mile·​post | \ ˈmī(-ə)l-ˌpōst How to pronounce milepost (audio) \

Definition of milepost

1 : a post indicating the distance in miles from or to a given point also : a post placed a mile from a similar post

Examples of milepost in a Sentence

We've reached a new milepost in the field of genetic research. a milepost in the development of a global economy
Recent Examples on the Web Firefighters stopped progress of the blaze, known as the Watermelon Fire, near milepost 303, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Lillian Boyd, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2022 On Wednesday, Dish launched its 5G service in Las Vegas, a milepost in that company’s nearly two-year journey to become a new wireless competitor after the Sprint/T-Mobile deal. Scott Moritz, Fortune, 5 May 2022 According to a news release from the DPS, troopers responded to the single vehicle crash on I-70 near milepost 92 at about 5:37 a.m. Saturday morning. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Feb. 2022 The one-year milepost, historically, is a pivot point for presidents, the natural transition from fighting to enact their agenda to selling it to voters ahead of the November midterm elections. Los Angeles Times, 19 Jan. 2022 So, in some significant ways, Saturday’s third round of the AT&T Pro-Am marked a milepost in Smith’s new life. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Feb. 2022 On Monday, Nagy provided a scouting report for each local prospect as the players approach a milepost on the way to the NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 28-30. Mark Inabinett |, al, 26 Jan. 2022 According to the department, the incident happened at about 1:30 p.m. about three miles west of Flagstaff, near milepost 222. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 23 Jan. 2022 Even so, Thompson passed a milepost of sorts in Thursday night’s loss in Milwaukee. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Jan. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'milepost.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of milepost

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best earbuds for runners.

Learn More About milepost

Time Traveler for milepost

Time Traveler

The first known use of milepost was in 1768

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near milepost

mile of line



See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for milepost

Last Updated

12 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Milepost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!