guide vs steer what difference

what is difference between guide and steer

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaɪd/
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Etymology 1

c. 1325–75. From Middle English guide, from the Old French guide, from Old Occitan guida, from guidar, from Frankish *wītan (to show the way, lead), from Proto-Germanic *wītaną (to see, know; go, depart), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see, know). Cognate with Old English wītan (to see, take heed to, watch after, guard, keep). Related also to English wit.

Noun

guide (plural guides)

  1. Someone who guides, especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
    The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
    • 1611, Bible (King James Version), Psalms xlviii. 14
      He will be our guide, even unto death.
  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.
Derived terms
Descendants
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English guiden, from Old French guider, from Old Occitan guidar, from Frankish *wītan (to show the way, lead), from Proto-Germanic *wītaną (to see, know; go, depart), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- (to see, know).

Verb

guide (third-person singular simple present guides, present participle guiding, simple past and past participle guided)

  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.
Derived terms
  • guidee
Translations

References

  • guide on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • “guide”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
  • “guide” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • “guide” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

Anagrams

  • digue, iudge

French

Etymology

From Old French guide, borrowed from Old Occitan guida, from the verb guidar, ultimately of Germanic origin, possibly through Medieval Latin; cf. Frankish *wītan. Supplanted the older Old French guier, of the same origin. Compare Italian guida, Spanish guía. See guider for more information.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡid/
  • Homophone: guides
  • Rhymes: -id

Noun

guide m (plural guides)

  1. guide person
  2. guidebook, or set itinerary.

Derived terms

  • chien guide d’aveugle
  • guide de conversation
  • mener la vie à grandes guides

Related terms

  • guider

Descendants

  • Danish: guide
  • Romanian: ghid
  • Russian: гид (gid)

References

  • “guide” in the WordReference Dictionnaire Français-Anglais, WordReference.com LLC, 2006.

Further reading

  • “guide” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • digue

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡwi.de/
  • Rhymes: -ide

Noun

guide f

  1. plural of guida

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from English guide.

Noun

guide m (definite singular guiden, indefinite plural guider, definite plural guidene)

  1. a guide (person who guides tourists)
  2. a guide (handbook, e.g. for tourists)

Alternative forms

  • gaid

Verb

guide (imperative guid, present tense guider, passive guides, simple past and past participle guida or guidet, present participle guidende)

  1. to guide (usually tourists)

Alternative forms

  • gaide

References

  • “guide” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “guide_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “guide_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Borrowed from English guide.

Noun

guide m (definite singular guiden, indefinite plural guidar, definite plural guidane)

  1. a guide (person who guides tourists)
  2. a guide (handbook, e.g. for tourists)

Alternative forms

  • gaid

Verb

guide (present tense guidar, past tense guida, past participle guida, passive infinitive guidast, present participle guidande, imperative guid)

  1. to guide (usually tourists)

Alternative forms

  • gaide, guida

References

  • “guide” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old French

Noun

guide m or f

  1. a guide (person who guides)

Descendants

  • French: guide
    • Danish: guide
    • Romanian: ghid
    • Russian: гид (gid)
  • Norman: dgide (Jersey)
  • Middle English: giden, gide
    • Scots: guide
    • English: guide
      • Korean: 가이드 (gaideu)
      • Japanese: ガイド (gaido)
      • Norwegian: guide
      • Swedish: guide

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *gʷodyā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷʰodʰ-yeh₂.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡuðʲe]

Noun

guide f (genitive guide, nominative plural guidi)

  1. verbal noun of guidid
  2. prayer
    • c. 808, Félire Oengusso, published in Félire Óengusso Céli Dé: The Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee (1905, Harrison & Sons), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes, Epilogue, line 421

Declension

Descendants

  • Irish: guí
  • Manx: gwee (curse, imprecation)
  • Scottish Gaelic: guidhe

Mutation


Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

guide c

  1. guide (person who guides)
    Synonym: vägledare
  2. (computing) wizard (program or script used to simplify complex operations)
    Synonym: assistent

Declension


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /stɪə(ɹ)/, enPR: stĭə(r)
  • Rhymes: -ɪə(r)

Etymology 1

From Middle English steeren, steren, stiren, sturen, steoren, from Old English stēoran, stīeran, stȳran (to steer; guide a vessel), from Proto-West Germanic *stiurijan (to steer), from Proto-Germanic *stiurijaną (to steer).

The noun is from Middle English steere, stere, steor, from Old English stēor, stȳr (steering; guidance; direction). Compare Dutch stuur, German Steuer, Icelandic stýri.

Verb

steer (third-person singular simple present steers, present participle steering, simple past and past participle steered)

  1. (intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  2. (transitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  3. (intransitive) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm.
  4. (transitive) To direct a group of animals.
  5. (transitive) To maneuver or manipulate a person or group into a place or course of action.
  6. (transitive) To direct a conversation.
  7. To conduct oneself; to take or pursue a course of action.
  8. (transitive) To direct or send an object into a specific place
Translations
See also
  • steering wheel
  • torque steer

Noun

steer (plural steers)

  1. (informal) A suggestion about a course of action.
  2. (obsolete) A helmsman; a pilot.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
Derived terms
  • steerless
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English stere, steer, ster, steor, from Old English stēor (a young bull or cow; steer), from Proto-Germanic *steuraz (bull; steer), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)táwros (wild bull; aurochs). Cognate with Dutch stier, German Stier, Icelandic stjór, Latin taurus (bull), Greek ταύρος (távros). Doublet of tur.

Noun

steer (plural steers)

  1. The castrated male of cattle, especially one raised for beef production.
    • 1913, Willa Cather, O Pioneers!, chapter 2
      He counted the cattle over and over. It diverted him to speculate as to how much weight each of the steers would probably put on by spring.
Synonyms
  • ox
Hypernyms
  • cattle
Hyponyms
  • stirk, bullock
Coordinate terms
  • bull, calf, cow
Translations

Verb

steer (third-person singular simple present steers, present participle steering, simple past and past participle steered)

  1. (transitive) To castrate (a male calf).
Translations

Anagrams

  • Ester, Reset, Trees, ester, estre, re-est., reest, reset, retes, seter, stere, teers, teres, terse, trees

Scots

Etymology

From Old English styrian

Noun

steer

  1. stir

Anagrams

  • Ester, Reset, ester, estre, re-est., reest, reset, retes, seter, stere, terse, trees

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