[ sahyn-pohst ]
See synonyms for signpost on
  1. a post bearing a sign that gives information or guidance.

  2. any immediately perceptible indication, obvious clue, etc.

verb (used with object)
  1. to provide (a place, route, etc.) with signposts.

Origin of signpost

First recorded in 1610–20; sign + post1

Words Nearby signpost Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use signpost in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for signpost


/ (ˈsaɪnˌpəʊst) /

  1. a post bearing a sign that shows the way, as at a roadside

  2. something that serves as a clue or indication; sign

verb(tr; usually passive)
  1. to mark with signposts

  2. to indicate direction towards: the camp site is signposted from the road

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