Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: cynosure  'sI-nu,shûr or 'si-nu,shûr or 'sI-nu,shor
  1. Something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)
    "let faith be your cynosure to walk by"
  2. Something that strongly attracts attention and admiration
    "if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice"

Derived forms: cynosures

Type of: center [US], center of attention [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], centre of attention [Brit, Cdn], counsel, counseling [US], counselling [Brit, Cdn], direction, guidance

Encyclopedia: Cynosure