- something that serves as a guiding principle.
- something that is the center of attention or attraction.
Origin of polestar
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- a guiding principle, rule, standard, etc
- the Pole Star the star closest to the N celestial pole at any particular time. At present this is Polaris, but it will eventually be replaced by some other star owing to precession of the earth's axis
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