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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 ?
For three hundred and sixty miles, gentlemen, through the entire breadth of the state of New York; through numerous populous cities and most thriving villages; through long, dismal, uninhabited swamps, and affluent, cultivated fields, unrivalled for fertility; by billiard-room and bar-room; through the holy-of-holies of great forests; on Roman arches over Indian rivers; through sun and shade; by happy hearts or broken; through all the wide contrasting scenery of those noble Mohawk counties; and especially, by rows of snow-white chapels, whose spires stand almost like milestones, flows one continual stream of Venetianly corrupt and often lawless life.
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.
The road is often marked by crosses, in the place of milestones, to signify where human blood has been spilled.
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.
Well, Major Dobbin passed through all this from Southampton to London, and without noting much beyond the milestones along the road.
It was principally English; saving that it comprised the usual French Count and the usual Italian Marchese--decorative social milestones, always to be found in certain places, and varying very little in appearance.
All them old cats WILL run their heads agin milestones,' observed Mr.
Not that Tom was moulded on the spoony type of the Industrious Apprentice; he had a very strong appetite for pleasure,--would have liked to be a Tamer of horses and to make a distinguished figure in all neighboring eyes, dispensing treats and benefits to others with well-judged liberality, and being pronounced one of the finest young fellows of those parts; nay, he determined to achieve these things sooner or later; but his practical shrewdness told him that the means no such achievements could only lie for him in present abstinence and self-denial; there were certain milestones to be passed, and one of the first was the payment of his father's debts.
As she was looking at the milestone she felt some drops falling on her face--it was beginning to rain.
It was a very hot day, and the road was terribly dusty, and before Hans had reached the sixth milestone he was so tired that he had to sit down and rest.