Definition of guru
1 : a personal religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism
2a : a teacher and especially intellectual guide in matters of fundamental concern has been a guru to many young writersb : one who is an acknowledged leader or chief proponent became the guru of the movementc : a person with knowledge or expertise : expert a computer guru
Examples of guru in a Sentence
He has been a guru to many young writers.
She's a self-proclaimed financial guru.
Fitness gurus call it the hottest new exercise trend of the year.
Recent Examples of guru from the Web
The glam guru sold out her first launch — a contour kit — in less than 20 minutes, according to Hollywood Life.
Jeffree Star is first and foremost known as a beauty guru and the CEO of Jeffree Star Cosmetics, but he's also dipped in and out of social media controversy over the past few years.
Eyewear guru Warby Parker has set up a branch in the back—one of four in L.A. that carries most of the brand’s line.
If college football guru Phil Steele is correct, Boise State won’t even require a trip to the airport for its 2017 bowl game.
According to a 2004 American Prospect article, Wray provided Ashcroft with details from an interview of Bush political guru Karl Rove, who had advised Ashcroft during several of his political campaigns.
Maybe the former Alabama offensive guru will get a boost from Notre Dame graduate transfer quarterback Malik Zaire.
Your Funds In a career spent talking with legendary investors, financial gurus and top educators, no one ever taught me more about money and investing than my mother.
And plan on having dinner there too, as world-class BBQ guru, Brian Powers, will be serving the yummies for only $10.
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Did You Know?
In Hinduism, a guru is a personal spiritual teacher. In ancient India, knowledge of the Vedas (a body of liturgical literature) was transmitted orally from guru to pupil. The rise of the bhakti movement, which emphasizes the love of devotees for a personal god, further increased the importance of gurus, who were often looked on as living embodiments of spiritual truth and were identified with the deity. Gurus prescribe spiritual disciplines to their devotees, who follow their dictates in a tradition of service and obedience. Men or women may be gurus, though generally only men have established lineages.
GURU Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guru for English Language Learners
: a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism
: a teacher or guide that you trust
: a person who has a lot of experience in or knowledge about a particular subject
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