Meaning of SIGNPOST in English
/ ˈsaɪnpəʊst; NAmE -poʊst/ noun , verb
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. 2005