- The definition of a post is a sturdy piece of wood or other material set in the ground as part of a fence or to support something else.
An example of a post is the round wooden pieces set into the ground that make up your backyard fence.
- Post is defined as later, behind or after.
An example of post is postpone, which means putting something off until a later time.
- To post is defined as to hang something up in a public location, such as a flyer or sign.
An example of post is when you tack up a flyer announcing a bake sale on a bulletin board.
post definition by Webster's New World
- a piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
- anything like this in shape or purpose
- any place originally marked by or associated with a post, as the starting point of a horse race
- Basketball a position of an offensive player near the basket: often with the
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English akin to German pfosten: West Germanic loanword ; from Classical Latin postis, post, doorpost ; from an unverified form porstis, projection ; from an unverified form por-, akin to for plush base of stare, to stand
- to put up (a poster, notice, etc.) on (a wall, post, etc.); placard
- to announce, publicize, or advertise by posting notices, signs, etc.: post a reward
- ☆ to warn persons against trespassing on (grounds, etc.) by posted notices
- to put (a name) on a posted or published list
- to denounce by a public notice
- ☆ Sports to record (a specified score)
- the place where a soldier, guard, etc. is stationed
- a place where a body of troops is stationed; camp
- the troops at such a place; garrison
- ☆ a local unit of a veterans' organization
- a place where a person or group is stationed, as at a machine, a trading booth on a stock exchange floor, etc.
- a position, job, or duty to which a person is assigned or appointed
- ☆ trading post
- Army, Brit. either of two bugle calls ( and ) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services
Origin: French poste ; from Italian posto ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form postum, contr. ; from Classical Latin positum, neuter past participle of ponere, to place: see position
- to station at or assign to a post
- Brit. to appoint to a military or naval command
- ☆ to put up or deposit (a bond, etc.)
- Historical any of a number of riders or runners posted at intervals to carry mail or messages in relays along a route; postrider or courier
- a stage of a post route
- a station of a post route
- a post horse
- Chiefly Brit.
- (the) mail
- a post office
- a mailbox
Origin: French poste ; from Italian posta, origin, originally , a station, feminine of posto: see post
- Obsolete to travel in posts or stages
- to travel fast; hasten
- to rise and sink back in a saddle in rhythm with the horse's trot
- to send by post
- to hasten
- Chiefly Brit. to mail
- ☆ to inform, as of events: usually in the passive voice
- to transfer (an item) from a journal to the ledger
- to enter in the correct form and place
- to enter all necessary items in (a ledger, etc.)
- by post
- after in time, later (than), following: postnatal, post-obit
- after in space, behind: postcava
- coming after in time, often as a rejection of or in reaction to: postmodernism
Origin: Classical Latin ; from post, behind, after ; from an unverified form posti ; from Indo-European an unverified form pos, after (prob. ; from base an unverified form apo-, away from source Classical Latin ab) from source Classical Greek dialect, dialectal pos, at
post definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
- A similar vertical support or structure, as:a. A support for a beam in the framework of a building.b. A terminal of a battery.
- Sports A goal post.
- The starting point at a racetrack.
- The slender barlike part of a stud earring that passes through the ear and is secured at the back with a small cap or clip.
- An electronic message sent to a newsgroup: ignored several inflammatory posts.
- a. To display (an announcement) in a place of public view.b. To cover (a wall, for example) with posters.
- To announce by or as if by posters: post banns.
- Computer Science To send (an electronic message) to a newsgroup: posted a response to a question about car engines.
- To put up signs on (property) warning against trespassing.
- To denounce publicly: post a man as a thief.
- To publish (a name) on a list.
- Games To gain (points or a point) in a game or contest; score.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- a. A military base.b. The grounds and buildings of a military base.
- A local organization of military veterans.
- Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
- An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry.
- Basketball A position usually taken by the center, near either the basket or the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
- A position of employment, especially an appointed public office.
- A place to which someone is assigned for duty.
- A trading post.
- To assign to a specific position or station: post a sentry at the gate.
- To appoint to a naval or military command.
- To put forward; present: post bail.
Origin: French poste, from Italian posto, from Old Italian, from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
- a. A delivery of mail.b. The mail delivered.
- Chiefly British a. A governmental system for transporting and delivering the mail.b. A post office.
- a. Archaic One of a series of relay stations along a fixed route, furnishing fresh riders and horses for the delivery of mail on horseback.b. Obsolete A rider on such a mail route; a courier.
- To mail (a letter or package).
- To send by mail in a system of relays on horseback.
- To inform of the latest news: Keep us posted.
- a. To transfer (an item) to a ledger in bookkeeping.b. To make the necessary entries in (a ledger).
- Computer Science To enter (a unit of information) on a record or into a section of storage.
- To travel in stages or relays.
- To travel with speed or in haste.
- To bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait.
- By mail.
- With great speed; rapidly.
- By post horse.
Origin: French poste, from Old French, relay station for horses, from Old Italian posta, from Vulgar Latin *posta, station, from Latin posita, feminine past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
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- After; later: postmillennial.
- Behind; posterior to: postaxial.
Origin: Latin, from post, behind, after; see apo- in Indo-European roots.
post - Computer Definition
(1) (post) To place an entry on a blog or social networking site or to place a new or revised page on a Web site. This term dates back to the earliest days of manual record keeping, where "to post to an account" meant to make an entry in a paper ledger.
(3) (POST) An HTTP command used to send text to a Web server for processing. See HTTP POST.
(4) (post) Short for post-production.
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post - Medical Definition
- After; later: postpartum.
- Behind; posterior to: postaxial.
post - Phrases/Idioms