Definition for milestone

noun as in achievement

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The oil and gas industry just passed another milestone in the global energy transition.

From Quartz

While barocaloric materials are less susceptible to fatigue than elastocaloric materials, the new milestones required colossal pressures of thousands of atmospheres.

During the last quarter, The New York Times reported the same milestone.

From Digiday

More than 4,800 alumni and friends gathered online May 29–31 to celebrate class milestones, explore alumni achievements and faculty research, compete in a trivia face-off, and more.

The market spent the past few days within striking distance of a new high, but falling short of the milestone, until the last minutes of trading Tuesday.

From Fortune

That would truly be a milestone to celebrate—until you see what that record “diversity” actually means.

A multi-faceted approach to ensuring students reach the critical milestone of grade level reading by fourth grade.

The regal technological milestone was passed as the Queen attended the opening of  a new gallery at the Science Museum in London.

In fact, with my most recent birthday, I passed the milestone of having come out of the closet over half my lifetime ago.

The moment he was finally able to loop a knot by himself was a milestone, his first step to becoming a man.

The force of such idealization helped to carry forward the human race to a new milestone on the path of progress.

In 1771 a Roman milestone of the time of Hadrian (76-138) was discovered at a spot two miles from Leicester.

He saw my look and said, "Oops, I mean this milestone in paper technology once it is announced to the world."

And I ask myself again, Is75 this a new phase of life into which I have entered,—a new milestone left behind?

This has been interpreted as the inscription of a certain Notus; but others have regarded it as simply a Roman milestone.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to milestone, such as: anniversary, breakthrough, discovery, event, landmark, and occasion.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.