guide noun

1 sth that helps you plan what you are going to do

ADJ. approximate, rough | accurate

VERB + GUIDE give (sb), provide (sb with) | use sth as Use the table below as a guide to how much washing powder to use.

PREP. ~ as to These figures give a rough guide as to the sales we can expect. | ~ to

2 book that gives information about a subject

ADJ. essential, good, helpful, informative, invaluable, practical, reliable, useful, valuable | brief, quick, short, simple | complete, comprehensive, definitive, in-depth This book is the definitive guide to world cuisine. | step-by-step a step-by-step guide to creating your own website | reference The book contains a quick reference guide to essential grammar at the back.

PREP. ~ to a guide to British birds

3 person

ADJ. tour, tourist Our tour guide showed us around the old town.

VERB + GUIDE act as, be He agreed to go with them and act as their guide.

4 book for tourists

ADJ. holiday, travel | hotel | street

VERB + GUIDE consult We consulted our guides as we walked around the cathedral. | write | publish