from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A handbook of directions and other information, especially for travelers or tourists.
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- n. Alternative spelling of guide book.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book of directions and information for travelers, tourists, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book of directions for travelers and tourists as to the best routes, etc., and giving information about the places to be visited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something that offers basic information or instruction
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The guidebook is undated but probably appeared just after the turn of the century.
I found a guidebook from the 1964 New York World's Fair once, and a lipstick like a chrome bullet, and a pair of white leather ladies 'gloves ...
A guidebook is sometimes likened to an authoritative friend you come to depend on to lead you through the unknown.
One researcher who prefers to remain anonymous says he'd rather leave out the choicest destinations, fearing that a recommendation in a guidebook is like the kiss of death.
On some level, I must believe a guidebook is a sort of magic shield which protects the user from misfortune, confusion or disappointment, even though actual experience tells me they're often a distraction at best and a holiday-wrecking dictator at worst.
It's savage, gross, and needs a guidebook, which is available in the gift shop.
“I seem to recall a guidebook to Paris warning of dangerous, trained guard-apes in les banlieu, which seems even more far fetched.”
I seem to recall a guidebook to Paris warning of dangerous, trained guard-apes in les banlieu, which seems even more far fetched. kth Says:
The guidebook was a big help, but even still, it was a process.
The little street, or utca, runs off the much larger Szent Istvan korut, and on that corner was a large BAV store, which I had learned from my guidebook was the government-run antique chain.