signpost

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noun

sign·​post ˈsīn-ˌpōst How to pronounce signpost (audio)
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: a post (as at the fork of a road) with signs on it to direct travelers
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signpost

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verb

signposted; signposting; signposts

transitive verb

: to provide with or as if with signposts or guides

Examples of signpost in a Sentence

Noun The signpost says it is 10 miles to the city. Verb The road from here to London is well signposted.
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Noun
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Verb
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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of signpost was in 1597

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“Signpost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/signpost. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

signpost

noun
sign·​post
ˈsīn-ˌpōst
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: a post with signs on it to direct travelers
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: something that points the way

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