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signpost

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noun sign·post \ˈsīn-ˌpōst\

Simple Definition of signpost

  • : a sign beside a road showing the direction and distance to a place

Full Definition of signpost

  1. 1 :  a post (as at the fork of a road) with signs on it to direct travelers

  2. 2 :  guide, beacon

  3. 3 :  sign, indication

Examples of signpost

  1. The signpost says it is 10 miles to the city.



1620

First Known Use of signpost

1620


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signpost

transitive verb sign·post

Simple Definition of signpost

  • : to provide (something) with signposts or guides

Full Definition of signpost

  1. :  to provide with or as if with signposts or guides

Examples of signpost

  1. The road from here to London is well signposted.



1895

First Known Use of signpost

1895


SIGNPOST Defined for Kids

signpost

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noun sign·post \ˈsīn-ˌpōst\

Definition of signpost

  1. :  a post with a sign or signs (as for directing travelers)




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