- a star that shows the way.
- something that serves as a guide or on which the attention is fixed.
Origin of lodestar
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Examples from the Web for loadstar
The feather in the hat of Lewis was the loadstar of victory.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
In the home she is "loadstone to all hearts, and loadstar to all eyes."Character
In the home, she is the "loadstone to all hearts, and loadstar to all eyes."The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.
Heart-broken as I am, I should desire to carry away one memory at least of her whose love was the loadstar of my existence.'Lord Kilgobbin
She has led me to hope it may, and that hope is the loadstar of my existence; and one with which I will never part.The Ruined Cities of Zululand
Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
- a variant spelling of lodestar
- a star, esp the North Star, used in navigation or astronomy as a point of reference
- something that serves as a guide or model
C14: literally, guiding star. See lode
Word Origin and History for loadstar
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of reference.
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