2. To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and
influence intellectually or morally; to train.
He will guide his affairs with discretion.Ps. cxii. 5.
The meek will he guide in judgment.Ps. xxv. 9.
(Guide), n. [OE. giae, F. guide, It. guida. See Guide, v. t.]
1. A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits
points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook.
2. One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of life; a director; a regulator.
He will be our guide, even unto death.Ps. xlviii. 14.
3. Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to
the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye,
as of an operator; as: (a) (Water Wheels) A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel
buckets. (b) (Surgery) A grooved director for a probe or knife. (c) (Printing) A strip or device to direct
the compositor's eye to the line of copy he is setting.
4. (Mil.) A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directing flank of each subdivision of a
column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in
Guide bar (Mach.), the part of a steam engine on which the crosshead slides, and by which the motion
of the piston rod is kept parallel to the cylinder, being a substitute for the parallel motion; called also
guide, and slide bar. Guide block (Steam Engine), a block attached in to the crosshead to work
in contact with the guide bar. Guide meridian. (Surveying) See under Meridian. Guide pile
(Engin.), a pile driven to mark a place, as a point to work to. Guide pulley (Mach.), a pulley for
directing or changing the line of motion of belt; an idler. Knight. Guide rail (Railroads), an additional
rail, between the others, gripped by horizontal driving wheels on the locomotive, as a means of propulsion
on steep gradients.
(Guide"board`) n. A board, as upon a guidepost having upon it directions or information as
to the road. Lowell.
(Guide"book`) n. A book of directions and information for travelers, tourists, etc.
(Guide"less), a. Without a guide. Dryden.
(Guide"post`) n. A post at the fork of a road, with a guideboard on it, to direct travelers.
(Guid"er) n. A guide; a director. Shak.
(Guid"er*ess) n. A female guide. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Guid"guid`) n. (Zoöl.) A South American ant bird of the genus Hylactes; called also barking
(Gui"don) n. [F. guidon, It. guidone. See Guide, v. t.]