Definitions

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

  • noun A statement or other indication of policy or procedure by which to determine a course of action.

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

  • noun a formal rule describing how a situation must be handled; -- used as a direction to administrators from superiors.

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

  • noun A non-specific rule or principle that provides direction to action or behaviour.
  • noun A plan or explanation to guide one in setting standards or determining a course of action.
  • noun A light line, used in lettering, to help align the text.

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

  • noun a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
  • noun a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
  • noun a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior

Etymologies

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From guide + line

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