- 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 lodestar
Since I have known you, you have been the lodestar of my existence, the fountain of my inspiration.Happy Days
Alan Alexander Milne
Every man must have a woman as a lodestar; you are to be that to me.A Book o' Nine Tales.
What do they say up in the carbonate camp about the Lodestar business?The Helpers
And find what lodestar there draws Chartrien From constancy?The Mortal Gods and Other Plays
Olive Tilford Dargan
You hold me as the lodestar holds the iron: I cannot but cling to you.Dark Lady of the Sonnets
George Bernard Shaw
- 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
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Word Origin and History for lodestar
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of reference.
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