signpost definition, meaning - what is signpost in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “signpost”

See all translations

signpost

noun [C] uk   /ˈsaɪn.pəʊst/  us   /-poʊst/

signpost noun [C] (ROAD SIGN)

B1 a pole at the side of a road, especially at a point where two or more roads meet, that gives information about routes and distances: The signpost said "London 18 miles".

signpost noun [C] (SHOW FUTURE)

something that shows what is going to happen, or what should happen, in the future: This upturn in the country's economy is a splendid signpost to the future.

signpost

verb uk   /ˈsaɪn.pəʊst/  us   /-poʊst/

signpost verb (ROAD SIGN)

[T usually passive] to show the direction of something on a signpost: The road wasn't very well signposted (= provided with signposts). We found where we were going very easily, because it was signposted (= the direction was shown by signposts) all the way.

signpost verb (SHOW FUTURE)

[T] to show clearly how something is going to develop: The early chapters of the book signpost what is going to happen further on.
Translations of “signpost”
in Korean 이정표…
in Arabic لافِتة…
in Portuguese placa de sinalização…
in Catalan senyal, rètol…
in Japanese 標識…
in Italian cartello stradale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路標…
in Russian (дорожный) указатель…
in Turkish (yol) işaret levhası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路标…
in Polish drogowskaz…
(Definition of signpost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of signpost?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

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

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More