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Meaning of "lodestar" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LODESTAR

Literally, guiding star.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LODESTAR

lodestar  [ˈləʊdˌstɑː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LODESTAR

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lodestar is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LODESTAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lodestar

Lodestar may refer to: ▪ Polaris ▪ any star used in celestial navigation ▪ metaphorically, any guiding principle ▪ Lodestar, an English band formed in 1996 ▪ Guiding Star ▪ CM Lodestar electric chain hoist, used in manufacturing industries ▪ GWR 4000 Class 4003 Lode Star, a British steam locomotive ▪ Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar, a passenger transport aircraft of the World War II era. ▪ Lodestar method, a basis for calculating attorney's fees ▪ Lodestar, a 2000 science fiction novel by Michael Flynn ▪ Lodestar, a short story by Poul Anderson ▪ Lodestar, an alien transformation in the third season of Ben 10: Alien Force...

Definition of lodestar in the English dictionary

The definition of lodestar in the dictionary is a star, esp the North Star, used in navigation or astronomy as a point of reference. Other definition of lodestar is something that serves as a guide or model.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LODESTAR


bestar
bɪˈstɑː
daystar
ˈdeɪˌstɑː
earthstar
ˈɜːθˌstɑː
Eurostar
ˈjʊərəʊˌstɑː
four-star
ˈfɔːˌstɑː
instar
ˈɪnstɑː
loadstar
ˈləʊdˌstɑː
megastar
ˈmɛɡəˌstɑː
protostar
ˈprəʊtəʊˌstɑː
star
stɑː
Starr
stɑː
sunstar
ˈsʌnˌstɑː
superstar
ˈsuːpəˌstɑː
Telstar
ˈtɛlˌstɑː
two-star
ˈtuːˌstɑː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LODESTAR

locutionary act
locutory
Lod
lode
loden
lodesman
lodestone
lodge
lodgeable
lodgement
lodgepole
lodger
lodging
lodging house
lodging turn
lodgings
lodgment
Lodi
lodicula
lodicule

WORDS THAT END LIKE LODESTAR

all-star
binary star
blazing star
child star
co-star
dark star
dwarf star
falling star
film star
five-star
guest star
Michelin star
morning star
movie star
pole star
pop star
radio star
rising star
rock star
shooting star

Synonyms and antonyms of lodestar in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LODESTAR»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «lodestar» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of lodestar

Translation of «lodestar» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LODESTAR

Find out the translation of lodestar to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lodestar from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lodestar» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

北极星
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estrella polar
570 millions of speakers

English

lodestar
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ध्रुवतारा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

القدوة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

путеводной звездой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

lodestar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সঙ্কেত-গৃহ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étoile polaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lodestar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Leitstern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

指導原理
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이시다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lodestar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kim chỉ nam
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழிகாட்டும் விண்மீன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोसेस्टर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Çobanyıldızı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

stella Polare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

drogowskazem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дороговказною зіркою
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Lodestar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Lodestar
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

leidster
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lodestar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Lodestar
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lodestar

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LODESTAR»

The term «lodestar» is regularly used and occupies the 81.188 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LODESTAR» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lodestar» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lodestar» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lodestar

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LODESTAR»

Discover the use of lodestar in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lodestar and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lodestar
The discovery of several asteriods with orbits that will eventually intersect with that of Earth prompts a desperate mission to destroy the offending celestial bodies before it is too late. Reprint.
Michael Flynn, 2001
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The Secret of Lodestar
Three bandits made off with $30,000 in gold and buried it in secret. When the gang leader is released from prison, ex-railroad detective Marc Charvein follows his prey to the hidden treasure--in a ghost town called Lodestar.
Tim Champlin, 2012
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A Lodestar in the Sky of Korea
Biography of Kim Jong Il.
Surya Lal, 1992
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Aladdin of London Or, Lodestar
pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition.
Max Sir Pemberton, 2010
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Human Dignity: Lodestar for Equality in South Africa
This is an important contribution which is certain to stimulate further analysis and debate.
Laurie Ackermann, 2012
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The Lodestar
Christie Heron, a man of humble birth, must choose between passion and self-sacrifice when his loyalty to the newly ascendant Richard III is tested, in a sweeping saga of Britain during the Wars of the Roses.
Pamela Belle, 1989
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ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits
Montgomery Ward & Co. Inc., 904 F.2d 1379, 1383 (9th Cir. 1990), the Ninth Circuit adopted the lodestar/multiplier approach for calculating attorneys' fees in ERISA cases. The lodestar amount is calculated by multiplying the number of hours ...
Brooks R. Magratten, 2010
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The Lodestar Project
When the Blue Fin, a Navy submarine carrying his wife and daughter, disappears in the Caribbean, Alex Walker is determined to find and raise the ship
David Bradley, 1986
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Nanotechnology: Legal Aspects
The other technique is referred to as a “lodestar” fee and results in a certain hybrid of the fee-based and contingency-based fee structures of conventional cases. A lodestar fee, F, is calculated as the product of an hourly-based fee with a  ...
Patrick M. Boucher, 2008
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Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America
The switch from a lodestar calculation to the percentage fee method has resulted in a major increase in the fees awarded, however. For example, in a class action based on the “junk bond” scam in the 1980s, the class action counsel, Milberg ...
Lester Brickman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LODESTAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lodestar is used in the context of the following news items.
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Commentary: Planned Parenthood's travesty - July 20, 2015
Sexual revolutionary ideology can't be our lodestar. Harvesting the organs of innocents who were sacrificed on the altar of choice is where it ... «Indiana Gazette, Jul 15»
2
Go Set a Watchman review: Jennifer Byrne says Lee's novel tougher …
When that person is your hero and lodestar, it's deeply painful. But when it's also your father? Advertisement. So let us briefly put aside our own ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
3
Is Urban Planning Having an Identity Crisis?
Europe has been a lodestar for the U.S., though in land use like many other things, the very idea of compact development excites some ... «CityLab, Jul 15»
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Living history: Born to learn, Martha Ross Stewart soon chose her …
"Yodeling up and down the canyon, mother saw him on his horse and was a goner. Dad became the lodestar of everyday people and the love ... «Salt Lake Tribune, Jul 15»
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Cornwall Bridge: HVA grooms interns to be 'River Stewards of …
Cherkas is also an intern with Lodestar Energy which is involved in large-scale solar development. This past year he became more involved ... «Torrington Register Citizen, Jul 15»
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Who will break the spell of polarization?
... of this president (and I speak as a Hillary supporter in 2008) has to admit that pragmatism, not ideology, is Obama's political lodestar. «OCRegister, Jul 15»
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Planned Parenthood's travesty of sacrifice
Sexual revolutionary ideology can't be our lodestar. Harvesting the organs of innocents who were sacrificed on the altar of choice is where it ... «Mt. Vernon Register-News, Jul 15»
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Sex, love, and intimacy
... also goes on air from 9-10 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at Radyo 5. Comments are welcome at danton.lodestar@gmail.com. «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
9
Ashby board weighs solar plan
At their meeting Wednesday, selectmen heard a presentation from Jordan Belknap, director of operations for Lodestar Energy, about a ... «Sentinel & Enterprise, Jul 15»
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Sponsors on the ball, look beyond cricket | Delhi NYOOOZ
"Advertisers are looking beyond cricket," says Hema Malik, COO with Lodestar UM. "Nobody expected kabaddi to do so well. There are other ... «NYOOOZ, Jul 15»

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