Loadstar Load"star`, Lodestar Lode"star`, n. [Load, lode + star. See {Lode}.] 1. A star that leads; a guiding star; esp., the polestar, Polaris; also, the constellation containing the pole star, the cynosure (Ursa Minor). --Chaucer. `` Your eyes are lodestars.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The pilot can no loadstar see. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Something that serves as a guide or provides direction; a cynosure[2]. [PJC]

3. Something that attracts attention or on which the atention is fixed; a cynosure[3]. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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