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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


5

post

adverb

Definition of post

  1. :  with post-horses :  express



1549

First Known Use of post

1549


6

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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. postabortion

  2. postaccident

  3. postadolescent

  4. postamputation

  5. postapartheid

  6. postapocalyptic

  7. postarrest

  8. postatomic

  9. postattack

  10. postbaccalaureate

  11. postbiblical

  12. postbourgeois

  13. postburn

  14. postcapitalist

  15. post–Christian

  16. postcoital

  17. postcollege

  18. postcollegiate

  19. postcolonial

  20. postcommunist

  21. postconception

  22. postconcert

  23. postconquest

  24. postconsonantal

  25. postconvention

  26. postcopulatory

  27. postcoronary

  28. postcoup

  29. postcrash

  30. postcrisis

  31. post–Darwinian

  32. postdeadline

  33. postdebate

  34. postdelivery

  35. postdepositional

  36. postdepression

  37. postdevaluation

  38. postdive

  39. postdivestiture

  40. postdivorce

  41. postdrug

  42. postediting

  43. post–Einsteinian

  44. postelection

  45. postencephalitic

  46. postepileptic

  47. posteruptive

  48. postexercise

  49. postexperience

  50. postexposure

  51. postfire

  52. postflight

  53. postfracture

  54. postfreeze

  55. post–Freudian

  56. postgame

  57. postglacial

  58. postgraduation

  59. postharvest

  60. posthemorrhagic

  61. postholiday

  62. postholocaust

  63. posthospital

  64. postimpact

  65. postimperial

  66. postimplantation

  67. postinaugural

  68. postindependence

  69. postindustrial

  70. postinfection

  71. postinjection

  72. postinoculation

  73. postirradiation

  74. postlanding

  75. postlaunch

  76. postliberation

  77. postmarital

  78. postmastectomy

  79. postmating

  80. postmedieval

  81. postmidnight

  82. postneonatal

  83. postorgasmic

  84. postpresidential

  85. postprimary

  86. postprison

  87. postpsychoanalytic

  88. postpuberty

  89. postpubescent

  90. postrace

  91. postrecession

  92. post–Reformation

  93. postresurrection

  94. postretirement

  95. postrevolutionary

  96. postriot

  97. postromantic

  98. postseason

  99. postsecondary

  100. postshow

  101. poststimulation

  102. poststimulus

  103. poststrike

  104. posttax

  105. postteen

  106. posttraumatic

  107. posttreatment

  108. posttrial

  109. postvaccinal

  110. postvaccination

  111. postvasectomy

  112. post–Victorian

  113. postweaning

  114. postworkshop

Origin of post-

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



POST Defined for Kids

1

post

play
noun \ˈpōst\

Definition of post for Students

  1. :  a piece of material (as metal or wood) placed firmly in an upright position and used especially as a support or marker




2

post

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verb

Definition of post for Students

postedposting

  1. 1 :  to fasten (as a notice or sign) to a suitable place (as a wall or bulletin board)

  2. 2 :  to make known publicly as if by putting up a notice <A storm warning was posted for our area.>

  3. 3 :  to add (a message) to an online message board

  4. 4 :  to forbid persons from entering or using by putting up warning notices <Officials posted the trout stream.>




3

post

noun

Definition of post for Students

  1. 1 chiefly British :  postal service

  2. 2 chiefly British :  the mail handled by the post

  3. 3 chiefly British :  a single shipment of mail

  4. 4 :  something (as a message) published online




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post

verb

Definition of post for Students

postedposting

  1. 1 :  to ride or travel quickly <Laurie meanwhile posted off to comfort Amy … — Louisa May Alcott, Little Women>

  2. 2 :  to send by mail

  3. 3 :  to make aware of recent news about something <Keep me posted.>




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post

noun

Definition of post for Students

  1. 1 :  the place where a soldier or guard is stationed

  2. 2 :  a place where a body of troops is stationed

  3. 3 :  a place or office to which a person is appointed

  4. 4 :  trading post




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post

verb

Definition of post for Students

postedposting

  1. :  to station in a given place <post a guard>




post-

prefix

Definition of post- for Students

  1. :  after :  later :  following :  behind <postscript>




Law Dictionary

post

transitive verb

Legal Definition of post

  1. :  to put up (as bond) <post bail>





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