- to provide (a place, route, etc.) with signposts.
Origin of signpost
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Examples from the Web for sign-posts
They mean us to use them for sign-posts we mistake the sign-post for the destination.
Actual life is full of false clues and sign-posts that lead nowhere.
The refrains act like sign-posts to help the child to mark the progress.Here and Now Story Book
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
"Dangerous passin," as the sign-posts say, abaout these times.'Over the Teacups
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
"You ought to have sign-posts," said Chubbins, who had once been in a city.Twinkle and Chubbins
L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
- a post bearing a sign that shows the way, as at a roadside
- something that serves as a clue or indication; sign
- to mark with signposts
- to indicate direction towardsthe camp site is signposted from the road
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Word Origin and History for sign-posts
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