5 letter word starting with gu

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guide noun The leather strap by which the shield of a knight was slung across the shoulder, or across the neck and shoulder., To lead or direct in a way; to conduct in a course or path; to pilot; as, to guide a traveler., To regulate and manage; to direct; to order; to superintend the training or education of; to instruct and influence intellectually or morally; to train., A person who leads or directs another in his way or course, as in a strange land; one who exhibits points of interest to strangers; a conductor; also, that which guides; a guidebook., One who, or that which, directs another in his conduct or course of lifo; a director; a regulator., Any contrivance, especially one having a directing edge, surface, or channel, for giving direction to the motion of anything, as water, an instrument, or part of a machine, or for directing the hand or eye, as of an operator, A blade or channel for directing the flow of water to the wheel buckets., A grooved director for a probe or knife., A strip or device to direct the compositor’s eye to the line of copy he is setting., A noncommissioned officer or soldier placed on the directiug flank of each subdivision of a column of troops, or at the end of a line, to mark the pivots, formations, marches, and alignments in tactics.
guist noun Same as Joust.
guaco noun A plant (Aristolochia anguicida) of Carthagena, used as an antidote to serpent bites., The Mikania Guaco, of Brazil, used for the same purpose.
guana noun See Iguana.
guano noun A substance found in great abundance on some coasts or islands frequented by sea fowls, and composed chiefly of their excrement. It is rich in phosphates and ammonia, and is used as a powerful fertilizer.
guara noun The scarlet ibis. See Ibis., A large-maned wild dog of South America (Canis jubatus) — named from its cry.
guard noun To protect from danger; to secure against surprise, attack, or injury; to keep in safety; to defend; to shelter; to shield from surprise or attack; to protect by attendance; to accompany for protection; to care for., To keep watch over, in order to prevent escape or restrain from acts of violence, or the like., To protect the edge of, esp. with an ornamental border; hence, to face or ornament with lists, laces, etc., To fasten by binding; to gird., To watch by way of caution or defense; to be caution; to be in a state or position of defense or safety; as, careful persons guard against mistakes., One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack; defense; protection., A man, or body of men, stationed to protect or control a person or position; a watch; a sentinel., One who has charge of a mail coach or a railway train; a conductor., Any fixture or attachment designed to protect or secure against injury, soiling, or defacement, theft or loss, That part of a sword hilt which protects the hand., Ornamental lace or hem protecting the edge of a garment., A chain or cord for fastening a watch to one’s person or dress., A fence or rail to prevent falling from the deck of a vessel., An extension of the deck of a vessel beyond the hull; esp., in side-wheel steam vessels, the framework of strong timbers, which curves out on each side beyond the paddle wheel, and protects it and the shaft against collision., A plate of metal, beneath the stock, or the lock frame, of a gun or pistol, having a loop, called a bow, to protect the trigger., An interleaved strip at the back, as in a scrap book, to guard against its breaking when filled., A posture of defense in fencing, and in bayonet and saber exercise., An expression or admission intended to secure against objections or censure., Watch; heed; care; attention; as, to keep guard., The fibrous sheath which covers the phragmacone of the Belemnites.
guava noun A tropical tree, or its fruit, of the genus Psidium. Two varieties are well known, the P. pyriferum, or white guava, and P. pomiferum, or red guava. The fruit or berry is shaped like a pomegranate, but is much smaller. It is somewhat astringent, but makes a delicious jelly.
guelf noun One of a faction in Germany and Italy, in the 12th and 13th centuries, which supported the House of Guelph and the pope, and opposed the Ghibellines, or faction of the German emperors.
guess verb t. To form an opinion concerning, without knowledge or means of knowledge; to judge of at random; to conjecture., To judge or form an opinion of, from reasons that seem preponderating, but are not decisive., To solve by a correct conjecture; to conjecture rightly; as, he who guesses the riddle shall have the ring; he has guessed my designs., To hit upon or reproduce by memory., To think; to suppose; to believe; to imagine; — followed by an objective clause., To make a guess or random judgment; to conjecture; — with at, about, etc., An opinion as to anything, formed without sufficient or decisive evidence or grounds; an attempt to hit upon the truth by a random judgment; a conjecture; a surmise.
guest noun A visitor; a person received and entertained in one’s house or at one’s table; a visitor entertained without pay., To receive or entertain hospitably., To be, or act the part of, a guest.
guiac noun Same as Guaiac.
gulge noun See Gige.
guild verb t. An association of men belonging to the same class, or engaged in kindred pursuits, formed for mutual aid and protection; a business fraternity or corporation; as, the Stationers’ Guild; the Ironmongers’ Guild. They were originally licensed by the government, and endowed with special privileges and authority., A guildhall., A religious association or society, organized for charitable purposes or for assistance in parish work.
guile noun Craft; deceitful cunning; artifice; duplicity; wile; deceit; treachery., To disguise or conceal; to deceive or delude.
guilt verb t. The criminality and consequent exposure to punishment resulting from willful disobedience of law, or from morally wrong action; the state of one who has broken a moral or political law; crime; criminality; offense against right., Exposure to any legal penalty or forfeiture.
guise noun Customary way of speaking or acting; custom; fashion; manner; behavior; mien; mode; practice; — often used formerly in such phrases as: at his own guise; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself., External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape., Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
gulae plural of Gula
gulas plural of Gula
gular adjective Pertaining to the gula or throat; as, gular plates. See Illust. of Bird, and Bowfin.
gulch noun Act of gulching or gulping., A glutton., A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully., To swallow greedily; to gulp down.
gules noun The tincture red, indicated in seals and engraved figures of escutcheons by parallel vertical lines. Hence, used poetically for a red color or that which is red.
gulfy adjective Full of whirlpools or gulfs.
gully noun A large knife., A channel or hollow worn in the earth by a current of water; a short deep portion of a torrent’s bed when dry., A grooved iron rail or tram plate., To wear into a gully or into gullies., To flow noisily.
gulph noun See Gulf.
gulty adjective Guilty.
gumbo noun A soup thickened with the mucilaginous pods of the okra; okra soup., The okra plant or its pods.
gumma noun A kind of soft tumor, usually of syphilitic origin.
gummy adjective Consisting of gum; viscous; adhesive; producing or containing gum; covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
gunny Alt. of Gunny cloth
gurge noun A whirlpool., To swallow up.
gurmy noun A level; a working.
gurry noun An alvine evacuation; also, refuse matter., A small fort.
gurts noun pl. Groatts.
gusto noun Nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; relish; taste; fancy.
gusty adjective Subject to, or characterized by, gusts or squalls; windy; stormy; tempestuous.
gutta noun A drop., One of a series of ornaments, in the form of a frustum of a cone, attached to the lower part of the triglyphs, and also to the lower faces of the mutules, in the Doric order; — called also campana, and drop.
gutty adjective Charged or sprinkled with drops.
guyed imp. & past participle of Guy
guyle verb t. To guile.