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Guide vs Counselor - What's the difference?

guide | counselor |

As a verb guide

is .

As a noun counselor is

a professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems.



(wikipedia guide)


(en noun)
  • Someone who , especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation.
  • The guide led us around the museum and explained the exhibits.
  • * Bible, Psalms xlviii. 14
  • He will be our guide , even unto death.
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * career guide * Girl Guide * guidance * guidebook * guide dog * guideline * guide on the side * guidepost * 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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Guide me to your sovereign's court.
  • to steer or navigate, especially a ship or as a pilot.
  • to exert control or influence over someone or something.
  • * Bible, Psalms cxii. 5
  • He will guide his affairs with discretion.
  • to supervise the education or training of someone.
  • to act as a guide.
  • References

    * (guide) * * * ----


    Alternative forms

    * counselour; counsellor (qualifier); counsellour; counseller (archaic)


    (en noun)
  • A professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems.
  • A licensed and professionally trained counselor.
  • (education) A school counselor, often in a specialty such as careers, education, or health.
  • (legal) A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney.
  • (politics) A high ranking diplomat, usually just below an ambassador or minister.
  • (leisure) A children’s supervisor, usually at camp.
  • Derived terms

    * community counseling * rehabilitation counseling * marriage counseling * family counseling * school counseling * mental health counseling * college counseling