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Guru appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Stacy ran; I drove Kev: a guru gave Kev ordinary cats.
  • You bar our uglies, banana man: an abseil guru or a buoy.
  • To handle balisaur uglies, ban an abseil guru as I label DNA hot.
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Definition of the noun guru

What does guru mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gurus

  1. a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
  2. each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion
  3. a recognized leader in some field or of some movement
    • example: a guru of genomics
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: leader = a person who rules or guides or inspires others

Alternative definition of the noun guru


  1. A Hindu or Sikh spiritual teacher. [definition from 17th c.]
  2. [sometimes, humorous] An influential advisor or mentor. [definition from 20th c.]


  1. "Guru" is a 2007 Indian biographical film loosely based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani, a business magnate who founded Reliance Industries. The film was co-written and directed by Mani Ratnam. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Arya Babbar, Mithun Chakraborty in the leading roles. The film also has Mallika Sherawat in a guest appearance. The score and soundtrack for the film was composed by A. R. Rahman. The film was dubbed and released simultaneously in Tamil as Guru and in Telugu as Gurukanth. and in the Tamil version of the film, the lead role was dubbed by Suriya. The film was released on 12 January 2007 with its première at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, on Thursday 11 January 2007, making it the first Indian film to have a mainstream international première in Canada. The film was premiered in the Tous Les Cinemas du Monde section of 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Guru" a.k.a. "The Guru" is a 2002 British-French-American romantic comedy film written by Tracey Jackson and directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer. The film centers on a dance teacher who comes to America from India to pursue a normal career but incidentally stumbles into a brief but high-profile career as a sex guru, a career based on a philosophy he learns from a pornographic actress.
  3. "Guru" is a 1980 Tamil-language drama film directed by I. V. Sasi. The film features Kamal Haasan and Sridevi in the lead roles while M. N. Nambiar, Muthuraman and Mohan Babu play supporting roles. The film opened in July 1980 to positive reviews. It was a blockbuster and completed a 365-day run at the box office. The film, a bi-lingual was made in Telugu language as well with the same title.
  4. "Guru" is a 1989 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Umesh Mehra, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Sridevi and Shakti Kapoor. The film is the remake of Tamil blockbuster Kaakki Sattai, starring Kamal Haasan. "GURU" was a one of the biggest opener of that year and became a box office HIT.
  5. "Guru" is a 1997 Indian Malayalam-language film written by CG Rajendra Babu and directed by Rajiv Anchal. Prominent Malayalam actor Mohanlal played the lead role in the film. Nedumudi Venu, Srinivasan, Suresh Gopi, Sithara, Kaveri Muralidharan and Sreelakshmi star in supporting roles.
  6. "Guru" is a 2003 Bengali-language Indian feature film directed by Swapan Saha, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Tapas Paul, Subhendu Chattopadhyay and Jisshu Sengupta. The film is the remake of Tamil blockbuster Baashha starring Rajinikanth, which was inspired from Hum.
  7. "GURU" is a short film, directed by Yassine Azzouz & Jonathan Kluger.
  8. "Guru" is a 2012 Indian Kannada film directed by Jaggesh. The film starred his sons Gururaj and Yathiraj as male leads and Rashmi Gautham as the female lead. The film was Jaggesh's first film as a director. The film, as Jaggesh said, is a remake of a Korean film that deals with drug trafficking.
  9. "Guru" is a 2011 short documentary written and directed by Jonathan VanBallenberghe.


"Guru" is a book by Sheldon Kopp.

  • also known as "Guru: metaphors from a psychotherapist"


  1. Guru is a fictional character from the 2007 film The Bodyguard 2.
  2. Guru a.k.a. Gurumoorthy is a fictional character from the 2004 film Kuththu.
  3. Guru is a fictional character from the 1998 film Satya.
  4. Guru is a fictional character from the 2009 film Ek: The Power of One.
  5. Guru is a fictional character from the 1983 film Mahaan.
  6. Guru is a fictional character from the 1990 film Trikon.
  7. Guru is a fictional character from the 2007 film Shakalaka Boom Boom.

There are other characters with in their name, like Love Guru, Sree Narayana Guru.


  1. "Guru" is the soundtrack to the 2007 film, of the same name directed by Mani Ratnam. The soundtrack was released in 18 November 2006. Guru's music is composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics provided by Gulzar.
    • also known as Guru Soundtrack
    • genre: Soundtrack
    • released on (9 years ago)
  2. "Guru" is a musical album of Trümmelschlager.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  3. "Guru" is a musical album of Matthew Simmonds.
    • released on
  4. "Guru" is a composition.
  5. "Guru" is a musical single of Millions.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Guru" is a musical single of Light Light.
    • released on
  7. "Guru" is a musical album of Mustat Enkelit.
    • released in (8 years ago)
  8. "Guru" is a composition.
  9. "Guru" is a composition.


