EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a post bearing a sign that gives information or guidance. any immediately perceptible indication, obvious clue, etc. verb (used with object) to provide (a place, route, etc.) with signposts. Origin of signpost
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sign-posted. British Dictionary definitions for sign-posted noun a post bearing a sign that shows the way, as at a roadside something that serves as a clue or indication; sign verb (tr; usually passive) to mark with signposts to indicate direction towards the camp site is signposted from the road
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Word Origin and History for sign-posted n.
sign-post, 1610s, "sign on a post, usually indicating an inn or shop," from sign (n.) + post (n.1). Meaning "guide- or direction-post along a road" is attested from 1863. Figurative sense is from 1889.
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