Definition of Loadstar

1. Noun. Guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation or astronomy.

Exact synonyms: Lodestar
Specialized synonyms: North Star, Polar Star, Polaris, Pole Star, Polestar
Generic synonyms: Star

2. Noun. Something that serves as a model or guide.
Exact synonyms: Lodestar
Generic synonyms: Example, Model

Definition of Loadstar

1. n. A star that leads; a guiding star; esp., the polestar; the cynosure.

Definition of Loadstar

1. English. alternative spelling of lodestar ¹

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Definition of Loadstar

1. lodestar [n -S] - See also: lodestar

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Loadstar

loading dose
loading screen
loading screens
loading space
loading spaces
loading zone
loading zones
loadstar (current term)
loaf about
loaf around
loaf of bread
loaf sugar

Literary usage of Loadstar

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1. On Heroes, Hero-worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"For Johnson's quarrel with him, see Boswell's Johnson, p. 49 (Globe Edition). 237, 22. loadstar (lodestar): Icelandic ..."

2. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1872)
"... not fur any e\ pence, for the good fortune he had in the happy finding of his rapier. • • loadstar, nnd LOADSMAN. See Jests of George Petit, 11. d. ..."

3. The works of Sir William Mure of Rowallan by William Mure, William Tough (1898)
"FAIR goddes, loadstar of delight, Natours triumph, and beuties lyfe, Earth's ornament, my hopes full hight, My only peace, and pleasing stryfe Let mercie ..."

4. The Grange of St. Giles, the Bass: And the Other Baronial Homes of the Dick by Jane Stewart Smith (1898)
"NOTE XII EXTRACTS FROM 'THE loadstar, OK DIRECTORY TO THE NEW WORLD AND TRANSFORMATIONS.' 'THE King's Majesty shall be counselled to follow forth and ..."

5. Necessity of Popular Education: As a National Object by James Simpson (1834)
"... excitement, direction of intellect—loadstar of education—Pupil's study of his own faculties, and their objects—Education, Physical, Moral, ..."

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