
1.
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.
3.
a. Something, such as a pamphlet, that offers basic information or instruction: a shopper's guide.
b. A guidebook.
4.
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
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.guiding - exerting control or influence; "a guiding principle"
leading - going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
2.guiding - showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress"
leading - going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
Translations

guiding

[ˈgaɪdɪŋ] ADJ guiding principleprincipio m director
guiding starestrella f de guía

guiding

attr he took on a guiding role in his nephew’s lifeer wurde ein Leitbild im Leben seines Neffen; guiding forceleitende Kraft; guiding handleitende Hand; guiding principleLeitmotiv nt; guiding starLeitstern m

guiding

[ˈgaɪdɪŋ] adj (principle) → informatore/trice
he needs a guiding hand → ha bisogno di qualcuno che lo guidi
guiding light or star (fig) → guida
References in classic literature ?
Your pardons, Senors," he began, "but if it will please you to avail yourself of the humble services of myself, I shall have great pleasure in guiding you into the interior.
But the impulse that was guiding her would not suffer her to entertain any such thought.
And Isaacs & Sons were delighted at the great man's pleasantry, and afterward repeated it many times, calling upon each other to bear witness, and Spear felt as though some one had given him a new backbone, and Andrews, who was guiding Thorndike out of the building, was thinking to himself what a great confidence man had been lost when Thorndike became a banker.
I had such perfect trust in him that while he was guiding me I was ready to charge up to the very cannon's mouth.
John equipped himself, and, with a lantern in hand, was soon seen guiding the senator's carriage towards a road that ran down in a hollow, back of his dwelling.
Then they sat together, with a slate before them, and Tom gave Becky the pencil and held her hand in his, guiding it, and so created another surprising house.