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LOADSTAR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does loadstar mean? 

LOADSTAR (noun)
  The noun LOADSTAR has 2 senses:

1. guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation of astronomy
2. something that serves as a model or guide

  Familiarity information: LOADSTAR used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOADSTAR (noun)


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Meaning:

Guiding star; a star that is used as a reference point in navigation of astronomy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

loadstar; lodestar

Hypernyms ("loadstar" is a kind of...):

star ((astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior)

Instance hyponyms:

North Star; polar star; Polaris; pole star; polestar (the brightest star in Ursa Minor; at the end of the handle of the little dipper; the northern axis of the earth points toward it)


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Meaning:

Something that serves as a model or guide

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

loadstar; lodestar

Hypernyms ("loadstar" is a kind of...):

example; model (a representative form or pattern)


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