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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for emily p. 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
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Word Origin and History for emily p. post
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.
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emily p. 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).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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