Milestone meaning

mīlstōn
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The definition of a milestone is a notable event that causes some change to occur or that marks a specific point in the development of a person or project.

An example of a milestone is when the court makes a sweeping change in the civil rights law.

An example of milestone is a person's 16th birthday.

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A significant or important event in history, in the career of a person, etc.
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A stone marker set up on a roadside to indicate the distance in miles from a given point.
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An important event, as in a child's development, the history of a nation, or the advancement of knowledge in a field; a turning point.
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A stone or pillar set up to show the distance in miles to or from a specified place.
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An important event in a person's life or career, in the history of a nation, in the life of some project, etc.
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A stone milepost (by extension in other materials), one of a series of numbered markers placed along a road at regular intervals, typically at the side of the road or in a median.
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To place milestones along (a road, etc.).
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To plan out a project as a series of major steps.
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Origin of milestone