1

signpost

play
noun sign·post \ˈsīn-ˌpōst\

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 in a sentence

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

1620

First Known Use of signpost

1620


2

signpost

transitive verb sign·post

Definition of signpost

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

Examples of signpost in a sentence

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

1895

First Known Use of signpost

1895


SIGNPOST Defined for English Language Learners

1

signpost

play
noun sign·post \ˈsīn-ˌpōst\

Definition of signpost for English Language Learners

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


2

signpost

transitive verb sign·post

Definition of signpost for English Language Learners

  • : to provide (something) with signposts or guides


SIGNPOST Defined for Kids

signpost

play
noun sign·post \ˈsīn-ˌpōst\

Definition of signpost for Students

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


Learn More about signpost


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up signpost? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