Meaning of SIGNPOST in English

SIGNPOST

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

point

I saw the signpost pointing along the road like a warning finger.

I have time to discuss only one lexical myth: this is the signpost which points us in the direction of precision.

Symptoms were regarded as mere signposts pointing at the real target.

Why, that must be where the signpost wass pointing to!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Clear signposts at the beginning of each section will help the audience follow your ideas.

Malcolm's car hit a signpost before crashing into a tree.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But Finch smiles easily as she banks the plane and finds a steeple that has become her aerial signpost .

Each of these weeks has its own theme, rather like a signpost leading to the next part of the route.

He fished single maggot on the bomb opposite the Ouse-Ure signpost .

Heading straight for the signpost , he caught himself, then took a cautious step on to the curb.

I saw the signpost pointing along the road like a warning finger.

The book highlights the lack of good signposts to help guide grieving individuals.

Then, the better we get to know some one, the more these symbolic signposts recede in importance.

This raises doubts about some of the signposts the Fed used to rely on.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Mr Dawson also criticised the lack of directions and signposting to help those who wanted to visit the new sites.

No one pretends that ageing has no ill-effects: the argument is that birthdays do not signpost them.

The three examination boards have been extremely thorough in their signposting of key skills.

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