What does guide mean?

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  1. Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
  2. A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
  3. A sign that guides people; guidepost.
  4. Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
  5. A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
    1. A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
    2. A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
    3. (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
  6. (occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
  7. (military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
  1. to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
  2. to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  3. to exert control or influence over someone or something.
  4. to supervise the education or training of someone.
  5. (intransitive) to act as a guide.
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