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lode·staralso 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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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a star that shows the way.
3. something that serves as a guide or on which the attention is fixed.
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|Noun||1.||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|
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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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