late 14c., "to lead, direct, conduct," from Old
French guider "to guide, lead, conduct"
(14c.), earlier guier, from Frankish *witan
"show the way" or a similar Germanic source,
from Proto-Germanic *wit- "to know" (cf.
German weisen "to show, point out," Old
English witan "to see"), from PIE *weid- "to
see" (see vision). The form of the French word
influenced by Old Provençal guidar (n.)
"guide, leader," or Italian guidare, both from
the same source. Related: Guided; guiding.
mid-14c., "one who shows the way,"
from Old French guide, 14c.
(alteration of earlier guie), verbal
noun from guider (see guide (v.)). In
book titles from 1610s; meaning
"book of information on local sites" is
from 1759. In 18c. France, a "for
Dummies" or "Idiot's Guide to" book
would have been a guid' âne,
Assist a person solve problems that arises
in life (Jones, 1963)
assistance given by the
school, the teacher, the
counselor, and school
officials to the pupil or
group of pupils so that the
latter will gain knowledge
and wisdom in mental
and physical health, in
personality and character
vocational information or