guidepost

noun
guide·​post | \ ˈgīd-ˌpōst How to pronounce guidepost (audio) \

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Examples of guidepost in a Sentence

The guidepost said that the camp was to the left.
Recent Examples on the Web Carefully monitoring ‘mission creep’ vs. ‘mission clarity’ will also serve as a critical and ongoing guidepost. Brandon Busteed, Forbes, 20 Jan. 2022 But one guidepost comes from its projections of where the unemployment rate will settle in the long run. Josh Mitchell, WSJ, 13 Jan. 2022 Now, those convictions both fuel the newfound revolutionary spirit and serve as a guidepost to a post-revolutionary future, when conservatives will supposedly gain the upper hand and at long last prevail over their opponents. Damon Linker, The Week, 11 Jan. 2022 While the passage of time and experience will ultimately reveal the degree to which nirvana can be attained, Gulati's PowerSchool is certainly positioned as a guidepost for the education community moving forward. Rod Berger, Forbes, 6 Dec. 2021 Biden takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as a moral guidepost to shape his social and economic policies. Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Oct. 2021 The president takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as moral guidepost to shape many of his social and economic policies. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2021 Biden takes pride in his Catholic faith, using it as moral guidepost to shape many of his social and economic policies. Josh Boak, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 Using that estimate as a guidepost, the commission has drawn Detroit districts where the Black voting age population generally falls within a 40%-45% range, achieved by pairing Black voters in the city in districts with suburban communities. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of guidepost

1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Guidepost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guidepost. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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guidepost

noun
guide·​post | \ ˈgīd-ˌpōst How to pronounce guidepost (audio) \

Kids Definition of guidepost

: a post with signs giving directions for travelers

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