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").
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.
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 :
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)
- 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) hint, indication, suggestion
* (object or indication which may be used as evidence) signature
* cluestick / clue stick
* have a clue
* not have a clue
* red herring
To provide with a clue.
To provide someone with information which he or she lacks (often used with "in" or "up").
- The crossword compiler wasn't sure how to clue the word "should".
- Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.