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Word of the Day
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Definitions for lodestar

  1. Something that serves as a guide or on which the attention is fixed.
  2. A star that shows the way.
  3. Polaris.

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Citations for lodestar
Hilola Bigtree was the lodestar that pulled our visored, sweaty visitors across the water. Karen Russell, Swamplandia
It boasts a transportation system second to none amongst the great cities of the world, and it is, most significantly, the lodestar of Japanese culture in modern times. Lawrence William Rogers, Tokyo Stories
Origin of lodestar
Lodestar comes from the Old English word lode which meant "way, course." The word has been used in navigation since the 1400s.