from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A post supporting a sign that has information or directions.
- n. An indication, sign, or guide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a post bearing a sign that gives information on directions
- v. to install signposts (on a route etc)
- v. To indicate logical progress of a discourse using words or phrases such as now, right, to recap, to sum up, as I was saying, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A post on which a sign hangs, or on which papers are placed to give public notice of anything.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A post holding a sign.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
- v. mark with a signpost, as of a path
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I have replied, but you have to click on the arrow to page 2 of the comments to see: the signpost is not very clear I am afraid.
Most of the railway stations of Mexico were solidly built and any that merit an Est. signpost from the main highway are almost certainly still well worth visiting.
Snowscapes, where every familiar signpost is missing.
On the grass verge beside the signpost was a small shrine with a blue-clothed statue of the Virgin Mary.
I remember 1968, when the conventioneers got overwhelmed by the protests outside and started singing "We Shall Overcome" and took down their vertical state-name signpost and rocked it in the horizontal position.
When we are lost in the woods the sight of a signpost is a great matter.
Hitched by the reins to a staple in the signpost was the finest horse I had ever set eyes on, a slender, sinewy stallion, champing on his bit and pawing nervously on the stone-hard ground.
From Miss Barley's house to the signpost was a very short distance, and here it was that Jessie and her grandfather were to meet every day and walk home together.
This submission ranks somewhere between those two and slams into the latter "signpost" at breakneck speed before the end.
The grounds are being prepped for such an increase and Annapolis is but a "signpost" as Mr. Makdisi so correctly cautioned.