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mile·stone

 (mīl′stōn′)
n.
1. A stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point.
2. An important event, as in a child's development, the history of a nation, or the advancement of knowledge in a field; a turning point.

milestone

(ˈmaɪlˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a stone pillar that shows the distance in miles to or from a place
2. a significant event in life, history, etc

mile•stone

(ˈmaɪlˌstoʊn)

n.
1. a stone functioning as a milepost.
2. a significant event or point in development.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.milestone - stone post at side of a road to show distancesmilestone - stone post at side of a road to show distances
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
2.milestone - a significant event in your life (or in a project)milestone - a significant event in your life (or in a project)
juncture, occasion - an event that occurs at a critical time; "at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave"; "it was needed only on special occasions"
Translations
حادِث مُهِم، نُقْطَه هامَّه
milník
kilometerstenmilepæl
mérföldkő
mílusteinntímamót
míľnik
çok önemli olaydönüm noktasıtaşı

milestone

[ˈmaɪlstəʊn] N
1. (on road) → mojón m
2. (fig) → hito m
these events are milestones in our historyestos acontecimientos marcan un hito en or de nuestra historia

milestone

[ˈmaɪlstəʊn] n
(fig) (= important event) → événement m clé
a milestone in the history of broadcasting → un événement clé dans l'histoire de la radio
(on road)borne f

milestone

n (lit, fig)Meilenstein m

milestone

[ˈmaɪlˌstəʊn] n (also) (fig) → pietra miliare

mile

(mail) noun
(sometimes abbreviated to m when written) a measure of length equal to 1,760 yards (1.61 km). We walked ten miles today; 70 miles per hour (sometimes written mph); a ten-mile hike.
ˈmilestone noun
1. a stone set up to show distances in miles to various places.
2. a very important event. The discovery of penicillin was a milestone in medical history.

milestone

n hito; developmental — hito del desarrollo
References in classic literature ?
When Rebecca looked back upon the year or two that followed the Simpsons' Thanksgiving party, she could see only certain milestones rising in the quiet pathway of the months.
Through the closely fastened windows the prisoner could perceive the houses and the pavement, that was all; but, true Parisian as he was, Bonacieux could recognize every street by the milestones, the signs, and the lamps.
Along the tedious length of Benvill Lane she began to grow tired, and she leant upon gates and paused by milestones.
He never noticed that Helen and Frieda were hostile, or that Tibby was not interested in currant plantations; he never noticed the lights and shades that exist in the grayest conversation, the finger-posts, the milestones, the collisions, the illimitable views.
On the roadside there are milestones, and likewise cisterns, where each thirsty passer-by can drink some good water.
Well, Major Dobbin passed through all this from Southampton to London, and without noting much beyond the milestones along the road.
And then they are coming right back to live at Golden Milestone.
The guard had just finished an account of a desperate fight which had happened at one of the fairs between the drovers and the farmers with their whips, and the boys with cricket-bats and wickets, which arose out of a playful but objectionable practice of the boys going round to the public-houses and taking the linch-pins out of the wheels of the gigs, and was moralizing upon the way in which the Doctor, "a terrible stern man he'd heard tell," had come down upon several of the performers, "sending three on 'em off next morning in a po-shay with a parish constable," when they turned a corner and neared the milestone, the third from Rugby.
As she was looking at the milestone she felt some drops falling on her face--it was beginning to rain.
Only the electric light remained, a milestone on the path of the great human adventure.
I thought I could see along it for many a milestone.
I might as well (as the Irish say) have whistled jigs to a milestone.