Need another word that means the same as “guru”? Find 14 synonyms and 30 related words for “guru” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Guru” are: spiritual teacher, teacher, tutor, sage, counsellor, mentor, spiritual leader, leader, master, expert, authority, leading light, professional, pundit
Guru as a Noun
Definitions of "Guru" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “guru” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An influential teacher or popular expert.
- A Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher.
- Each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion.
- Each of the ten first leaders of the Sikh religion.
- A Hindu spiritual teacher.
- A recognized leader in some field or of some movement.
Synonyms of "Guru" as a noun (14 Words)
|authority||The power to influence others, especially because of one’s commanding manner or one’s recognized knowledge about something.|
He was an authority on the stock market.
|counsellor||A senior officer in the diplomatic service.|
A debt counsellor.
|expert||A person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully.|
An expert in healthcare.
|leader||The person or team that is winning a sporting competition at a particular time.|
The leader of a protest group.
|leading light||The activity of leading.|
|master||Someone who holds a master s degree from academic institution.|
The master of the Aylesbury Vale Hunt.
|mentor||An experienced and trusted adviser.|
He was her friend and mentor until his death.
|professional||An authority qualified to teach apprentices.|
Professionals such as lawyers and surveyors.
|pundit||An expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called upon to give their opinions to the public.|
Political pundits were tipping him for promotion.
|sage||Used in names of aromatic plants of the mint family that resemble sage e g wood sage.|
|spiritual leader||A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.|
|spiritual teacher||A kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States.|
|teacher||A personified abstraction that teaches.|
Books were his teachers.
|tutor||A person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.|
A voluntary tutor in adult literacy.
Usage Examples of "Guru" as a noun
- A management guru.
- A guru of genomics.
Associations of "Guru" (30 Words)
|coach||Travel by coach.|
Fly or coach to the shores of the Mediterranean.
|connoisseur||An expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts.|
A connoisseur of music.
|disciple||Someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another.|
A disciple of Rousseau.
|economist||An expert in the science of economics.|
|expert||Of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood.|
I have a friend who is very expert at the language.
|grammarian||A linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax.|
|historian||A person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it.|
A military historian.
|occupational||Of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained.|
An occupational pension scheme.
|pedagogy||The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.|
Pedagogy is recognized as an important profession.
The Pope s first visit to Poland as pontiff.
|professional||Worthy of or appropriate to a professional person competent skilful or assured.|
Their music is both memorable and professional.
|protege||A person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege s career.|
|scholar||A university student holding a scholarship.|
A Rhodes scholar.
|school||The period of instruction in a school the time period when school is in session.|
The whole school turned out for the game.
|schoolmaster||A male teacher in a school.|
|semester||One of two divisions of an academic year.|
The opening week of Harvard s autumn semester.
|specialist||Practices one branch of medicine.|
A specialist electrical shop.
|specialize||Devote oneself to a special area of work.|
The firm specialized in commercial brochures.
|specialty||A distinguishing trait.|
|spiritual||Concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul.|
|study||A thing that is or deserves to be investigated the subject of an individual s study.|
The study of global problems.
|taxonomist||A biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior.|
The philosophy teaches self control.
|teacher||A personified abstraction that teaches.|
A history teacher.
|technical||Of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles.|
Analysts content that the stock market is due for a technical rally.
|tuition||A sum of money charged for teaching by a college or university.|
Private tuition in French.
|tutelage||Attention and management implying responsibility for safety.|
He felt privileged to be under the tutelage of an experienced actor.
|tutor||Be a tutor to someone give individual instruction.|
My history tutor.
|tutorship||Teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately.|
|university||The body of faculty and students at a university.|
I went to university at the Sorbonne.