Definition of guided in English:



  • 1Conducted by a guide.

    ‘a guided tour of the castle’
    • ‘Certainly your reporter's guided tour of the new complex made impressive reading but I have to confess that I am not remotely bothered about a ‘changing village’.’
    • ‘The agencies conduct guided tours from mid-May through July 4.’
    • ‘The evening, which takes place tomorrow at 7.30 pm, will include a guided tour of the gallery, as well as refreshments and music.’
    • ‘Thus it is that I have an appointment at the showroom at 2.30 this afternoon when he will personally conduct me on a guided tour of all the goodies he has to offer automobile wise.’
    • ‘However, while for me the splendour of Prague was quite overwhelming, our guided tour and riverboat trip gave a great introduction to the marvels and history of this ancient city.’
    • ‘And, once again this year, Richard plans to put his vast knowledge of the area to good use by conducting daily guided walks through the park.’
    • ‘The new minister on her surprise visits to hospitals not only arrives with a baggage of media-persons but also a delegation of people as if taking them around on an entertainment guided tour.’
    • ‘The guided tour was great, giving us a chance to hear a selection of the instruments in action, including an amazing mechanical piano which also had three violins played automatically.’
    • ‘But what if you want to conduct a guided tour for the public?’
    • ‘Far from sitting on a chair in the corner of a room looking bored and occasionally glowering at small children, Kirsty is to give a series of guided tours and a gallery talk about the public's reaction to the Turner Prize.’
    • ‘The castle itself now attracts around 80,000 visitors a year willing to pay £6 for a guided tour of the biggest room in the house - the ballroom - and the gardens.’
    • ‘I joined a guided tour briefly, conducted in a naturally eloquent, yet animated and informative way, by a well-known RTE actress.’
    • ‘Okay, now I'll take you on a guided tour of my cedar clothes closet…’
    • ‘He still drives a cab in the off-season - his wife Pat does so too throughout the year - but he felt driven to take up the horse-and-carriage service for guided tours and weddings.’
    • ‘From the port we got the ferry into the city where we had a guided tour, showing us sights such as St. Mark's Square with its cathedral, parliament buildings and the Bridge of Sighs.’
    • ‘Open Day provides a great opportunity to see first hand how a Police Station operates with guided tours and demonstrations as well as a chance to talk to a Police officer about a career in the Police service.’
    • ‘The final class of the programme was taught in the new Credit Union office at Upper Grange, after which the students were given a guided tour of the new building, followed by refreshments.’
    • ‘If you want to know more about this ancient art, take a guided tour; the guide will tell you much more about the philosophy behind Chinese gardens and the symbolism of the plants it contains.’
    • ‘But a virtual tour cannot compare to a guided tour of the mineral kingdom conducted during a visit.’
    • ‘Many members of the public also took the opportunity to go on a guided tour where it was demonstrated exactly how all the food and garden waste collected in their Brown Bins was turned into high quality compost.’
    1. 1.1Directed by remote control or by internal equipment.
      ‘a guided missile’
      • ‘Waging war at long distance, it is argued, using computers and remotely guided missiles, detaches policy-makers from the death and the suffering for which they are responsible.’
      • ‘There's also the issue of his guided missile program, which at one point just before the war, had achieved the ability to field two - stage rockets.’
      • ‘They helped to change the close-combat style of warfare to something more remote and precise - the evolution point for today's smart bombs and guided missiles.’
      • ‘The 1991 Iraq campaign introduced home-viewers to the murky, underwater green shots of guided missiles homing in on windows and chimneys of buildings.’
      • ‘And China's new guided missile destroyers feature Russian and homegrown Chinese technology.’
      • ‘The picture of the USS Chancellorsville, their guided missile cruiser, was one of them.’
      • ‘They said there was no way to understand or project that this airplane really was, in fact, a guided missile.’
      • ‘The window had only been left open a few inches to air the room, but like a guided missile, the thing found the gap, and gasps of awe changed to shrieks of parental horror as it entered the house.’
      • ‘Cruisers, destroyers and frigates armed with guided missiles form the core of a modern navy's offensive power in a maritime arena like Asia’
      • ‘In Afghanistan, mounted cavalry charges sometimes achieved what guided missiles could not.’
      • ‘It was taken a few hours after terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and turned them into guided missiles that killed thousands of Americans.’
      • ‘We beat the Navy on that in the sense that we saw cruise missile flashes from a guided missile cruiser off to our starboard quarter in the distance at night.’
      • ‘Two carriers and three frigates, armed with guided missile destroyers capable of shooting down aircraft, head for the New York coast.’
      • ‘I didn't turn on the alarm clock and was happily sleeping in when all three cats hit me like hungry guided missiles.’
      • ‘‘Wars are fought with technology now, computers and satellites and guided missiles,’ he says.’
      • ‘No sooner has Frank recovered the uphill ski than he turns aghast to see another bad crash and a second guided missile just brushing past him.’
      • ‘In strictly military terms, a guided missile is little different from a kamikaze or a hijacked passenger jet.’
      • ‘Alongside the drones are the cruise missiles and guided bombs, bigger and better than in previous campaigns.’
      • ‘Like a silent movie, we watched in horror as one of them pointed up the mountain at the guided missile approaching, and they scattered in all directions, quite literally for their lives.’
      • ‘To be fair, the horrid genius of the attacks was that no one could have predicted that hijacked airliners would be used as guided missiles.’