milepost
noun Date: 1768 1. a post indicating the distance in miles from or to a given point; also a post placed a mile from a similar post 2. milestone 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Milepost — Mile post , n. 1. A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a mile each or the distance in miles from a given place. [1913 Webster] 2. An event or accomplishment marking a significant advance in an endeavor; a notable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milepost — UK US /ˈmaɪlpəʊst/ noun [C] ► MILESTONE(Cf. ↑milestone) …   Financial and business terms

  • milepost — ☆ milepost [mīl′pōst΄ ] n. a signpost showing the distance in miles to or from a specified place …   English World dictionary

  • milepost — UK [ˈmaɪlˌpəʊst] / US [ˈmaɪlˌpoʊst] noun [countable] Word forms milepost : singular milepost plural mileposts mainly American 1) a post at the side of a road or railway line that shows the distance to a particular place 2) an important stage in a …   English dictionary

  • milepost — /muyl pohst /, n. 1. any of a series of posts set up to mark distance by miles, as along a highway, or an individual post showing the distance to or from a place. 2. a notable point or significant event in the progress or development of… …   Universalium

  • milepost — noun A post on a highway, often with one or more fingerposts, showing the distance in miles to nearby places …   Wiktionary

  • milepost — Synonyms and related words: Samson post, arrow, baluster, balustrade, banister, bench mark, blaze, bookmark, cairn, catstone, compass needle, direction, direction post, doorjamb, doorpost, finger post, fist, gatepost, guide, guideboard, guidepost …   Moby Thesaurus

  • milepost — mile|post [ˈmaılpəust US poust] n AmE 1.) a post next to a road or railway that shows the distance in miles to the next town 2.) a ↑milestone …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • milepost — mile|post [ maıl,poust ] noun count 1. ) a post at the side of a road or railroad track that shows the distance to a particular place 2. ) an important stage in a process …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • milepost — милевой столб …   Pipeline dictionary

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