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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Tours, guidebooks, blogs, and now Instagram have brought more visitors each year. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "The Revealing Reasons That People Visit the “Friends” Building," 10 July 2019 The channel is fashion-focused, a sort of virtual guidebook in stylish modest dressing. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The ugly side of Facebook’s pivot to privacy is starting to show," 9 July 2019 On a 76-21 vote, the Assembly passed Assembly Bill 110, which would require the state to publish a guidebook for parents, teachers and school administrators to help them teach children who struggle with reading. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Assembly approves bills on homelessness, regulation of 5G technology," 18 June 2019 This group was heavily influenced by the work of figures like Lester Thurow, whose 1980 book The Zero-Sum Society essentially became something of a guidebook. Lily Geismer, Vox, "Democrats and neoliberalism," 11 June 2019 Feel free to use this design as a guidebook, not each nail needs to be identical. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "10 Easy and Fun Nail Designs to Copy This Summer," 7 May 2019 Think of it as a relationship constitution, or a guidebook for keeping both on the same page. Terri Huggins Hart, Good Housekeeping, "10 Brilliant Couples Therapy Hacks That Will Help Strengthen Any Relationship," 5 Apr. 2019 The Bible is used as a tool to increase the fear of outsiders, rather than as a guidebook pointing us towards kindness. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Notre Dame Is a Cruel Metaphor for Our World Right Now," 25 Apr. 2019 Wambach, 38, and Doyle, 43, are currently on tour to promote Wambach’s latest book, a feminist guidebook called Wolfpack: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game. Jocelyn Silver, WSJ, "At a Critical Time for U.S. Soccer, Abby Wambach Is on a Mission," 15 Apr. 2019

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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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