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Meaning of POST

Pronunciation:  powst

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  1. [n]  the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"
  2. [n]  
  3. [n]  military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [n]  the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
  6. [n]  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"
  7. [n]  any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post"
  8. [n]  the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
  9. [v]  for example, of records, in sports
  10. [v]  publicize with, or as it with, a poster; "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  11. [v]  mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
  12. [v]  cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
  13. [v]  assign to a station
  14. [v]  put up; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
  15. [v]  mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
  16. [v]  affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning"
  17. [v]  ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  18. [v]  transfer (entries) from one account book to another
  19. [v]  assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  20. [v]  enter on a public list

POST is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: base, berth, brand, carry, mail, mail, mail, mail service, military post, office, place, place, position, postal service, put up, send, send, situation, spot, stake, stake, station, station
 See Also: academicianship, accountantship, accumulation, admiralty, affix, aggregation, airmail, airmail, airpost, ambassadorship, announce, announce, apostleship, apprenticeship, assemblage, assign, attorneyship, bailiffship, bill, bishopry, bitt, bollard, bridgehead, bringing, business, cadetship, caliphate, call, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, carrick bitt, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, collection, commandership, communicating, communication, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, corner post, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, delegate, delivery, denote, denote, depute, designate, directorship, discipleship, displace, editorship, eldership, emirate, enter, express, express-mail, foremanship, fort, fort, garrison, garrison, gatepost, generalship, goalpost, governorship, headship, hitching post, hop pole, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instal, install, instructorship, internship, job, judgeship, judgship, judicature, king post, lamppost, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, line, line of work, list, locate, lookout, magistracy, mailing, managership, mark, maypole, military installation, military quarters, move, newel, newel post, observation post, occupation, outpost, outpost, outstation, placard, placard, place, position, put down, put in, queen post, record, register, ride horseback, rudderpost, rudderstock, set up, site, stanchion, standard, starting post, stick on, stump, telegraph pole, telegraph post, telephone pole, timber, transfer, transfer, upright, vertical, visual signal, whipping post, winning post



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Post-\ (p[=o]st). [L. post behind, after; cf. Skr.
    pa[,c]c[=a]behind, afterwards.]
    A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure,
    postdot, postscript.
  2. \Post\, a. [F. aposter to place in a post or position,
    generally for a bad purpose.]
    Hired to do what is wrong; suborned. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys.
  3. \Post\, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to
    place. See {Position}, and cf. 4th {Post}.]
    1. 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
             They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
             two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the
             houses.                               --Ex. xii. 7.
             Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders
             bore, The gates of Azza, post and massy bar.
             Unto his order he was a noble post.   --Chaucer.
    Note: Post, in the sense of an upright timber or strut, is
          used in composition, in such words as king-post,
          queen-post, crown-post, gatepost, etc.
    2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were
       chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
             When God sends coin I will discharge your post. --S.
    {From pillar to post}. See under {Pillar}.
    {Knight of the post}. See under {Knight}.
    {Post hanger} (Mach.), a bearing for a revolving shaft,
       adapted to be fastened to a post.
    {Post hole}, a hole in the ground to set the foot of a post
    {Post mill}, a form of windmill so constructed that the whole
       fabric rests on a vertical axis firmly fastened to the
       ground, and capable of being turned as the direction of
       the wind varies.
    {Post and stall} (Coal Mining), a mode of working in which
       pillars of coal are left to support the roof of the mine.
  4. \Post\, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses
    were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L.
    positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf.
    {Post} a pillar.]
    1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed;
       a station. Specifically:
       (a) 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.
       (b) A military station; the place at which a soldier or a
           body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such
           a station.
       (c) The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is
    2. 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.
             In certain places there be always fresh posts, to
             carry that further which is brought unto them by the
             other.                                --Abp. Abbot.
             I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, Receiving
             them from such a worthless post.      --Shak.
    3. 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.
             I send you the fair copy of the poem on dullness,
             which I should not care to hazard by the common
             post.                                 --Pope.
    4. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
       [Obs.] ``In post he came.'' --Shak.
    5. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal
       station. [Obs.]
             He held office of postmaster, or, as it was then
             called, post, for several years.      --Palfrey.
    6. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or
       emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
             The post of honor is a private station. --Addison.
    7. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under
    {Post and pair}, an old game at cards, in which each player a
       hand of three cards. --B. Jonson.
    {Post bag}, a mail bag.
    {Post bill}, a bill of letters mailed by a postmaster.
    {Post chaise}, or {Post coach}, a carriage usually with four
       wheels, for the conveyance of travelers who travel post.
    {Post day}, a day on which the mall arrives or departs.
    {Post hackney}, a hired post horse. --Sir H. Wotton.
    {Post horn}, a horn, or trumpet, carried and blown by a
       carrier of the public mail, or by a coachman.
    {Post horse}, a horse stationed, intended, or used for the
    {Post hour}, hour for posting letters. --Dickens.
    {Post office}.
       (a) An office under governmental superintendence, where
           letters, papers, and other mailable matter, are
           received and distributed; a place appointed for
           attending to all business connected with the mail.
       (b) The governmental system for forwarding mail matter.
    {Postoffice order}. See {Money order}, under {Money}.
    {Post road}, or {Post route}, a road or way over which the
       mail is carried.
    {Post town}.
       (a) A town in which post horses are kept.
       (b) A town in which a post office is established by law.
    {To ride post}, to ride, as a carrier of dispatches, from
       place to place; hence, to ride rapidly, with as little
       delay as possible.
    {To travel post}, to travel, as a post does, by relays of
       horses, or by keeping one carriage to which fresh horses
       are attached at each stopping place.
  5. \Post\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Posted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. 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.
    Note: Formerly, a large post was erected before the sheriff's
          office, or in some public place, upon which legal
          notices were displayed. This way of advertisement has
          not entirely gone of use.
    2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise
       opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to
       post one for cowardice.
             On pain of being posted to your sorrow Fail not, at
             four, to meet me.                     --Granville.
    3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or
       the like.
    4. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a
       sentinel. ``It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant,
       . . . or to get him posted.'' --De Quincey.
    5. (Bookkeeping) To carry, as an account, from the journal to
       the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as
       accounts, to the ledger.
             You have not posted your books these ten years.
    6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a
    7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted
       with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
             Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature
             of the day.                           --Lond. Sat.
    {To post off}, to put off; to delay. [Obs.] ``Why did I,
       venturously, post off so great a business?'' --Baxter.
    {To post over}, to hurry over. [Obs.] --Fuller.
  6. \Post\, v. i. [Cf. OF. poster. See 4th {Post}.]
    1. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in
       haste. ``Post seedily to my lord your husband.'' --Shak.
             And post o'er land and ocean without rest. --Milton.
    2. (Man.) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with
       the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting. [Eng.]
  7. \Post\, adv.
    With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
Computing Dictionary
  1. power-on self-test

  2. 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]

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: After.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(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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