signpost Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “signpost” in the English Dictionary

"signpost" in British English

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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 ​roadsmeet, 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.


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 ​happenfurther on.
(Definition of signpost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"signpost" in American English

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signpostnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪnˌpoʊst/
a ​pole with a ​sign on it, esp. ​showing the way to a ​place or the ​name of a ​road: The ​camproads had signposts that ​read Sparks ​Street, Portage ​Avenue, Yonge ​Street, and the like. fig. A signpost is also a ​clearsignal that something will ​happen: a signpost of ​progress
(Definition of signpost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “signpost”
in Arabic لافِتة…
in Korean 이정표…
in Portuguese placa de sinalização…
in Catalan senyal, rètol…
in Japanese 標識…
in Chinese (Simplified) 路标…
in Turkish (yol) işaret levhası…
in Russian (дорожный) указатель…
in Chinese (Traditional) 路標…
in Italian cartello stradale…
in Polish drogowskaz…
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