verb (used with object)
- signorelli, luca,
Origin of signpost
Examples from the Web for sign-posts
Rules of etiquette are nothing more than sign-posts by which we are guided to the goal of good taste.Etiquette|Emily Post
The tradition of the beggar is still preserved on the sign-posts of several of the public-houses in the neighbourhood.
This is the case even with pedestrians, who have the guidance of sign-posts, street names, and so on to assist them.The Mastery of the Air|William J. Claxton
These were not marked with sign-posts and Harry had no idea in what direction lay the old sulphur springs.Madge Morton's Trust|Amy D. V. Chalmers
They mean us to use them for sign-posts we mistake the sign-post for the destination.Howards End|E. M. Forster
verb (tr; usually passive)
also 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.