Definition of guided in English:



  • 1Conducted by a guide.

    ‘a guided tour of the castle’
    • ‘I joined a guided tour briefly, conducted in a naturally eloquent, yet animated and informative way, by a well-known RTE actress.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The agencies conduct guided tours from mid-May through July 4.’
    • ‘But what if you want to conduct a guided tour for the public?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But a virtual tour cannot compare to a guided tour of the mineral kingdom conducted during a visit.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The evening, which takes place tomorrow at 7.30 pm, will include a guided tour of the gallery, as well as refreshments and music.’
    • ‘Okay, now I'll take you on a guided tour of my cedar clothes closet…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2Directed 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cruisers, destroyers and frigates armed with guided missiles form the core of a modern navy's offensive power in a maritime arena like Asia’
    • ‘The 1991 Iraq campaign introduced home-viewers to the murky, underwater green shots of guided missiles homing in on windows and chimneys of buildings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Wars are fought with technology now, computers and satellites and guided missiles,’ he says.’
    • ‘And China's new guided missile destroyers feature Russian and homegrown Chinese technology.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In strictly military terms, a guided missile is little different from a kamikaze or a hijacked passenger jet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They said there was no way to understand or project that this airplane really was, in fact, a guided missile.’
    • ‘The picture of the USS Chancellorsville, their guided missile cruiser, was one of them.’
    • ‘In Afghanistan, mounted cavalry charges sometimes achieved what guided missiles could not.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Alongside the drones are the cruise missiles and guided bombs, bigger and better than in previous campaigns.’