V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: a significant event in life, business, or history

Synonyms: event, landmark, breakthrough


Tips: A milestone is also an actual stone that marks the distance to a particular place. Milestone is now used to denote a significant time or occasion--a point reached in life or business.

Usage Examples:

The company’s web site was launched on Monday, marking its first major milestone. (significant event)

We expect to be profitable by the third quarter of this year, meeting the first of many financial milestones defined in our business plan. (breakthroughs, events)

James felt that graduating from college and getting his first job would mark a major milestone in his life. (event, breakthrough)

He felt that moving and getting his own apartment was a major milestone in his life. (significant event)

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