post

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1post

noun \ˈpōst\

Definition of POST

1
:  a piece (as of timber or metal) fixed firmly in an upright position especially as a stay or support :  pillar, column
2
:  a pole or stake set up to mark or indicate something; especially :  a pole that marks the starting or finishing point of a horse race
3
:  a metallic fitting attached to an electrical device (as a storage battery) for convenience in making connections
4
a :  goalpost
b :  a football passing play in which the receiver runs downfield before turning towards the middle of the field
5
:  the metal stem of a pierced earring

Origin of POST

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; probably akin to Latin por- forward and to Latin stare to stand — more at portend, stand
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with POST

2post

verb

Definition of POST

transitive verb
1
a :  to publish, announce, or advertise by or as if by use of a placard
b :  to denounce by public notice
c :  to enter on a public listing
d :  to forbid (property) to trespassers under penalty of legal prosecution by notices placed along the boundaries
e :  score <posted a 70 in the final round>
2
:  to affix to a usual place (as a wall) for public notices :  placard
3
:  to publish (as a message) in an online forum (as an electronic bulletin board)

First Known Use of POST

1633

3post

noun

Definition of POST

1
obsolete :  courier
2
archaic
a :  one of a series of stations for keeping horses for relays
b :  the distance between any two such consecutive stations :  stage
3
chiefly British
a :  a nation's organization for handling mail; also :  the mail handled
b (1) :  a single dispatch of mail
(2) :  letter 2a
c :  post office
d :  postbox
4
:  something (as a message) that is published online

Origin of POST

Middle French poste relay station, courier, from Old Italian posta relay station, from feminine of posto, past participle of porre to place, from Latin ponere — more at position
First Known Use: 1507

Other Postal Terms

cancel, frank, indicia, philatelist

4post

verb

Definition of POST

intransitive verb
1
:  to travel with post-horses
2
:  to ride or travel with haste :  hurry
3
:  to rise from the saddle and return to it in rhythm with a horse's trot
transitive verb
1
archaic :  to dispatch in haste
2
:  mail <post a letter>
3
a :  to transfer or carry from a book of original entry to a ledger
b :  to make transfer entries in
4
:  to make familiar with a subject :  inform <kept her posted on the latest gossip>

First Known Use of POST

1533

5post

adverb

Definition of POST

:  with post-horses :  express

First Known Use of POST

1549

6post

noun

Definition of POST

1
a :  the place at which a soldier is stationed; especially :  a sentry's beat or station
b :  a station or task to which one is assigned
c :  the place at which a body of troops is stationed :  camp
d :  a local subdivision of a veterans' organization
e :  one of two bugle calls sounded (as in the British army) at tattoo
2
a :  an office or position to which a person is appointed
b :  an area on a basketball court that is located just outside the free throw lane usually near the basket; also :  the offensive position of a player occupying the post
3
a :  trading post, settlement
b :  a trading station on the floor of a stock exchange

Origin of POST

Middle French poste, from Old Italian posto, from past participle of porre to place
First Known Use: 1598

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms

crease, lateral, lax, overthrow, playbook, screen, scrum, secondary, ultimate

7post

verb

Definition of POST

transitive verb
1
a :  to station in a given place <guards were posted at the doors>
b :  to carry ceremoniously to a position <posting the colors>
2
chiefly British :  to assign to a unit, position, or location (as in the military or civil service)
3
:  to put up (as bond)

First Known Use of POST

1683

Post

biographical name \ˈpōst\

Definition of POST

Emily 1872–1960 née Price Am. columnist & writer

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