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signpostnoun [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.

signpostverb

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…
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