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cynosure

noun

1 cynosure

Something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners).

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 693: direction; management, managery; government, gubernation, conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; ... show more

Roget 873: distinction, mark, name, figure; repute, reputation; good repute, high repute; note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation" [As You Like It], ... show more



2 cynosure

Something that strongly attracts attention and admiration.


Moby thesaurus: North Star, Polaris, acme, adductor, apotheosis, attractant, attrahent, beau ideal, best type, big name, celebrity, center, center of attraction, center of consciousness, center of interest, constellation, ego ideal, figure, focal point, focus ... show more.

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