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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 ?
Another milestone was the departure of the Simpsons from Riverboro, bag and baggage, the banquet lamp being their most conspicuous posses- sion.
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.
Those words of Lydgate's were like a sad milestone marking how far he had travelled from his old dreamland, in which Rosamond Vincy appeared to be that perfect piece of womanhood who would reverence her husband's mind after the fashion of an accomplished mermaid, using her comb and looking-glass and singing her song for the relaxation of his adored wisdom alone.
Only the electric light remained, a milestone on the path of the great human adventure.
The book remains to-day a milestone in the history and philosophy of marriage.
I thought I could see along it for many a milestone.
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.
I might as well (as the Irish say) have whistled jigs to a milestone.
Then he sat down to rest by the side of the milestone, and began to think, for the first time, where he had better go and try to live.
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.