Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “signpost”

signpost

noun [C]    /ˈsɑɪnˌpoʊst/
a pole with a sign on it, esp. showing the way to a place or the name of a road: The camp roads had signposts that read Sparks Street, Portage Avenue, Yonge Street, and the like. fig. A signpost is also a clear signal that something will happen: a signpost of progress
(Definition of signpost noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of signpost

Definitions of “signpost” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More