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guru

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noun gu·ru \ˈgu̇r-(ˌ)ü, ˈgü-(ˌ)rü also gə-ˈrü\

Simple Definition of guru

  • : a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism

  • : a teacher or guide that you trust

  • : a person who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular subject

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of guru

plural

gurus

  1. 1 :  a personal religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism

  2. 2 a :  a teacher and especially intellectual guide in matters of fundamental concern b :  one who is an acknowledged leader or chief proponent c :  a person with knowledge or expertise :  expert

Examples of guru in a sentence

  1. He has been a guru to many young writers.

  2. She's a self-proclaimed financial guru.

  3. Fitness gurus call it the hottest new exercise trend of the year.



Origin and Etymology of guru

ultimately from Sanskrit guru, from guru, adjective, heavy, venerable — more at grieve


First Known Use: 1613

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