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.

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. Barack Obama:

    This is as good a signpost of what we're dealing with on climate change as just about anything.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Christopher King:

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

  5. 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.

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    personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • A. staff
    • B. witness
    • C. nuisance
    • D. accessory

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