  1. Guru: Keith Edward Elam, better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper, producer and actor best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts.
  2. Guru a.k.a. Guru Dutt: Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone, better known as Guru Dutt, was an Indian film director, producer and actor. He made 1950s and 1960s classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Chaudhvin Ka Chand. In particular, Pyaasa and Kaagaz Ke Phool are now included among the greatest films of all time, both by Time magazine's "All-TIME" 100 best movies and by the Sight & Sound critics' and directors' poll, where Dutt himself is included among the greatest film directors of all time. He is sometimes referred to as "India's Orson Welles". In 2010, he was included among CNN's "top 25 Asian actors of all time".
  3. Guru a.k.a. James: Faruq Mahfuz Anam, known by his stage name James, is a Bangladeshi singer, guitarist, and composer.
  4. Guru a.k.a. Guru Thakur is a contemporary, Marathi Poet, lyricist, Script Writer, actor and Playwright. Guru was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. While he began his career as a newspaper columnist, cartoonist, caricaturist and voiceover artist he has evolved and made a name as a poet, lyricist and script writer. His early career includes a short stint at Marmik, Marathi weekly and newspapers Tarun Bharat, Pudhari, Maharashtra Times and Navakaal. His achievements include script writing for the television show 'Shriyut Gangadhar Tipare', movie Aga Bai Arrecha, play 'Bhaiyya Haat Paay Pasari' and most recent movie Natarang. He received 'Zee Gaurav Award' and 'V. Shantaram Award' as Best Lyricist for the Song 'Khel Mandla' from the movie Natarang.
  5. Guru a.k.a. Gurmmeet Singh is a film editor and director.
  6. Guru a.k.a. Gurudutt Shirali is a film editor.
  7. Guru is an actor.

There are other people with in their name, like Guru Raj, Sri Guru, Guru Josh, Guru Team, Raja Guru, Guru Angad, Guru Arjan, Guru Hegde and many others.


  1. Guru is a Sanskrit term for "teacher" or "master", particularly in Indian religions. The Hindu guru-shishya tradition is the oral tradition or religious doctrine or experiential wisdom transmitted from teacher to student. In the United States, the word guru is a newer term, most often used to describe a teacher from the Hindu tradition. In the West some derogatory interpretations of the word have been noted, reflecting certain gurus who have allegedly exploited their followers' naiveté, due to the use of the term in certain new religious movements.
    • also known as Γκουρού, 古鲁(印度宗教领袖), معلم مذهبی, 지혜자, معلم روحي, गुरू, กูรู, Gourou, 上师
  2. Guru a.k.a. The High Priest was the chief religious official of Israelite religion and of classical Judaism from the rise of the Israelite nation until the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. The high priests belonged to the Jewish priestly families that trace their paternal line back to Aaron, the first high priest and elder brother of Moses.
    • also known as Kohen Gadol, High Priest of Israel
  3. Guru a.k.a. Luguru Language: Luguru is a Bantu language spoken by the Luguru people of the Morogoro region of Tanzania. The name is also spelled Lughuru, Lugulu, Ruguru. It is closely related to Gogo and Zaramo, but is not intelligible with other languages.
  4. Guru is a video ad.

Phrases with Guru

  1. guru nanak
  2. Adi-Guru
  3. unix guru
  4. media guru
  5. computer guru

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Guru

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Google previewGuru Gita (2011)

The Song of the Guru by Kalavati Maria Cristina Chiulli

A Guru is a presence.

Guru means heavy, very heavy: heavy for the energy of the unknown, heavy of the Divine, heavy like a pregnant woman.

Google previewThe Secret of Happiness

by Jas Mand

The true Guru is an ocean of Truth and Knowledge. Thus the knowledge imparted by him is always true: “Satpurakhjin janya Satguru tis ka nau”.226 The Guru is the field of Dharma, has no enmity and is benevolent to all.

Google previewLosing the Clouds, Gaining the Sky (2007)

Buddhism and the Natural Mind by Doris Wolter

Unfortunately, the guru is a must for Vajrayana practice. However, all great masters and teachings repeatedly advise that one should always be skillful in checking the lama before one takes him as one's master. We have that option, and we ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Religion (2005)

Gursikh : Someone who is deeply and sincerely devoted to the service of the Guru. Guru : Literally "teacher." One of the most important words in Sikhism, it has a number of related meanings. It can refer, depending on context of usage, to one ...

Google previewA Dictionary, Gujarati and English. 2. ed (1868)

A name ofoetusa, the Guru of the gods and Regent of the planet Jupiter. 6 The planet Jupiter. 7 A. tutor, an instructor. –93 s. shell on guil, A man's evil counsel turns back against himself, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Love in World Religions (2008)

by Yudit Kornberg Greenberg

Understood in academic terms, all of the traditions take it as axiomatic that the guru embodies the central dynamic of the sacred,

The guru is human, yet beyond the limitations of humankind; as such, gurus occupy a unique position— leading ...

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Small photo of Figurine of Padmasambhava - Guru Rinpoche, in the sitting pose, make in a traditional Tibetan manner,  colorful painted, isolated on an orange background.Small photo of Kylakuppe, India - October 29, 2013: Inside Padmasambhava Vihara of Namdroling Buddhist Monastery. Detail of wall painting. Vivid colors. Male guru with beard and orange garb.Small photo of HYDERABAD,INDIA-DECEMBER 23: youth show Gatka sikh martial art form in Nagar Keertan celebrating birth anniversary of Guru Gobind singh by Sikh community on December 23,2017 in HyderabadSmall photo of Gold painted statue of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava at Hemis monastery, Leh district, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, north IndiaSmall photo of Puja to Lord Ganesh during the festival of Guru PurnimaSmall photo of Puja to Lord Ganesh during the festival of Guru PurnimaSmall photo of Puja to Lord Ganesh during the festival of Guru Purnima More...

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Quotes about Guru

Let no man in the world live in delusion. Without a Guru none can cross over to the other shore. (Guru Nanak)
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Scrabble value of G2U1R1U1

The value of this 4-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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