Definition of Lodestar

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

Exact synonyms: Loadstar
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: Loadstar
Generic synonyms: Example, Model

Definition of Lodestar

1. n. Same as Loadstar.

Definition of Lodestar

1. Noun. A star used as a navigation reference, particularly a pole star such as Polaris. ¹

2. Noun. A guiding tenet or principle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lodestar

1. a star used as a point of reference [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lodestar

locutory
lod
lod method
lod score
lodde
loddon pondweed
lode
lodemanage
loden
lodens
lodes
lodeship
lodeships
lodesman
lodesmen
lodestar (current term)
lodestars
lodestone
lodestones
lodge
lodge in
lodge pole
lodgeable
lodged
lodgement
lodgements
lodgepole
lodgepole pine
lodgepole pines
lodgepoles

Literary usage of Lodestar

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1. Challenging Horizons: QANTAS 1939-1954 by John Gunn (1987)
"... Australian troops wounded during the Buna-Gona campaign wait beside a Qantas lodestar for evacuation from ..."

2. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"Now in this desperate strait at lodestar, Dick had remembered the ... He recalled the boy and after ascertaining that a wire now ran through lodestar, v. ..."

3. Freedom of Information Act Guide and Privacy Act Overview, (1996) by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"406 The lodestar calculation is strongly presumed to yield the reasonable fee.407 Indeed, the Supreme Court has placed stringent limitations on the ..."

4. Who's who in America by John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquis (1906)
"... The Ladder The lodestar; also storiea, etc., jer s Mag. and Harper's Weekly. ... lodestar; also stories, etc.. for Harper's Mag. and Harper's Weekly. ..."

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