Definition of lodestar in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlōdˌstär/ /ˈloʊdˌstɑr/

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  • 1A star that is used to guide the course of a ship, especially the Pole Star.

    guide, guiding star, guiding light, role model, model, luminary, exemplar, ideal, inspiration
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    1. 1.1A person or thing that serves as an inspiration or guide.
      • ‘she was his intellectual lodestar’


Middle English from lode in the obsolete sense ‘way, course’+ star.