[pəʊst] or [post]


(noun.) the delivery and collection of letters and packages; 'it came by the first post'; 'if you hurry you'll catch the post'.

(noun.) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; 'he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them'.

(noun.) a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); 'a pair of posts marked the goal'; 'the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake'.

(noun.) the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; 'a soldier manned the entrance post'; 'a sentry station'.

(noun.) United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914).

(noun.) United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960).

(noun.) United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935).

(verb.) publicize with, or as if with, a poster; 'I'll post the news on the bulletin board'.

(verb.) display, as of records in sports games.

(verb.) mark or expose as infamous; 'She was branded a loose woman'.

(verb.) place so as to be noticed; 'post a sign'; 'post a warning at the dump'.

(verb.) affix in a public place or for public notice; 'post a warning'.

(verb.) ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait.

(verb.) transfer (entries) from one account book to another.

(verb.) assign to a post; put into a post; 'The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu'.

(verb.) enter on a public list.

Checked by Bertrand--From WordNet


(a.) Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.

(n.) A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay or support to something else; a pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a house.

(n.) The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.

(n.) The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.

(n.) A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travelers on some recognized route; as, a stage or railway post.

(n.) A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.

(n.) The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.

(n.) A messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman.

(n.) An established conveyance for letters from one place or station to another; especially, the governmental system in any country for carrying and distributing letters and parcels; the post office; the mail; hence, the carriage by which the mail is transported.

(n.) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.

(n.) One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.

(n.) A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.

(n.) A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.

(v. t.) To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice; to post playbills.

(v. t.) To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.

(v. t.) To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.

(v. t.) To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.

(v. t.) To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.

(v. t.) To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.

(v. t.) To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.

(v. i.) To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.

(v. i.) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.

(adv.) With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Pillar, COLUMN, support.[2]. Station, position, seat.[3]. Office, employment, place, situation, capacity.[4]. Postman, courier, letter-carrier.[5]. Mail.

v. a. [1]. Place, station, set, put, fix, establish.[2]. Placard, advertise, announce, make known, blaze abroad, spread abroad.[3]. Stigmatize (by public notice), vilify, brand, defame, disgrace.[4]. Put in the ledger, carry to the ledger.[5]. Mail, put in the mail, put in the post-office.

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n. a piece of timber fixed in the ground generally as a support to something else: a pillar.—v.t. to fix on or to a post or to any conspicuous position in a public place: to expose to public reproach to placard as having failed in an examination &c.—n. Post′er one who posts bills: a large printed bill or placard for posting.—From pillar to post (see Pillar).

n. a fixed place as a military station: a fixed place or stage on a road: an office: one who travels by stages esp. carrying letters &c.: a public letter-carrier: an established system of conveying letters: (Shak.) a post-horse: (Shak.) haste: a size of writing-paper double that of common note-paper (so called from the water-mark a postman's horn).—v.t. to set or station: to put in the post-office: (book-k.) to transfer from the journal to the ledger: to supply with necessary information as to post up (cf. Well posted up).—v.i to travel with post-horses or with speed.—adv. with posthorses: with speed.—ns. Post′age the act of going by post: journey: money paid for conveyance of letters &c. by post or mail; Post′age-stamp an adhesive stamp for affixing to letters to show that the postal charge has been paid.—adj. Post′al of or pertaining to the mail-service.—ns. Post′-bag a mail-bag; Post′-bill a way-bill of the letters sent from a post-office; Post′boy a boy that rides posthorses or who carries letters; Post′-card a stamped card on which a message may be sent by post; Post′-chaise Post′-char′iot a chaise or carriage with four wheels let for hire for the conveyance of those who travel with posthorses.—v.i. Post′-chaise to travel by post-chaise.—ns. Post′-day the day on which the post or mail arrives or departs; Post′er one who travels by post: (Shak.) a courier: one who travels expeditiously: a posthorse.—adj. Post′-free delivered by the post without payment.—n. Posthaste′ haste in travelling like that of a post.—adj. speedy: immediate.—adv. with haste or speed.—ns. Post′-horn a postman's horn: a horn blown by the driver of a mail-coach; Post′horse a horse kept for posting; Post′house a house where horses are kept for the use of parties posting: a post-office; Post′man a post or courier: a letter-carrier; Post′mark the mark or stamp put upon a letter at a post-office showing the time and place of reception and delivery; Post′master the manager or superintendent of a post-office: one who supplies posthorses: at Merton College Oxford a scholar who is supported on the foundation; Post′master-Gen′eral the minister who is the chief officer of the post-office department; Post′-off′ice an office for receiving and transmitting letters by post: a department of the government which has charge of the reception and conveyance of letters.—adj. Post′-paid having the postage paid as a letter.—ns. Post′-time the time for the despatch or for the delivery of letters; Post′-town a town with a post-office.—Postal note a note for a fixed designated sum issued by a postmaster payable at any office; Postal order an order issued by the postmaster authorising the holder to receive at some particular post-office payment of the sum marked on it.

adv. and prep. after behind—in compounds as Post-abdominal Post-anal Post-axial Post-brachial Post-canonical Post-clavicle Post-embryonic &c.—adj. Post′-class′ical after those Greek and Latin writers styled classical but before the medieval.—n. Post′-commun′ion the part of the eucharistic office after the act of communion.—adj. succeeding communion.—v.t. Postdate′ to date after the real time.—n. a date on a letter later than the real date on which it was written.—adjs. Post′-dilū′vial Post′-dilū′vian being or happening after the deluge.—ns. Post′-dilū′vian one who has lived since the deluge; Post′-en′try an additional entry of merchandise at a custom-house.—adjs. Post′-exil′ic Post′-exil′ian after the time of the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.—ns. Post′-exist′ence future existence; Post′fix a letter syllable or word fixed to or put after another word an affix.—v.t. Postfix′ to add to the end of another word.—adjs. Post′-glā′cial after the glacial epoch; Post′-grad′uate belonging to study pursued after graduation; Post′-merid′ian coming after the sun has crossed the meridian: in the afternoon (written P.M.).—n. Post′-millenā′rian one who believes in post-millennialism.—adj. Post′-millenn′ial.—n. Post′-millenn′ialism the doctrine that the second coming of Christ will follow the millennium.—adj. Post′-mor′tem after death.—n. a post-mortem examination.—adjs. Post′-nā′tal after birth; Post′-nī′cene after the first general council at NicéŽ in 325 A.D.—n. Post′-note a note issued by a bank payable at some future time.—adj. Post′-nup′tial being or happening after marriage.—ns. Post′-ō′bit a bond or security given by heirs and others entitled to reversionary interests whereby in consideration of a sum of money presently advanced the debtor binds himself to pay a much larger sum after the death of some person or of himself; Post′-posi′tion the state of being put back or out of the regular place: (gram.) a word or particle placed after a word—opp. to a preposition which is placed before.—adjs. Post′-pos′itive; Post′-remote′ more remote in subsequent time or order; Post′-ter′tiary more recent than the Tertiary.—n. the most recent geological division.

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