Definition of lodestar noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lodestar

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈloʊdstɑr//
     
     
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  1. 1 the Pole Star (= a star that is used by sailors to guide a ship)
  2. 2(formal) a principle that guides someone's behavior or actions
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lodestar