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post

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noun \ˈpōst\

Definition of post

  1. 1 :  a piece (as of timber or metal) fixed firmly in an upright position especially as a stay or support :  pillar, column

  2. 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. 3 :  a metallic fitting attached to an electrical device (as a storage battery) for convenience in making connections

  4. 4 a :  goalpost b :  a football passing play in which the receiver runs downfield before turning towards the middle of the field

  5. 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

Rhymes with post


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post

verb

Definition of post

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to affix to a usual place (as a wall) for public notices :  placard

  4. 3 :  to publish (as a message) in an online forum (as an electronic bulletin board)



1633

First Known Use of post

1633


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post

noun

Definition of post

  1. 1 obsolete :  courier

  2. 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. 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. 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


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post

verb

Definition of post

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to travel with post-horses

  3. 2 :  to ride or travel with haste :  hurry

  4. 3 :  to rise from the saddle and return to it in rhythm with a horse's trot

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 archaic :  to dispatch in haste

  7. 2 :  mail <post a letter>

  8. 3 a :  to transfer or carry from a book of original entry to a ledger b :  to make transfer entries in

  9. 4 :  to make familiar with a subject :  inform <kept her posted on the latest gossip>



1533

First Known Use of post

1533


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post

adverb

Definition of post

  1. :  with post-horses :  express



1549

First Known Use of post

1549


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post

noun

Definition of post

  1. 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. 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. 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


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post

verb

Definition of post

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to station in a given place <guards were posted at the doors> b :  to carry ceremoniously to a position <posting the colors>

  3. 2 chiefly British :  to assign to a unit, position, or location (as in the military or civil service)

  4. 3 :  to put up (as bond)



1683

First Known Use of post

1683


Post

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biographical name \ˈpōst\

Definition of Post

  1. Emily 1872–1960 née Price Am. columnist & writer




post-

prefix

Simple Definition of post-

  • : after or later than

Full Definition of post-

  1. 1 a :  after :  subsequent :  later <postdate> b :  behind :  posterior :  following after <postlude> <postconsonantal>

  2. 2 a :  subsequent to :  later than <postoperative> b :  posterior to <postorbital>

  1. post·abor·tion

  2. post·ac·ci·dent

  3. post·ad·o·les·cent

  4. post·am·pu·ta·tion

  5. post·apart·heid

  6. post·apoc·a·lyp·tic

  7. post·ar·rest

  8. post·atom·ic

  9. post·at·tack

  10. post·bac·ca·lau·re·ate

  11. post·bib·li·cal

  12. post·bour·geois

  13. post·burn

  14. post·cap·i·tal·ist

  15. post–Chris·tian

  16. post·co·i·tal

  17. post·col·lege

  18. post·col·le·giate

  19. post·co·lo·nial

  20. post·com·mu·nist

  21. post·con·cep·tion

  22. post·con·cert

  23. post·con·quest

  24. post·con·so·nan·tal

  25. post·con·ven·tion

  26. post·cop·u·la·to·ry

  27. post·cor·o·nary

  28. post·coup

  29. post·crash

  30. post·cri·sis

  31. post–Dar·win·i·an

  32. post·dead·line

  33. post·de·bate

  34. post·de·liv·ery

  35. post·de·po·si·tion·al

  36. post·de·pres·sion

  37. post·de·val·u·a·tion

  38. post·dive

  39. post·di·ves·ti·ture

  40. post·di·vorce

  41. post·drug

  42. post·ed·it·ing

  43. post–Ein·stein·ian

  44. post·elec·tion

  45. post·en·ceph·a·lit·ic

  46. post·ep·i·lep·tic

  47. post·erup·tive

  48. post·ex·er·cise

  49. post·ex·pe·ri·ence

  50. post·ex·po·sure

  51. post·fire

  52. post·flight

  53. post·frac·ture

  54. post·freeze

  55. post–Freud·ian

  56. post·game

  57. post·gla·cial

  58. post·grad·u·a·tion

  59. post·har·vest

  60. post·hem·or·rhag·ic

  61. post·hol·i·day

  62. post·ho·lo·caust

  63. post·hos·pi·tal

  64. post·im·pact

  65. post·im·pe·ri·al

  66. post·im·plan·ta·tion

  67. post·in·au·gu·ral

  68. post·in·de·pen·dence

  69. post·in·dus·tri·al

  70. post·in·fec·tion

  71. post·in·jec·tion

  72. post·in·oc·u·la·tion

  73. post·ir·ra·di·a·tion

  74. post·land·ing

  75. post·launch

  76. post·lib·er·a·tion

  77. post·mar·i·tal

  78. post·mas·tec·to·my

  79. post·mat·ing

  80. post·me·di·e·val

  81. post·mid·night

  82. post·neo·na·tal

  83. post·or·gas·mic

  84. post·pres·i·den·tial

  85. post·pri·ma·ry

  86. post·pris·on

  87. post·psy·cho·an·a·lyt·ic

  88. post·pu·ber·ty

  89. post·pu·bes·cent

  90. post·race

  91. post·re·ces·sion

  92. post–Ref·or·ma·tion

  93. post·res·ur·rec·tion

  94. post·re·tire·ment

  95. post·rev·o·lu·tion·ary

  96. post·ri·ot

  97. post·ro·man·tic

  98. post·sea·son

  99. post·sec·ond·ary

  100. post·show

  101. post·stim·u·la·tion

  102. post·stim·u·lus

  103. post·strike

  104. post·tax

  105. post·teen

  106. post·trau·mat·ic

  107. post·treat·ment

  108. post·trial

  109. post·vac·ci·nal

  110. post·vac·ci·na·tion

  111. post·va·sec·to·my

  112. post–Vic·to·ri·an

  113. post·wean·ing

  114. post·work·shop

Origin of post-

Middle English, from Latin, from post; akin to Lithuanian pas at, Greek apo away from — more at of




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