Guide vs Chief - What's the difference?
As a verb guide
As a noun chief is
)a leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
As an adjective chief is
Someone who , especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
* Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
- The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
A document or book that offers information or instruction; guidebook.
A sign that guides people; guidepost.
Any marking or object that catches the eye to provide quick reference.
A device that guides part of a machine, or guides motion or action.
# A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the buckets in a water wheel.
# A grooved director for a probe or knife in surgery.
# (printing, dated) A strip or device to direct the compositor's eye to the line of copy being set.
(occult) A spirit believed to speak through a medium.
(military) A member of a group marching in formation who sets the pattern of movement or alignment for the rest.
- He will be our guide , even unto death.
* career guide
* Girl Guide
* guide dog
* guide on the side
* mountain guide
* style guide
* tour guide
* user guide
* user's guide
to serve as a guide for someone or something; to lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path.
to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
to exert control or influence over someone or something.
* Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
- Guide me to your sovereign's court.
to supervise the education or training of someone.
to act as a guide.
- He will guide his affairs with discretion.
(senseid)A leader or head of a group of people, organisation, etc.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 4:
(heraldiccharge) The top part of a shield or escutcheon.
* 1889 , Charles Norton Elvin, A Dictionary of Heraldry :
- My father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa, was a chief by both blood and custom.
(senseid)A head officer in a department, organization etc.; a boss.
- When the Chief' is Charged with any figure, in blazon it is said to be "''On a '''Chief ".
An informal address to an equal.
- All firefighters report to the fire chief .
- Hey, chief.
* See also
* chief constable
* chief executive
* chief executive officer/CEO
* chief legal officer
* chief mate
* chief of staff
* chief of state
* chief petty officer
* commander in chief
* dexter chief
* editor in chief
* fire chief
* in chief
* police chief
* war chief
- Negligence was the chief cause of the disaster.