from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A post set up to indicate distance in miles, as along a highway.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A post on a highway, often with one or more fingerposts, showing the distance in miles to nearby places
- n. A sign or post beside a railway marking the distance from the (actual or nominal) start of a line (usually the principal terminus or junction with a more major line)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A post, or one of a series of posts, set up to indicate spaces of a mile each or the distance in miles from a given place.
- n. An event or accomplishment marking a significant advance in an endeavor; a notable achievment.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post set up to mark distance by miles along a highway or other line of travel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. stone post at side of a road to show distances
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This photo is taken from 20 Minute Cliff, aka milepost 19 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Please note that it means a lot of things more than just a milepost or marker.
For a country that has been changing prime ministers yearly and consuming its own with nasty political infighting, the resignation is one more dreary milepost on a road to apparent ungovernability.
To cap off Lula's presidency, Rio de Janeiro last year was awarded the 2016 Olympics, which many Brazilians saw as a milepost.
Therefore, the year 2000 is one important milepost, though for many religious traditions it also marks a heightening of their invisibility.
It is just a significant milepost along the way and I think it is important that we do continue these efforts.
Unfortunately, that milepost doesn't look reachable anytime soon.
The Bills will head into the season as a notable milepost on the NFL map, if only to mark high-definition plot lines with Owens — whose skills can't be taken for granted (even at age 35) and whose persona is always worth watching.
Done right, it is a journey undertaken with only a fragmentary map constructed out of a patchwork of accumulated local lore and the occasional milepost marked "here be dragons."
If we'd been able to call him back, though, I think we might very well have left the jacket hanging on the milepost 152 sign and kept going.