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Middle [[English gide, guide, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan guida, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English wītan to look after, witan to know

  • Date: 14th century


  • 1 a : one that leads or directs another's way
b : a person who exhibits and explains points of interest
c : something that provides a person with guiding information
d : signpost 1
e : a person who directs another's conduct or course of life
  • 2 a : a device for steadying or directing the motion of something
b : a ring or loop for holding the line of a fishing rod in position
c : a sheet or a card with projecting tab for labeling inserted in a card index to facilitate reference
  • 3 : a member of a unit on whom the movements or alignments of a military command are regulated —used especially in commands <guide right>

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