from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of guiding.
  • noun Counseling, such as that provided for students seeking advice about vocational and educational matters.
  • noun Any of various processes for guiding the path of a vehicle or missile, by means of built-in equipment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of guiding; a leading or conducting; direction; instruction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or result of guiding; the superintendence or assistance of a guide; direction; government; a leading.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act or process of guiding
  • noun advice or counselling on some topic
  • noun any process or system to control the path of a vehicle, missile etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
  • noun the act of setting and holding a course
  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action


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  • If God leads the sheep so well, He will also lead a man, he thought, and that made him feel better. The tea seemed less bitter.

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    July 27, 2009