post

1 [pohst]
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.
a.
a message that is sent to a newsgroup.
b.
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.
a.
to send (a message) to a newsgroup.
b.
to place (text) on a website.
verb (used without object)
15.
Computers.
a.
to send a message to a newsgroup.
b.
to place text on a website.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin postis a post, doorpost, whence also Dutch, Low German post, German Pfosten

postless, adverb
postlike, adjective


1. column, pillar, pile, pole. 7. announce, advertise, publicize.
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post

2 [pohst]
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


1. assignment. See appointment.

post

3 [pohst]
noun
1.
Chiefly British.
a.
a single dispatch or delivery of mail.
b.
the mail itself.
c.
the letters and packages being delivered to a single recipient.
d.
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.
a.
to transfer (an entry or item), as from the journal to the ledger.
b.
to enter (an item) in due place and form.
c.
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


10. notify, advise, apprise.

Post

[pohst]
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-

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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post1 (pəʊst)
 
n
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
 a.  either of two upright poles marking the beginning (starting post) and end (winning post) of a racecourse
 b.  the finish of a horse race
3.  any of the main upright supports of a piece of furniture, such as a four-poster bed
 
vb
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
 
[Old English, from Latin postis; related to Old High German first ridgepole, Greek pastas colonnade]

post2 (pəʊst)
 
n
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.  trading post See trading post
 
vb
6.  (tr) to assign to or station at a particular place or position
7.  chiefly (Brit) to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc
 
[C16: from French poste, from Italian posto, ultimately from Latin pōnere to place]

post3 (pəʊst)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the Post Office; mail
2.  chiefly (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 16½ 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
 
vb
12.  chiefly (Brit) (tr) US and Canadian word: mail to send by post
13.  (tr) to make (electronic mail) publicly available
14.  (tr) accounting
 a.  to enter (an item) in a ledger
 b.  (often foll by up) to compile or enter all paper items in (a ledger)
15.  (tr) to inform of the latest news (esp in the phrase keep someone posted)
16.  (intr) (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.  (intr) (formerly) to travel with relays of post horses
18.  archaic to travel or dispatch with speed; hasten
 
adv
19.  with speed; rapidly
20.  by means of post horses
 
[C16: via French from Italian poste, from Latin posita something placed, from pōnere to put, place]

POST
 
abbreviation for
point of sales terminal

post-
 
prefix
1.  after in time or sequence; following; subsequent: postgraduate
2.  behind; posterior to: postorbital
 
[from Latin, from post after, behind]

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Word Origin & History

post
"upright timber," O.E. post "pillar, doorpost," and O.Fr. post, both from L. postis "post," perhaps from por- "forth" + stare "to stand" (see stet). Similar compound in Skt. prstham "back, roof, peak," Avestan parshti "back," Gk. pastas "porch in front of a house, colonnade,"
M.H.G. virst "ridepole," Lith. pirstas, O.C.S. pristu "finger" (PIE *por-st-i-). The verb meaning "to affix (a paper, etc.) to a post" (in a public place) is first recorded 1650.

post
"place when on duty," 1598, from M.Fr. poste "place where one is stationed," also, "station for post horses" (16c.), from It. posto "post, station," from V.L. *postum, from L. postium, neut. pp. of ponere "to place, to put" (see position). Earliest sense in Eng. was military;
meaning "job, position" is attested 1695. The figurative sense of "carrying" by post horses is also behind the verb in bookkeeping (1622) meaning "to transfer from a day book to a formal account." To keep (someone) posted "supply with news" is 1847, Amer.Eng.

post
"mail system," 1506, from post (2) on notion of riders and horses posted at intervals along a route to speed mail in relays, from M.Fr. poste in this sense (1477). The verb meaning "to send through the postal system" is recorded from 1837. Postmark (n.) is first recorded 1678; postman first recorded
1529; postcard is from 1870. Post office first recorded 1652 as "public department in charge of letter-carrying;" Meaning "Building where postal business is carried on" is from 1657. In slang or euphemistic sense of "sexual game" it refers to a parlor game first attested early 1850s in which pretend "letters" were paid for by kisses.

post
"to put up bail money," 1781, from one of the posts, but which one is uncertain.

post-
prefix meaning "after," from L. post "behind, after, afterward," from *pos-ti (cf. Arcadian pos, Doric poti "toward, to, near, close by;" O.C.S. po "behind, after," pozdu "late;" Lith. pas "at, by"), from PIE *po- (cf. Gk. apo "from," L. ab "away from"). Logical fallacy post hoc, ergo propter hoc is
L., lit. "after this, therefore because of this," attested from 1704. Post-bellum used in U.S. South from 1874 in ref. to Amer. Civil War; post-war first recorded 1908 in ref. to the Boer War.
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Medical Dictionary

post- pref.

  1. After; later: postpartum.

  2. Behind; posterior to: postaxial.

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Science Dictionary
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

v. To send a message to a mailing list or newsgroup. Distinguished in context from `mail'; one might ask, for example: "Are you going to post the patch or mail it to known users?"
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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.
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Post definition


(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 & Phrases

post

see deaf as a post; from pillar to post; keep posted.

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