lodestar definition

  • noun:
    • A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of guide.
    • A guiding concept, interest, or ambition.
    • A star made use of as a navigation guide, specifically a-pole star like Polaris.
    • A guiding tenet or concept.
    • identical to loadstar.
    • A star that leads or acts to guide; particularly, the pole-star: frequently utilized figuratively.
    • directing star; a star which is used as a reference part of navigation or astronomy
    • something that serves as a model or guide

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