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also load·star  (lōd′stär′)
1. A star, such as Polaris, that is used as a point of navigational reference.
2. A principle, interest, or person that serves as a guide.

[Middle English lodesterre : lode, way; see lode + sterre, star; see star.]
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(ˈləʊdˌstɑː) or


1. (Navigation) a star, esp the North Star, used in navigation or astronomy as a point of reference
2. something that serves as a guide or model
[C14: literally, guiding star. See lode]
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or load•star


1. a star that shows the way.
2. Polaris.
3. something that serves as a guide or on which the attention is fixed.
[1325–75; Middle English loode sterre. See lode, star]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lodestar - guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation or astronomy
star - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
2.lodestar - something that serves as a model or guide
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
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noun guide, standard, model, pattern, signal, par, role model, beacon, guiding light She was the one lodestar of his life.
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[ˈləʊdstɑːʳ] Nestrella f polar (fig) → norte m
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