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 official Olympic guidebook contains recommendations for social interactions in the Olympic and Paralympic villages and measures in place to impede viral transmission. Maddie Bender, Scientific American, 13 July 2021 The above framework should help address some of the key aspects of structuring an intelligent automation program but is by no means an exhaustive guidebook on the how of implementation. Gooty Agraharam, Forbes, 7 July 2021 There is no guidebook or definitive study showing how to properly wash your body. Jessica Toscano, SELF, 29 June 2021 The guidebook is being designed by students from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. La Risa R. Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2021 The guidebook was the eponymous title of an Oscar-winning 2018 feature film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. Charles J. Johnson,, 5 May 2021 Swords of Pelarn can still be played online through PBM company Harlequin Games, and that its current guidebook is 117 pages speaks to how complicated these games can get. Mark Hill, Wired, 10 June 2021 Steves is a popular public television and radio host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. Jane Levere, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Of those, 50 have been changed after members of the group’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee, which reviewed the names, spoke directly to the first ascensionists or guidebook authors. Ikya Kandula, Washington Post, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of guidebook

1814, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2021

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“Guidebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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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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