a stone functioning as a milepost.
a significant event or stage in the life, progress, development, or the like of a person, nation, etc.: Her getting the job of supervisor was a milestone in her career.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use milestone in a sentence
The oil and gas industry just passed another milestone in the global energy transition.As Exxon exits the Dow, technology takes over the major stock indices | Michael J. Coren | August 25, 2020 | Quartz
While barocaloric materials are less susceptible to fatigue than elastocaloric materials, the new milestones required colossal pressures of thousands of atmospheres.
During the last quarter, The New York Times reported the same milestone.‘It’s less dire than it seemed to be’: How The Wall Street Journal’s digital ads business has weathered the downturn | Lucinda Southern | August 20, 2020 | Digiday
More than 4,800 alumni and friends gathered online May 29–31 to celebrate class milestones, explore alumni achievements and faculty research, compete in a trivia face-off, and more.
The market spent the past few days within striking distance of a new high, but falling short of the milestone, until the last minutes of trading Tuesday.S&P 500 hits a new record, erasing last of pandemic losses | Verne Kopytoff | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.
A multi-faceted approach to ensuring students reach the critical milestone of grade level reading by fourth grade.
The regal technological milestone was passed as the Queen attended the opening of a new gallery at the Science Museum in London.
In fact, with my most recent birthday, I passed the milestone of having come out of the closet over half my lifetime ago.
The moment he was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man.
The force of such idealization helped to carry forward the human race to a new milestone on the path of progress.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
In 1771 a Roman milestone of the time of Hadrian (76-138) was discovered at a spot two miles from Leicester.The Towns of Roman Britain | James Oliver Bevan
He saw my look and said, "Oops, I mean this milestone in paper technology once it is announced to the world."The Professional Approach | Charles Leonard Harness
And I ask myself again, Is75 this a new phase of life into which I have entered,—a new milestone left behind?The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
This has been interpreted as the inscription of a certain Notus; but others have regarded it as simply a Roman milestone.The Cornwall Coast | Arthur L. Salmon
British Dictionary definitions for milestone
a stone pillar that shows the distance in miles to or from a place
a significant event in life, history, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012