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last post

noun
1.
See under post2 (def 7).

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
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for last post

last post

noun (in the British military services)
1.
a bugle call that orders men to retire for sleep
2.
a similar call sounded at military funerals

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 last post

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).

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last 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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