Guide vs Clue - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between guide and clue

is that guide is someone who , especially someone hired to show people around a place or an institution and offer information and explanation while clue is a strand of yarn etc as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.

As verbs the difference between guide and clue

is that guide is to serve as a guide for someone or something while clue is to provide with a clue (often used with "in" or "up").

guide

English

(wikipedia guide)

Noun

(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

    Verb

  • 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) * * * ----

    clue

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A strand of yarn etc. as used to guide one through a labyrinth; something which points the way, a guide.
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • she had even had in the past a small smug conviction that in the domestic labyrinth she always kept the clue .
  • Information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion.
  • An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.
  • (slang) Insight or understanding ("to have a clue [about]" or "to have clue". See have a clue, clue stick)
  • Synonyms

    * (information which may lead one to a certain point or conclusion) hint, indication, suggestion * (object or indication which may be used as evidence) signature

    Derived terms

    * * clueless * cluestick / clue stick * cluey * have a clue * not have a clue

    See also

    * evidence * red herring

    Verb

  • To provide with a clue.
  • The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".
  • To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
  • Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.

    Derived terms

    * clued-in * clued-up