Examples from the Web for lodestar
What do they say up in the carbonate camp about the Lodestar business?The Helpers|Francis Lynde
You hold me as the lodestar holds the iron: I cannot but cling to you.Dark Lady of the Sonnets|George Bernard Shaw
Davies calls Elizabeth "lodestone to all hearts and lodestar to all eyes."
She was immediately spellbound by Franz's music, and he became the lodestar of her dreams.Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches|Maurice Baring
The lodestar of his hopes is liberty, his main end the establishment of "a free commonwealth."Milton|Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
British Dictionary definitions for lodestar
Word Origin for lodestar
Word Origin and History for lodestar
late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), an old name for the pole star (cf. Old Norse leiðarstjarna) as the star that "leads the way" in navigation; from lode (n.) + star (n.). Figurative use from late 14c.