1 sth that helps you plan what you are going to do
approximate, general, rough
give (sb), provide (sb with)
use sth as

Use the table below as a guide to how much detergent to use.

be just a guide, be only a guide

Remember, this chart is only a guide.

guide as to

These figures give a rough guide as to the sales we can expect.

guide to
2 book that gives information about a subject
excellent, good
essential, handy, helpful, informative, invaluable, practical, reliable, useful, valuable
basic, brief, quick, short, simple
complete, comprehensive, definitive, in-depth

This book is the definitive guide to world cuisine.


a step-by-step guide to creating your own website

how-to, study, survival

a survival guide for business managers

media (AmE)
pronunciation, reference

The book contains a quick reference guide to essential grammar at the back.

resource (AmE)
curriculum (AmE)
voter (AmE)
electronic, interactive, online
guide to

a guide to British birds

3 person
tour, tourist

Our tour guide showed us around the old town.

experienced, professional
local, native
mountain, river
act as, be

He agreed to go with them and act as their guide.

4 book for tourists
holiday (BrE), travel
hotel, restaurant
city, street

I consulted my guide as I walked around the cathedral.

1 influence sb's actions
help (to)

the information and data which help guide the affairs of the business

serve to

This book will serve to guide you in the fulfilment of a successful relationship.

try to

the ways in which young people are guided into employment


Schools were firmly guided on the details of the curriculum

2 explain sth/help sb

Their teacher carefully guides them through rehearsals.


They guide you expertly through the whole process.

help (to)

He guided me in my research.


a document guiding teachers on how to maintain discipline


He guided us through the intricacies of the divorce law.

3 help sb move
carefully, gently

He took her arm, gently guiding her.

across, along, etc.

She guided him across the busy road.

to, towards/toward

He guided her hand to his face.

Guide is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑conscience, ↑instinct, ↑philosophy
Guide is used with these nouns as the object: ↑boat, ↑choice, ↑decision, ↑design, ↑development, ↑practice, ↑process, ↑traveller

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • guide — [ gid ] n. m. et f. • 1370; a. provenç. ou it. guida I ♦ N. 1 ♦ Personne qui accompagne (qqn) pour montrer le chemin, renseigner. Servir de guide à qqn. ⇒ cicérone, fam. cornac. Guide de montagne : alpiniste professionnel(le) diplômé(e). Guide d… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • guide — 1. (ghi d ) s. m. 1°   Celui, celle qui conduit une personne et, l accompagnant, lui montre le chemin. Il a pris un guide fidèle et expérimenté. On a des guides pour les excursions dans les Alpes ou les Pyrénées. •   Elle voulut être mon guide,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • guide- — ⇒GUIDE , élém. de compos. Élém. de compos. déverbal du verbe guider, servant à la constr. de subst. gén. masc. désignant essentiellement des appareils, des ustensiles servant à guider : guide âme, subst. masc. [Par imitation parodique de guide… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Guide — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guide — vb Guide, lead, steer, pilot, engineer are comparable when meaning to direct a person or thing in his or its course or to show the way which he or it should follow. Guide usually implies assistance either by means of a person with intimate… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • guide — guide·book; guide; guide·less; guide·ship; mis·guide; guide·book·ish; guide·booky; guide·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • Guide — [frz.: gid , engl.: gaɪd ], der; s, s [frz., engl. guide < mfrz. guide, zu: guider = führen < afrz. guier, aus dem Germ.]: 1. Reisebegleiter, der Touristen führt. 2. Reiseführer o. Ä. als Handbuch. * * * Guide   [französisch gid, englisch… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Guide — Guide, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Guided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Guiding}.] [OE. guiden, gyden, F. guiaer, It. guidare; prob. of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. ritan to watch over, give heed to, Icel. viti signal, AS. witan to know. The word prob. meant, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guide — ist: der Singular von Guiden; der Kreis Guide (贵德县) im Autonomen Bezirk Hainan der Tibeter in der chinesischen Provinz Qinghai, siehe Guide (Hainan). die Bezeichnung für einen Helfer im Blindenfußball, der den Spielern vom Spielfeldrand Hinweise… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • guide — [gīd] vt. guided, guiding [ME giden < OFr guider < guide < It guida < Goth * wida, leader, guide < * witan, to observe, akin to OE witan, to see: see WISE1] 1. to point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead 2. to… …   English World dictionary

  • guidé — guidé, ée (ghi dé, dée) part. passé de guider. Guidé à travers la forêt par un bûcheron.    Fig. Guidé dans cet embarras par des amis prudents. •   Ils [les mystiques] se proposent certaines personnes, connues ou inconnues, qu ils prétendent… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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