post

noun (1)
\ ˈpōst \

Definition of post 

(Entry 1 of 9)

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 (such as a storage battery) for convenience in making connections

4a : 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

post

verb (1)
posted; posting; posts

Definition of post (Entry 2 of 9)

transitive verb

1a : 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 (such as a wall) for public notices : placard

3 : to publish (something, such as a message) in an online forum (such as an electronic message board)

post

noun (2)

Definition of post (Entry 3 of 9)

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 sense 2a

c : post office

d : postbox

4 : something (such as a message) that is published online

post

verb (2)
posted; posting; posts

Definition of post (Entry 4 of 9)

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

3a : 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

post

adverb

Definition of post (Entry 5 of 9)

: with post-horses : express

post

noun (3)

Definition of post (Entry 6 of 9)

1a : 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

2a : 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

3a : trading post, settlement

b : a trading station on the floor of a stock exchange

post

verb (3)
posted; posting; posts

Definition of post (Entry 7 of 9)

transitive verb

1a : 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 O'Brien claims city cops roughed him up and refused to let him post bond. —Jeffrey Ressner

post-

prefix

Definition of post- (Entry 8 of 9)

1a : after : subsequent : later postdate

b : behind : posterior : following after postlude postconsonantal

2a : subsequent to : later than postoperative

b : posterior to postorbital

Post

biographical name
\ ˈpōst \

Definition of Post (Entry 9 of 9)

Emily 1872–1960 née Price American columnist and writer

First Known Use of post

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

circa 1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1507, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1533, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Adverb

1549, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Verb (3)

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for post

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; probably akin to Latin por- forward and to Latin stare to stand — more at portend, stand

Noun (2)

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

Noun (3)

Middle French poste, from Old Italian posto, from past participle of porre to place

Prefix

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

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post-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of post-

: after or later than

post

noun
\ ˈpōst \

Kids Definition of post

 (Entry 1 of 7)

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

post

verb
posted; posting

Kids Definition of post (Entry 2 of 7)

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

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

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

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

post

noun

Kids Definition of post (Entry 3 of 7)

1 chiefly British : postal service

2 chiefly British : the mail handled by the post

3 chiefly British : a single shipment of mail

4 : something (as a message) published online

post

verb
posted; posting

Kids Definition of post (Entry 4 of 7)

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

2 : to send by mail

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

post

noun

Kids Definition of post (Entry 5 of 7)

1 : the place where a soldier or guard is stationed

2 : a place where a body of troops is stationed

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

post

verb
posted; posting

Kids Definition of post (Entry 6 of 7)

: to station in a given place post a guard

post-

prefix

Kids Definition of post-

: after : later : following : behind postscript

Legal Definition of post 

: to put up (as bond) post bail

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