Lodestar

Definition: a star that guides; a goal to achieve; a future plan

“Lode” is Middle English for “course.” So, literally, it means “a star that shows the course.”

Why I Looked It Up

In The Covenant, in discussing a family’s history in England:

But each brother knew there would be no revisiting, not for them. But for their children’s children, [England] would always be a lodestar.

This is item #226 in a sequence of 437 items.

You can use your left/right arrow keys to navigate