a star that shows the way.
something that serves as a guide or on which the attention is fixed.
a star, esp the North Star, used in navigation or astronomy as a point of reference
something that serves as a guide or model
late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), an old name for the pole star (cf. Old Norse leiðarstjarna) as the star that “leads the way” in navigation; from lode (n.) + star (n.). Figurative use from late 14c.
lodestar also loadstar
A star, especially Polaris, that is used as a point of reference.
[lohd] /loʊd/ noun 1. a veinlike deposit, usually metalliferous. 2. any body of ore set off from adjacent rock formations. 3. a rich supply or source. 4. British. a waterway or channel. /ləʊd/ noun 1. a deposit of valuable ore occurring between definite limits in the surrounding rock; vein 2. a deposit of metallic ore […]
[lohd-stohn] /ˈloʊdˌstoʊn/ noun 1. a variety of magnetite that possesses magnetic polarity and attracts iron. 2. a piece of this serving as a magnet. 3. something that attracts strongly. /ˈləʊdˌstəʊn/ noun 1. 2. a person or thing regarded as a focus of attraction n. “magnetically polarized oxide of iron,” 1510s, literally “way-stone,” from lode + […]
[loj] /lɒdʒ/ noun 1. a small, makeshift or crude shelter or habitation, as of boughs, poles, skins, earth, or rough boards; cabin or hut. 2. a house used as a temporary residence, as in the hunting season. 3. a summer cottage. 4. a house or cottage, as in a park or on an estate, occupied […]
[lojd] /lɒdʒd/ adjective, Heraldry. 1. (of a deer or the like) represented as lying down: a stag lodged. [loj] /lɒdʒ/ noun 1. a small, makeshift or crude shelter or habitation, as of boughs, poles, skins, earth, or rough boards; cabin or hut. 2. a house used as a temporary residence, as in the hunting season. […]