Guide

Definition of Guide

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Guided; p. pr. & vb. n. Guiding.]
1.To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler.
I wish . . . you 'ld guide me to your sovereign's court.
- Shak.
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.
n.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.(Water Wheels) 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
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 tactics.
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.
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.
- Knight.

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