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post1

[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
a strong piece of timber, metal, or the like, set upright as a support, a point of attachment, a place for displaying notices, etc.
2.
Furniture. one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back or forming one corner of a chest of drawers.
Compare stump (def 11).
3.
Papermaking. a stack of 144 sheets of handmolded paper, interleaved with felt.
4.
Horse Racing. a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends:
the starting post.
5.
the lane of a racetrack farthest from the infield; the outside lane.
Compare pole1 (def 4).
6.
Computers.
  1. a message that is sent to a newsgroup.
  2. text that is placed on a website.
verb (used with object)
7.
to affix (a notice, bulletin, etc.) to a post, wall, or the like.
8.
to bring to public notice by or as by a poster or bill:
to post a reward.
9.
to denounce by a public notice or declaration:
They were posted as spies.
10.
to publish the name of in a list:
to post a student on the dean's list.
11.
to publish the name of (a ship) as missing or lost.
12.
to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with notices, bulletins, etc.:
The wall was posted with announcements.
13.
to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing:
The estate has been posted by the owner.
14.
Computers.
  1. to send (a message) to a newsgroup.
  2. to place (text) on a website.
verb (used without object)
15.
Computers.
  1. to send a message to a newsgroup.
  2. to place text on a website.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin postis a post, doorpost, whence also Dutch, Low German post, German Pfosten
Related forms
postless, adverb
postlike, adjective
Synonyms
1. column, pillar, pile, pole. 7. announce, advertise, publicize.

post2

[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
a position of duty, employment, or trust to which one is assigned or appointed:
a diplomatic post.
2.
the station or rounds of a person on duty, as a soldier, sentry or nurse.
3.
a military station with permanent buildings.
4.
a local unit of a veterans' organization.
6.
a place in the stock exchange where a particular stock is traded.
7.
(in the British military services) either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) giving notice of the time to retire for the night, similar in purpose to the U.S. taps.
8.
the body of troops occupying a military station.
verb (used with object)
9.
to place or station at a post.
10.
to provide or put up, as bail.
11.
to appoint to a post of command.
Origin
1590-1600; < French poste < Italian posto < Latin positum, neuter of positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put; cf. posit
Synonyms
1. assignment. See appointment.

post3

[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
Chiefly British.
  1. a single dispatch or delivery of mail.
  2. the mail itself.
  3. the letters and packages being delivered to a single recipient.
  4. an established mail system or service, especially under government authority.
2.
British, post office (def 1).
3.
(formerly) one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses for carrying mail, currency, etc.
4.
(formerly) a person who traveled express, especially over a fixed route, carrying mail, currency, etc.
5.
Printing. a size of printing paper or, especially in Britain, of drawing or writing paper, about 16 × 20 inches (41 × 51 cm).
6.
post octavo, a size of book, from about 5 × 8 inches to 5.25 × 8.25 inches (13 × 20 cm to 13.33 × 21 cm), untrimmed, in America; 5 × 8 inches (13 × 20 cm), untrimmed, in England.
Abbreviation: post 8vo.
7.
post quarto, Chiefly British. a size of book, about 8 × 10 inches (20 × 25 cm), untrimmed.
Abbreviation: post 4vo.
verb (used with object)
8.
Chiefly British. to place in a post office or a mailbox for transmission; mail.
9.
Bookkeeping.
  1. to transfer (an entry or item), as from the journal to the ledger.
  2. to enter (an item) in due place and form.
  3. to make all the requisite entries in (the ledger, etc.).
10.
to supply with up-to-date information; inform:
Keep me posted on his activities.
verb (used without object)
11.
Manège. to rise from and descend to the saddle in accordance with the rhythm of a horse at a trot.
12.
to travel with speed; go or pass rapidly; hasten.
adverb
13.
with speed or haste; posthaste.
14.
by post or courier.
15.
with post horses.
Origin
1500-10; < French poste < Italian posta < Latin posita, feminine of positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put. See post2
Synonyms
10. notify, advise, apprise.

Post

[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
Charles William, 1854–1914, U.S. businessman: developed breakfast foods.
2.
Emily Price, 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.
3.
George Browne, 1837–1913, U.S. architect.
4.
Wiley, 1899–1935, U.S. aviator.

post-

1.
a prefix, meaning “behind,” “after,” “later,” “subsequent to,” “posterior to,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (postscript), but now used freely in the formation of compound words (post-Elizabethan; postfix; postgraduate; postorbital).
Origin
< Latin, combining form representing post (adv. and preposition)
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Examples from the web for post
  • You must be logged in to post a comment.
  • So, my husband is a post-doc in a lab science.
  • Please do not post this job listing on other websites.
  • You compose a new post.
  • Gregory struck out with his stick at the lamp-post, and then at the tree.
  • People who post stuff on Youtube don't make any money off of it.
  • When post offices try to improve their service they sometimes send an electronic probe through the mail.
  • Sunset is also encouraging fans to submit blog ideas, post their favorite recipes, and share their weekend plans.
  • Catholic bishop loses seminary post over Holocaust comments.
  • But only a few hundred defied an all-day curfew in the area and evaded army patrols to make it to the muddy border post.
British Dictionary definitions for post

post1

/pəʊst/
noun
1.
a length of wood, metal, etc, fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc
2.
(horse racing)
  1. either of two upright poles marking the beginning (starting post) and end (winning post) of a racecourse
  2. the finish of a horse race
3.
any of the main upright supports of a piece of furniture, such as a four-poster bed
verb (transitive)
4.
(sometimes foll by up) to fasten or put up (a notice) in a public place
5.
to announce by means of or as if by means of a poster: to post banns
6.
to publish (a name) on a list
Word Origin
Old English, from Latin postis; related to Old High German first ridgepole, Greek pastas colonnade

