Meaning of SIGNPOST in English


/ ˈsaɪnpəʊst; NAmE -poʊst/ noun , verb

■ noun

a sign at the side of a road giving information about the direction and distance of places :

Follow the signposts to the superstore.

( figurative )

The chapter headings are useful signposts to the content of the book.

■ verb [ vn ] ( BrE )


[ usually passive ] to mark a road, place, etc. with signposts :

The route is well signposted.


to show clearly the way that an argument, a speech, etc. will develop :

You need to signpost for the reader the various points you are going to make.

►  sign·post·ing noun [ U ]

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.