What does signpost mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. signpost, guidepostverb

    a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way

  2. signpostverb

    mark with a signpost, as of a path


  1. signpostnoun

    a post bearing a sign that gives information on directions

  2. signpostverb

    to install signposts (on a route etc)

  3. signpostverb

    To indicate logical progress of a discourse using words or phrases such as now, right, to recap, to sum up, as I was saying, etc.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Signpostnoun

    That upon which a sign hangs.

    Etymology: sign and post.

    He should share with them in the preserving
    A shed or signpost. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

    This noble invention of our author’s hath been copied by so many signpost dawbers, that now ’tis grown fulsome, rather by their want of skill than by the commonness. Dryden.


  1. signpost

    Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of or above roads to give instructions or provide information to road users. The earliest signs were simple wooden or stone milestones. Later, signs with directional arms were introduced, for example the fingerposts in the United Kingdom and their wooden counterparts in Saxony. With traffic volumes increasing since the 1930s, many countries have adopted pictorial signs or otherwise simplified and standardized their signs to overcome language barriers, and enhance traffic safety. Such pictorial signs use symbols (often silhouettes) in place of words and are usually based on international protocols. Such signs were first developed in Europe, and have been adopted by most countries to varying degrees.


  1. signpost

    A signpost is a pole or structure erected at a particular location, typically near roadways or pathways, that displays information or guides in the form of signs or symbols to direct, instruct, or provide warnings to travelers or passersby. It can also metaphorically refer to a clue, indication, or guide towards a particular direction or action in non-physical contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Signpostnoun

    a post on which a sign hangs, or on which papers are placed to give public notice of anything


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  1. postings

  2. stop sign

  3. postsign

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of signpost in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of signpost in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of signpost in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    This is as good of a signpost of what we're dealing with when it comes to climate change as just about anything, we want to make sure that our grandkids can see this.

  2. Atlanta Fed:

    Seeing inflation converge ... will clearly be an important signpost for us as we are looking at decisions to be made post-liftoff.

  3. Virginia Woolf:

    Publicity in women is detestable. Anonymity runs in their blood. The desire to be veiled still possesses them. They are not even now as concerned about the health of their fame as men are, and, speaking generally, will pass a tombstone or a signpost without feeling an irresistible desire to cut their names on it.

  4. Jim Burkhard:

    The brisk resumption of Chinese oil demand, 90% of pre-COVID levels by the end of April and moving higher, is a welcome signpost for the global economy.

  5. Christopher King:

    That is a signpost that the research wielded a lot of impact.

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