post2

/pəʊst/
noun
1.
a position to which a person is appointed or elected; appointment; job
2.
a position or station to which a person, such as a sentry, is assigned for duty
3.
a permanent military establishment
4.
(Brit) either of two military bugle calls (first post and last post) ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night
5.
See trading post (sense 1), trading post (sense 2)
verb
6.
(transitive) to assign to or station at a particular place or position
7.
(mainly Brit) to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc
Word Origin
C16: from French poste, from Italian posto, ultimately from Latin pōnere to place

post3

/pəʊst/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the Post Office; mail
2.
(mainly Brit) a single collection or delivery of mail
3.
(Brit) an official system of mail delivery
4.
an item of electronic mail made publicly available
5.
(formerly) any of a series of stations furnishing relays of men and horses to deliver mail over a fixed route
6.
a rider who carried mail between such stations
7.
(Brit) another word for pillar box
8.
(Brit) short for post office
9.
a size of writing or printing paper, 151/4 by 19 inches or 161/2 by 21 inches (large post)
10.
any of various book sizes, esp 51/4 by 81/4 inches (post octavo) and 81/4 by 101/4 inches (post quarto)
11.
(Brit) by return of post, by the next mail in the opposite direction
verb
12.
(transitive) (mainly Brit) to send by post US and Canadian word mail
13.
(transitive) to make (electronic mail) publicly available
14.
(transitive) (accounting)
  1. to enter (an item) in a ledger
  2. (often foll by up) to compile or enter all paper items in (a ledger)
15.
(transitive) to inform of the latest news (esp in the phrase keep someone posted)
16.
(intransitive) (of a rider) to rise from and reseat oneself in a saddle in time with the motions of a trotting horse; perform a rising trot
17.
(intransitive) (formerly) to travel with relays of post horses
18.
(archaic) to travel or dispatch with speed; hasten
adverb
19.
with speed; rapidly
20.
by means of post horses
Word Origin
C16: via French from Italian poste, from Latin posita something placed, from pōnere to put, place

POST

abbreviation
1.
point of sales terminal

post-

prefix
1.
after in time or sequence; following; subsequent: postgraduate
2.
behind; posterior to: postorbital
Word Origin
from Latin, from post after, behind
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Word Origin and History for post
n.

"a timber set upright," from Old English post "pillar, doorpost," and Old French post "post, upright beam," both from Latin postis "door, post, doorpost," perhaps from por- "forth" (see pro-) + stare "to stand" (see stet). Similar compound in Sanskrit prstham "back, roof, peak," Avestan parshti "back," Greek pastas "porch in front of a house, colonnade," Middle High German virst "ridepole," Lithuanian pirstas, Old Church Slavonic pristu "finger" (PIE *por-st-i-).

"place when on duty," 1590s, from Middle French poste "place where one is stationed," also, "station for post horses" (16c.), from Italian posto "post, station," from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of ponere "to place, to put" (see position (n.)). Earliest sense in English was military; meaning "job, position" is attested 1690s.

"mail system," c.1500, "riders and horses posted at intervals," from post (n.2) on notion of riders and horses "posted" at intervals along a route to speed mail in relays, probably formed on model of Middle French poste in this sense (late 15c.). Meaning "system for carrying mail" is from 1660s.

v.

"to affix (a paper, etc.) to a post" (in a public place), hence, "to make known," 1630s, from post (n.1). Related: Posted; posting.

in bookkeeping, "to transfer from a day book to a formal account," 1620s, from post (n.2) via a figurative sense of "carrying" by post horses. Related: Posted; posting.

"to send through the postal system," 1837, from post (n.3). Earlier, "to travel with relays of horses" (1530s). Related: Posted; posting.

"to put up bail money," 1781, from one of the nouns post, but which one is uncertain. Related: Posted; posting.

"to station at a post," from post (n.2). Related: Posted; posting.

adv.

1540s, "with post horses," hence, "rapidly;" especially in the phrase to ride post "go rapidly," from post (n.3).

post-

word-forming element meaning "after," from Latin post "behind, after, afterward," from *pos-ti (cf. Arcadian pos, Doric poti "toward, to, near, close by;" Old Church Slavonic po "behind, after," pozdu "late;" Lithuanian pas "at, by"), from PIE *apo- (cf. Greek apo "from," Latin ab "away from" see apo-).

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post in Medicine

post- pref.

  1. After; later: postpartum.

  2. Behind; posterior to: postaxial.

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post in Science
post-  
A prefix that means "after," as in postoperative, after an operation, or "behind," as in postnasal, behind the nose or nasal passages.
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post in Technology

messaging
To send a message to a mailing list or newsgroup. Usually implies that the message is sent indiscriminately to multiple users, in contrast to "mail" which implies one or more deliberately selected individual recipients.
You should only post a message if you think it will be of interest to a significant proportion of the readers of the group or list, otherwise you should use private electronic mail instead. See netiquette.
[Jargon File]
(1997-12-04)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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post in the Bible

(1.) A runner, or courier, for the rapid transmission of letters, etc. (2 Chr. 30:6; Esther 3:13, 15; 8:10, 14; Job 9:25; Jer. 51:31). Such messengers were used from very early times. Those employed by the Hebrew kings had a military character (1 Sam. 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25, "guard," marg. "runners"). The modern system of postal communication was first established by Louis XI. of France in A.D. 1464. (2.) This word sometimes also is used for lintel or threshold (Isa. 6:4).

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Idioms and Phrases with post
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