Lodestar is a noun meaning: someone or something that serves as a guiding principle, model, inspiration, ambition, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: From Old English lad (way) + star. A lodestar is called so because it’s used in navigation, it shows the way. Earliest documented use: 1374
“He was her rock, the lodestar on which she could focus.” Laura Benedict; Bliss House; Pegasus Books; 2014.
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