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Definitions of post

  1. mark or expose as infamous; " She was branded a loose woman"
  2. 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'"
  3. 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"
  4. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; " send me your latest results"; " I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
  5. 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"
  6. enter on a public list
  7. the delivery and collection of letters and packages; " it came by the first post"; " if you hurry you'll catch the post"
  8. 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"
  9. 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"
  10. the position where someone ( as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; " a soldier manned the entrance post"; " a sentry station"
  11. for example, of records, in sports
  12. assign to a station
  13. put up; " post a sign"; " post a warning at the dump"
  14. mark with a stake; " stake out the path"
  15. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  16. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum ( 1854- 1914)
  17. United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette ( 1872- 1960)
  18. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world ( 1899- 1935)
  19. publicize with, or as if with, a poster; " I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  20. display, as of records in sports games
  21. affix in a public place or for public notice; " post a warning"
  22. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  23. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  24. assign to a post; put into a post; " The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  25. A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the Koluschan stock.
  26. Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.
  27. 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.
  28. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
  29. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
  30. 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.
  31. A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  32. The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  36. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
  37. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
  38. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.
  39. 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.
  40. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
  41. To enter ( a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
  42. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
  43. To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
  44. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
  45. To inform; to give the news to; to make ( one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
  46. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
  47. To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
  48. With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
  49. A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure, postdot, postscript.
  50. A piece of timber, etc., set upright, usually to support something else; system of carrying and delivering letters; the mail; place, station, situation, or office; a military station.
  51. To fasten, as a notice, to a wall, etc.; to make known by means of notices fastened to a wall, etc.; to send by mail; in bookkeeping, to transfer an entry or item from journal or day book to ledger; to inform fully.
  52. To travel with speed; as, to post o'er land and sea.
  53. Speedily: post card, a private card, as a picture, which can be sent through the mail by the affixing of a postage stamp.
  54. A prefix to words derived from Latin roots, noting after, behind, or posterior, corresponding to Greek, meta-.
  55. A piece of timber fixed in the ground, generally as a support to something else: a pillar.
  56. To fix on or to a post, that is, in a public place: to expose to public reproach.
  57. 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, etc.: a public letter carrier: an established system of conveying letters: a size of writing- paper, double that of common note- paper.
  58. To set or station: to put in the post- office: ( book- k.) to transfer to the ledger.
  59. To travel with posthorses, or with speed.
  60. With posthorses: with speed.
  61. Piece of timber fixed in the ground; station; office; letter carrier; mail.
  62. To station; put in the mail; enter in the ledger.
  63. to travel with speed.
  64. To put up in some public place.
  65. To assign to a post position or place.
  66. To mail.
  67. To transfer ( items or accounts) to the ledger.
  68. Poster.
  69. An upright piece of timber or other material used as a support.
  70. A fixed place or station; office; employment.
  71. The mail system; a postman; messenger.
  72. By post- horses; rapidly; as, to travel post.
  73. Behind or after; opposed to ante-; as, postscript.
  74. Latin prefix signifying after, behind.
  75. Swiftly; with dispatch. To ride post, to be employed to carry despatches. To travel post, to travel with post- horses.
  76. A piece of timber set upright, usually larger than a stake, and intended to support something.
  77. A fixed place or station; a military station; a stage; an office or employment; a messenger or a carrier of letters; an established system of letter- carrying; the mail; a size of paper twice that of ordinary note- paper.
  78. To fix to a post; to stick up, as a bill; to expose to public reproach.
  79. To station; to forward a letter by the post- office; to carry accounts to the ledger.
  80. A piece of timber placed upright, generally as a support for something else; a station for soldiers; a place or situation; the station of duty; employment; a messenger who carries letters regularly from place to place; a quick or speedy manner of travelling; the mail; a size of printing and writing paper; a miner's or quarryman's term for any compact stratum of sandstone or lime- stone.
  81. To travel with speed, as by relays of horses; to send with speed; to place; to station; to fix; to assign; to advertise by putting a placard on a wall or a post; to place letters in the post- office; in book- keeping, to carry the entries from other books to the ledger.
  82. Speedy, as by post.
  83. In haste; hastily.
  84. A common prefix, signifying behind; after; afterwards; subsequent.
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Quotes of post

  1. Now I have to have the biggest P. O. box in the entire post office to get all the manuscripts coming in. – Susie Bright
  2. It took us 50 months in Germany, post World War II to go from the end of the war to a national election. – Frank Carlucci
  3. Legislation passed in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 enhanced our intelligence capabilities and strengthened our national defense, but until now our nation's immigration policies have not adapted to the needs of a post -September 11th world. – Chris Chocola
  4. That odd idea that one person can go to a foreign part and in this rather odd voice describe it to the folks back home doesn't make much sense in the post -colonial world. – Robyn Davidson
  5. And remember don't high post when you're far from home, and high posting when you're all alone. – Mos Def
  6. When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that's when we did it. I think we did it. – Adolf Galland
  7. Married and divorced, three beautiful daughters, two in college. The other one is 16, lives with her mom. I'm 46, I've worked for the Post Office for 18 years, seven facilities in three states. – Arthur Godfrey
  8. One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt. – Lee Iacocca
  9. Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where our national interest lies and those from which it is remote does no good for America. The weariness of the post -Versailles, post -Korea, post -Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood. – Dick Morris
  10. Who owns the NY Post 20th Century Fox. Talk about vertical integration. – Joe Pantoliano
  11. On the other track I got to talk with Jon Poll, my editor, and we go into more detail about the decisions we made in both the production and the post -production. So I hope the combination becomes something worth collecting. – Jay Roach
  12. In this post 9 -11 world we live in, it is critical we take steps to improve the safety and security of the Trucking Industry which has proven to be our most mobile and flexible mode of transporting goods. – Zack Wamp
  13. I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy. – Denzel Washington
  14. The people like the American Legion Post that gave us a chance to play. A place to play and a chance to play. – Dave Winfield
  15. Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post – Bob Woodward

Usage examples for post

  1. Being just now off post they stood at the fire, but away from him. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  2. He said that he was on the third floor, front, of the house, near a corner where he could see a post box. – The Dragon's Secret by Augusta Huiell Seaman
  3. Far from my post – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  4. But she put him from her gently, and went back to her post – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  5. I could say I must post a letter. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  6. Besides, it is the post of danger- and of honour. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  7. I wonder whether he is coming in, or if it is only to post a letter. – Friarswood Post-Office by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. There would be no more post that day. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  9. He sent me the address, and begged that I would write and tell him my news from home by the next day's post – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  10. He told himself he must give her plenty of time to write by the late Sunday night post – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  11. That was when- when the post was set up...." – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  12. Sanna's Post and Reddersberg! – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  13. It will not go to the post till you have decided. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  14. They walked off quickly to the post office and dropped the letter into the box. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  15. I want to ask you what you did with that letter Mr. Carter gave you to post for me? – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  16. Don't yer know w'ot listenin'- post is? – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  17. No, for no man would dare to leave his post at that time of night. – Bamboo Tales by Ira L. Reeves
  18. Governor, to your post – The Death of Wallenstein A Play by Frederich Schiller
  19. 13. Post these letters. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  20. Where is the post – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers

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