Definition of guidepost in US English:



  • another term for signpost
    • ‘Your guidepost will work best if it's lined up directly with your destination, but it can be off to the side as long as you orient yourself accordingly.’
    • ‘It follows that people who learn to take comfort in analysis and process, tend to have difficulty rejecting those models, and switching to inspiration and creative passion as their guideposts.’
    • ‘But in Cincinnati, too, if you look, are the clearest possible guideposts for how to get race issues right.’
    • ‘In its interesting design, Hammond's book begins with the importance of constructing stories or ‘scenarios’ as critical maps of the present and guideposts for the future.’
    • ‘The purpose of the current paper is to lay some theoretical guideposts for further work and reflection.’
    • ‘This case would be easy if the Court were willing to abandon the inconsistent guideposts it has adopted for addressing Establishment Clause challenges, and return to the original meaning of the Clause.’
    • ‘It was wonderfully quiet (one set of footprints), and there are nicely-located well-spaced guideposts with white-painted tops.’
    • ‘The Czechs, East Germans, Estonians, Lithuanians, Nicaraguans, Poles, and Russians who tried to dismantle their respective secret police systems had few guideposts and no precedents to follow.’
    • ‘The statistic is designed to be relative and a guidepost for continued government welfare funding.’
    • ‘Having grown up in North America, modern Western culture has become the source of most of my guideposts, tastes, and habitual perspectives.’
    • ‘While the Court's prior tests provide useful guideposts - and might well lead to the same result the Court reaches today, no exact formula can dictate a resolution to such fact-intensive cases.’
    • ‘And to ask such questions, it must ask the further question: What is human nature, and what guideposts and constraints does it set for the kind of life we can choose?’
    • ‘We will turn to the final two guideposts after this section, which deals specifically with our activity as citizens.’
    • ‘His article focuses on the problem of technological singularity, which he defines as a moment when runaway advances have outstripped human comprehension and all our knowledge and experience become useless as a guidepost to the future.’
    • ‘You need to really show him that it's all right, and you'd simultaneously be presenting him with a set of guideposts by which he can start figuring out what he can and can't deal with.’
    • ‘Perhaps the main reason some people don't appreciate abstract art is because they just don't ‘get it,’ and there are few guideposts within the art itself to facilitate its appreciation.’
    • ‘This year the Board of Directors systematically examined our Board policies, extracted the values contained within the policies, and shaped an explicit values statement that would serve as guideposts for future board work.’
    • ‘Yet it has not altered just-war theory or the rule of law - which in the absence of personal humility, or any doubts about right action, seem particularly useful guideposts.’
    • ‘And the sooner we can kind of get those guideposts from our present administration, the better we will be able to form our work.’
    • ‘I will need to add more guideposts, though: right now I think I have too much of the mystery novel structure, which is never good.’