AskDefine | Define guidepost

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1 a rule or principle that provides guidance to appropriate behavior [syn: guideline, rule of thumb]
2 a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way [syn: signpost]

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  1. a signpost
  2. In the context of "by extension": anything that provides guidance; a guideline

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

arrow, blaze, compass needle, direction, direction post, finger post, fist, guide, guideboard, hand, hour hand, index, index finger, lead, lubber line, milepost, minute hand, needle, pointer, signboard, signpost
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