the last post

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the last post

British
:a song played on a bugle at military funerals and at night as a signal for soldiers to go to bed

Word by Word Definitions

last play
  1. : to continue in time

  2. : to remain fresh or unimpaired : endure

  3. : to manage to continue (as in a course of action)

  1. : a form (as of metal or plastic) which is shaped like the human foot and over which a shoe is shaped or repaired

  1. : to shape with a last

  1. : after all others : at the end

  2. : most lately

  3. : in conclusion

  1. : following all the rest

  2. : being the only remaining

  3. : belonging to the final stage (as of life)

  1. : something that is last

post play
  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

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

  1. : to publish, announce, or advertise by or as if by use of a placard

  2. : to denounce by public notice

  3. : to enter on a public listing

  1. : courier

  2. : one of a series of stations for keeping horses for relays

  3. : the distance between any two such consecutive stations : stage

  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

  1. : with post-horses : express

  1. : the place at which a soldier is stationed

  2. : a station or task to which one is assigned

  3. : the place at which a body of troops is stationed : camp

  1. : to station in a given place

  2. : to carry ceremoniously to a position

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

  1. : after : subsequent : later

  2. : behind : posterior : following after

  3. : subsequent to : later than


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