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guide

noun [C]
 
 
/ɡaɪd/
PERSON A2 someone whose job is to show interesting places to visitors, or to help people get somewhere: a tour guide Occupations and tradesTourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsTaking someone somewhere or telling them the wayExhibiting and exhibitions
BOOK B1 a book that gives information about something or tells you how to do something: a hotel/restaurant guide a user's guideTourism and holidaysHotels and hostelsReference books
PLAN something that helps you plan or decide what to do: [usually singular] Parents use this report as a guide when choosing schools for their children.Reference books
Guide ( also Girl Guide,
 
)
a girl who belongs to an organization in the UK that teaches practical things like living outside, and how to work as part of a teamSocieties, clubs and organizations
the Guides an organization in the UK that teaches girls practical skills and how to work as part of a teamNamed organizations and societies and their members
(Definition of guide noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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