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

Definition of guidebook

: handbook sense 1 especially : a book of information for travelers

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Realizing that a 9-to-5 didn’t suit her, Swarz launched Hotel Weekend, a travel site tailored to those looking for a more personal approach than the average guidebook. Monica Mendal, Vogue, "This Bohemian Beach Town Is Colombia’s Best-Kept Secret," 10 Jan. 2019 The kids and their teacher decided a new guidebook, with more emphasis on outdoor spaces, was a needed. Erin Kirkland, Anchorage Daily News, "From Halibut Cove to neighborhood parks, here’s a guidebook written by kids," 26 June 2018 And the guidebook reflects just that, covering areas that are both diverse and focused. Brittany Natale, Teen Vogue, "Here’s Your Guide for Voting in the Midterms, for Teens and by Teens," 29 Oct. 2018 Throw the guidebook out the window and stop looking at Pinterest, please. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Celebrity Event Planner Yifat Oren's Best Tips for Planning a One-of-a-Kind Wedding," 9 Oct. 2018 As in previous reunions, South Korea's Red Cross, which organizes the events with its North Korean counterpart, has issued a guidebook telling South Koreans what to do and what not to do. Kim Tong-hyung, Fox News, "'Dream or reality?' Koreans to meet after decades apart," 18 Aug. 2018 Now, even Mongolia's central bank and Pizza Huts acknowledge the modern addresses, and Lonely Planet lists the three-word addresses in its most recent Mongolia guidebook. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "You'll Need a Reindeer to Get to This Airbnb in Mongolia," 19 Nov. 2018 To complete the curriculum, Starbucks employees broke into groups of three to five people and progressed through a guidebook, complete with pages to mark up by hand, as well as video and audio clips played on an iPad. Rachel Siegel,, "Starbucks’ bias training finally happened. Here’s what it looked like," 30 May 2018 Bennett and Haupert, who both have several years of experience leading adventure tours, plan to publish a guidebook of sorts to prepare people for deeper travels. Diane Daniel,, "'Transformative travel' is the industry's latest twist on making vacations more meaningful," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of guidebook

1814, in the meaning defined above

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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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