Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

guide word

noun

Simple Definition of guide word

  • : either one of the words that are at the top of a page in a dictionary or similar book and that show the first and last words on the page

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guide word

  1. :  either of the terms at the head of a page of an alphabetical reference work (as a dictionary) indicating the alphabetically first and last words on the page

Circa 1928

First Known Use of guide word

circa 1928


GUIDE WORD Defined for Kids

guide word

noun

Definition of guide word for Students

  1. :  either of the terms at the head of a page of an alphabetical reference work (as a dictionary) usually showing the first and last entries on the page




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up guide word? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of or relating to the heavens

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

beat divulge placate defame
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