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gu·ru

 (go͝or′o͞o, go͝o-ro͞o′)
n. pl. gu·rus
1. In Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism, a personal spiritual teacher.
2.
a. Any of the ten successive spiritual teachers who developed Sikhism between the 16th and 18th centuries.
b. Guru See Guru Granth Sahib.
3.
a. A trusted counselor and adviser; a mentor.
b. A popular or influential leader or advocate, as of a movement or idea: "In a culture that worships slimness, he was the Guru of Lean" (Erica Abeel).

[Hindi guru, from Sanskrit guruḥ, from guru-, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots.]

guru

(ˈɡʊruː; ˈɡuːruː)
n
1. (Hinduism) a Hindu or Sikh religious teacher or leader, giving personal spiritual guidance to his disciples
2. often derogatory a leader or chief theoretician of a movement, esp a spiritual or religious cult
3. often facetious a leading authority in a particular field: a cricketing guru.
[C17: from Hindi gurū, from Sanskrit guruh weighty]
ˈguruˌship n

gu•ru

(ˈgʊər u, gʊˈru)

n., pl. -rus.
1. a preceptor giving personal religious or spiritual instruction, esp. in Hinduism.
2. any person who counsels or advises; mentor.
3. a leader in a particular field: the city's cultural gurus.
[1820–30; < Hindi]

guru

A spiritual leader who embodies the teachings of his order and the founder-deity and receives pupils in his ashram.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guru - a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacherguru - a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Buddhism - the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth
religious leader - leader of a religious order
2.Guru - each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
Sikhism - the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam
religious leader - leader of a religious order
3.guru - a recognized leader in some field or of some movement; "a guru of genomics"
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others

guru

noun
1. authority, expert, leader, master, pundit, arbiter, Svengali, torchbearer, fundi (S. African) Fashion gurus dictate crazy ideas such as puffball skirts.
2. teacher, mentor, sage, master, tutor, mahatma, guiding light, swami, maharishi He set himself up as a faith healer and spiritual guru.
Translations
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guru

[ˈgʊruː] Ngurú mf

guru

[ˈguːruː ˈgʊruː] ngourou m

guru

n (lit, fig)Guru m

guru

[ˈgʊruː] n (Rel) (fig) → guru m inv
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I am no Khitai, but a Bhotiya [Tibetan], since you must know - a lama - or, say, a guru in your tongue.
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Led by dhol drummers and barefoot swordsmen, the parade, including a float containing a transcription of the sacred scriptures, travelled from Guru Nanak Sikh Temple, Prospect Street, to Fartown Sikh Temple.
To become a sacrifice for the sake of the Guru is the [true] service of God.
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President Mukherjee received a portrait of Guru Nanak Dev and a Saropa (Kirpan) on the occasion.
Mirwaiz Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview over phone from New Delhi said that he had been confined to his room since February 9, the day Afzal Guru was hanged.