Definition of lodestar in English:

lodestar

Line breaks: lode|star
Pronunciation: /ˈləʊdstɑː
 
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noun

A star that is used to guide the course of a ship, especially the pole star: figurative she dominated his existence as chief muse and intellectual lodestar
Synonyms
guide, guiding star, guiding light, role model, model, luminary, exemplar, ideal, inspiration; criterion, aim, guiding principle, standard, pattern

Origin

Middle English: from lode in the obsolete sense 'way, course' + star.

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