Definition of milepost in English:


Line breaks: mile|post
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪlpəʊst


chiefly North American
  • 1A marker set up to indicate how distant a particular place is: the railway’s mileposts showed the distance from the junction
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    • First, there was something unusual about some of the mileposts along the highway.
    • It is one of 89 listed milestones, mileposts and boundary stones in Kirklees.
    • The mileposts along I - 96 were flashing past rapidly, as Michigan's generous speed limit and liberal enforcement policies allowed 75 mph on this last leg toward Grand Rapids.
  • 1.1A post one mile from the finishing post of a race.
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    • Louisiana Champions Day at the Fair Grounds on Saturday was an afternoon of mileposts.
  • 2A significant stage or event in the development of something; a milestone: they’ve recently passed mileposts in their careers
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    • Tonight is the Mariners' 154th game, a significant milepost in Ichiro's pursuit of Sisler's hits record set in 1920.
    • Iverson turned 26 last week, a significant milepost in his life, not only because he had friends who never reached this age, but because his mom always told him that you become a man at 25.
    • While he's busy setting records, the passing mileposts of his career mean little right now to the 22-year-old world-beater.

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