guide·​book | \ ˈgīd-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce guidebook (audio) \
plural guidebooks

Definition of guidebook

: a book that gives useful information about a particular subject : handbook I had been hired to write a cultural study, "how to" guidebook on being a Canadian …— Will Ferguson especially : a book of information for travelers Most cities have some sort of restaurant guidebook that often proves helpful. — Jinx and Jefferson Morgan

Examples of guidebook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The guidebook offers a window into how a university of more than 5,000 students expects to offer instruction in the midst of an pandemic that has already killed more than 1,500 Alabamians. William Thornton |, al, "Incoming Samford students must sign COVID-19 waiver," 1 Aug. 2020 White Mountains office is the Mountain Wanderer, a travel bookstore owned by hiking guidebook author Steven D. Smith. Washington Post, "Flood of hikers, protective gear requirements could pose challenges for sea...," 25 June 2020 The guidebook includes difficulty ratings and a map showing where each trip is in the state. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Band owls, climb trees and more on the popular NRF field trips, which are still on for 2020," 9 July 2020 As players began to reconvene last month to prepare for the resumption of the season, the NBA delivered a 113-page guidebook of safety protocols for life in the Orlando bubble. Jeff Mcdonald,, "For Spurs, staying healthy requires teamwork," 6 July 2020 The column and guidebook by the same name helped shift attention from haute cuisine. Fred A. Bernstein, Washington Post, "Milton Glaser, graphic designer who put the ❤ in New York, dies at 91," 27 June 2020 With a good guidebook and clear nights, the universe is yours. Dean Regas, The Enquirer, "This new book is a guide for you to explore the universe," 23 June 2020 There will be ping pong, although the NBA guidebook insists on one-on-one play only (no doubles). Jeff Mcdonald,, "Life inside NBA’s proposed bubble maybe not for everyone," 17 June 2020 For now, the district has created a first draft of a guidebook for campus reentry — setting out safety and security guidelines, along with three different instructional models that the district could use. Corbett Smith, Dallas News, "Dallas ISD offers ideas on what school could look like next year, says it won’t start early," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of guidebook

1814, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2020

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“Guidebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of guidebook

: a book of information for travelers


guide·​book | \ ˈgīd-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce guidebook (audio) \

Kids Definition of guidebook

: a book of information for travelers

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