Post definition

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(basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
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After; later.

Postmillennial.

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By post horse.
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(archaic) To send by mail in a system of relays on horseback.
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(chiefly british) To mail (a letter or package).
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To inform of the latest news.

Keep us posted.

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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.

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A trading post.
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To station at or assign to a post.
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A post office.
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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.

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The grounds and buildings of a military base.
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To bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait.
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Post is defined as later, behind or after.

An example of post is postpone, which means putting something off until a later time.

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A military base.
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To put up (a poster, notice, etc.) on (a wall, post, etc.); placard.
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To announce, publicize, or advertise by posting notices, signs, etc.

Post a reward.

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To warn persons against trespassing on (grounds, etc.) by posted notices.
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To denounce by a public notice.
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To put up or deposit (a bond, etc.)
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To enter all necessary items in (a ledger, etc.)
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After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante.
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A location on a basketball court near the basket.
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Any place originally marked by or associated with a post, as the starting or finishing point of a horse race.
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(basketball) A position of an offensive player near the basket.
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To assign to a specific position or station.

Post a sentry at the gate.

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To appoint to a naval or military command.
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To put forward; present.

Post bail.

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A postal system.
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One of a series of relay stations along a fixed route, furnishing fresh riders and horses for the delivery of mail on horseback.
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A rider on such a mail route; a courier.
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(computers) To enter (a unit of information) on a record or into a section of storage.
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To transfer (an item) to a ledger in bookkeeping.
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To make the necessary entries in (a ledger).
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To travel in stages or relays.
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To travel with speed or in haste.
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With great speed; rapidly.
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Behind; posterior to.

Postaxial.

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A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
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Anything like this in shape or purpose.
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To put (a name) on a posted or published list.
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(sports) To record (a specified score)
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The place where a soldier, guard, etc. is stationed.
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A local unit of a veterans' organization.
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(army, brit.) Either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services.
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A place where a body of troops is stationed; camp.
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The troops at such a place; garrison.
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Any place where a person or group is stationed.
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A position, job, or duty to which a person is assigned or appointed.
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(brit.) To appoint to a military or naval command.
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(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.
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A stage of a post route.
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A station of a post route.
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A post horse.
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(the) Mail.
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A post office.
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A mailbox.
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(obs.) To travel in posts or stages.
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To travel fast; hasten.
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To rise and sink back in a saddle in rhythm with the horse's trot.
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To inform, as of events.
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To send by post.
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To hasten.
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To transfer (an item) from a journal to the ledger.
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To enter in the correct form and place.
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By post.
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Speedily.
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(person) (born Emily Price) 1873-1960; U.S. writer on etiquette.
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After in time, later (than), following.

Postnatal, post-obit.

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After in space, behind.

Postcava.

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Coming after in time, often as a rejection of or in reaction to.

Postmodernism.

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A prefix that means “after,” as in postoperative, after an operation, or “behind,” as in postnasal, behind the nose or nasal passages.
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A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fence post; a light post.
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(construction) A stud; a two-by-four.
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A pole in a battery.
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(dentistry) A long, narrow piece inserted into a root canal to strengthen the tooth.
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(vocal music, chiefly a cappella) A prolonged final melody note, among moving harmony notes.
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(paper, printing) A printing paper size measuring 19.25 inches x 15.5 inches.
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(sports) Goalpost.
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To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.

Post no bills.

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To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation.

To post someone for cowardice.

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(accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
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To inform; to give the news to; to make acquainted with the details of a subject; often with up.
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(poker) To pay (a blind)

Since Jim was new to the game, he had to post $4 in order to receive a hand.

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(dated) A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travellers on some recognized route.

A stage or railway post.

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A military base; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
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(now historical) Someone who travels express along a set route carrying letters and dispatches; a courier. [from 16th c.]
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An organisation for delivering letters, parcels etc., or the service provided by such an organisation. [from 17th c.]

Sent via post; parcel post.

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A single delivery of letters; the letters or deliveries that make up a single batch delivered to one person or one address. [from 17th c.]
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A message posted in an electronic forum. [from 20th c.]
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(American football)

Two of the receivers ran post patterns.

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To send an item of mail.

Mail items posted before 7.00pm within the Central Business District and before 5.00pm outside the Central Business District will be delivered the next working day.

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To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
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(UK, horse-riding) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting.
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(Internet) To publish a message to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc.

I couldn't figure it out, so I posted a question on the mailing list.

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With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly.
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Sent via the postal service.
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An assigned station; a guard post.
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An appointed position in an organization.
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To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc.
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To assign to a station; to set; to place.

Post a sentinel in front of the door.

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After; especially after a significant event that has long-term ramifications.
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A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
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A similar vertical support or structure, as:
  • A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
  • A terminal of a battery.
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(sports) A goal post.
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The starting point at a racetrack.
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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.
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An electronic message sent to and displayed on an online forum.

Ignored several inflammatory posts.

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To announce by or as if by posters.

Post banns.

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(computers) To make (an electronic message) available by sending it to an online forum.

Posted a response to a question about car engines.

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To put up signs on (property) warning against trespassing.
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To denounce publicly.

Post a man as a thief.

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To publish (a name) on a list.
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(games) To gain (points or a point) in a game or contest; score.
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To display (an announcement) in a place of public view.
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To cover (a wall, for example) with posters.
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A local organization of military veterans.
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Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
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An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry.
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A position of employment, especially an appointed public office.
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A place to which someone is assigned for duty.
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A delivery or amount of mail.

Waiting for the morning's post to arrive.

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(comput.) To make available for viewing on a blog, newsgroup, bulletin board, etc.
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(chiefly brit.) To mail.
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keep someone posted
  • to keep someone informed about a developing situation
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post up
  • to position oneself against (a defender) in the post
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
post
Plural:
posts

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of post

  • L < post, behind, after < *posti < IE *pos, after (prob. < base *apo-, away > L ab) > Gr dial. pos, at

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • 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 apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French poste from Italian posto from Old Italian from Vulgar Latin postum from Latin positum neuter past participle of pōnere to place apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English from Latin postis stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin from post behind, after apo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French poste, from Italian posta (“stopping-place for coaches"), feminine of posto (“placed, situated").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English post (“pillar, door-post") and Old French, from Latin postis (“a post, a door-post")

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin post (“after, behind").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from French poste.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin post

    From Wiktionary