post: Meaning and Definition of
- a strong piece of timber, metal, or the like, set upright as a support, a point of attachment, a place for displaying notices, etc.
- 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. Cf.(def. 11).
- a stack of 144 sheets of handmolded paper, interleaved with felt.
- a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends: the starting post.
- the lane of a racetrack farthest from the infield; the outside lane. Cf. (def. 4).
- a message that is sent to a newsgroup.
- to affix (a notice, bulletin, etc.) to a post, wall, or the like.
- to bring to public notice by or as by a poster or bill: to post a reward.
- to denounce by a public notice or declaration: They were posted as spies.
- to publish the name of in a list: to post a student on the dean's list.
- to publish the name of (a ship) as missing or lost.
- to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with notices, bulletins, etc.: The wall was posted with announcements.
- to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing:: The estate has been posted by the owner.
- to send (a message) to a newsgroup.
- to send a message to a newsgroup.
- a position of duty, employment, or trust to which one is assigned or appointed: a diplomatic post.
- the station or rounds of a person on duty, as a soldier, sentry or nurse.
- a military station with permanent buildings.
- a local unit of a veterans' organization.
- a place in the stock exchange where a particular stock is traded.
- (in the British military services) either of two bugle callsgiving notice of the time to retire for the night, similar in purpose to the U.S. taps.
- the body of troops occupying a military station.
- to place or station at a post.
- to provide or put up, as bail.
- to appoint to a post of command.
- a single dispatch or delivery of mail.
- the mail itself.
- the letters and packages being delivered to a single recipient.
- an established mail system or service, esp. under government authority.
- See(def. 1).
- (formerly) one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses for carrying mail, currency, etc.
- (formerly) a person who traveled express, esp. over a fixed route, carrying mail, currency, etc.
- a size of printing paper or, esp. in Britain, of drawing or writing paper, about 16 × 20 in. (41 × 51 cm).
- a size of book, from about 5 × 8 in. to 5 × 8 in. (13 × 20 cm to 13 × 21 cm), untrimmed, in America; 5 × 8 in. (13 × 20 cm), untrimmed, in England. Abbr.: post 8vo
- a size of book, about 8 × 10 in. (20 × 25 cm), untrimmed. Abbr.: post 4vo
- to place in a post office or a mailbox for transmission; mail.
- to transfer (an entry or item), as from the journal to the ledger.
- to enter (an item) in due place and form.
- to make all the requisite entries in (the ledger, etc.).
- to supply with up-to-date information; inform: Keep me posted on his activities.
- to rise from and descend to the saddle in accordance with the rhythm of a horse at a trot.
- to travel with speed; go or pass rapidly; hasten.
- with speed or haste; posthaste.
- by post or courier.
- with post horses.
- 1854–1914, U.S. businessman: developed breakfast foods.
- 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.
- 1837–1913, U.S. architect.
- 1899–1935, U.S. aviator.
- 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).
- post (Thesaurus)