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noun [countable] guide pronunciation in American English /ɡaɪd/
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  1. 3
    a book about a city, country, or area

    They publish a range of city guides.

    The Complete Guide to Norway

    travel guide:

    It is worth buying a good travel guide.

    1. a.
      a book about a particular subject or type of activity

      Get the booklet Income Tax: A Guide for Married Couples.

      step-by-step guide:

      See our step-by-step guide on page 17.

      guide to:

      a comprehensive guide to the new simplified divorce procedure

      I bought a copy of A Beginner’s Guide to Flower Arranging.

      pocket guide:

      Lots of publishers produce pocket guides for various hobbies.

  2. 4
    something that helps you to make a judgment about something
    guide to/as to:

    The doctor will give you a guide as to how much you should weigh.

    good/reliable guide:

    A plant’s leaves are a good guide to its health.

    rough guide:

    Opinion polls only serve as a rough guide to how people really vote.

  3. 5
    a piece of equipment that helps you to find the correct place or amount for something

    a cutting guide

    This chart can act as a quick reference guide.

    use something as a guide:

    Draw up the plan using this pencil outline as a guide.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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