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 Kick off their wedding planning process with a comprehensive guidebook, which includes tips and worksheets, checklists, and contact sheets for the couple to fill in. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 22 Sep. 2022 For the more than 30 million visitors who visited the Expo that summer, the only mass-circulation publication that wrote in any detail about the painting was the official German guidebook to the fair, produced by the Nazi government. Hugh Eakin, The Atlantic, 12 July 2022 Unhidden will be part narrative and part travel guidebook, with photographs by Kris Graves, whose work appeared on the cover of National Geographic’s 2020 Year in Pictures issue. Alex Temblador, Outside Online, 18 Feb. 2022 Uh, Ned Bigby's guidebook didn't prepare us for this. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, 7 June 2022 For details on hiking trails in Hong Kong’s 24 national parks and its 140 miles of cycling tracks, the Great Outdoors Hong Kong 2019–20 guidebook is a good resource. Wufei Yu, Outside Online, 27 Jan. 2020 Played best on the floor, this set also comes with a guidebook to help kids learn more about the solar system. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 16 Aug. 2022 Many people start their journeys by looking for a guidebook to their region. Susan Cosier, WSJ, 29 July 2022 So kudos to the Page Society for attempting to pen a guidebook to the challenge, out this morning. David Meyer, Fortune, 11 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of guidebook

1814, in the meaning defined above

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28 Sep 2022

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“Guidebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of guidebook

: a book of information for travelers

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