2. [syn: directing, directional, directive, guiding]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 indicate, point to, and hence, to show the way. Cf.
Wit, Guy a rope, Gye.]
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
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.
The meek will he guide in judgment. --Ps. xxv. 9.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: exerting control or influence; "a guiding principle"
2: showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction
on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the
directional role of science on industrial progress" [syn:
directing, directional, directive, guiding]