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Definition of "guidepost" [guide•post]

  • A post with a sign giving directions for travelers, usually placed at a crossroad. (noun)
  • Something that serves as a guide or an example; a guideline. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guidepost" in a sentence
  • "It was many years before I realized that activism must be rooted in the very simple principle of love: love of some kind of moral or spiritual guidepost (some call their guidepost "God"), love of self, love for each other, and, unquestionably, love for humankind."
  • "Sandberg could have been a proud symbol of the "Cubs Way" that Epstein speaks of as a guidepost for the organization."
  • "In the Citigroup case, Judge Huvelle said there was no "guidepost" to determine whether $75 million was a fair penalty."