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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. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum ( 1854- 1914)
  16. United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette ( 1872- 1960)
  17. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world ( 1899- 1935)
  18. publicize with, or as if with, a poster; " I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  19. display, as of records in sports games
  20. affix in a public place or for public notice; " post a warning"
  21. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  22. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  23. assign to a post; put into a post; " The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
  27. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
  28. 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.
  29. A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  30. The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  34. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
  35. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
  36. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.
  37. 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.
  38. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
  39. To enter ( a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
  40. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
  41. To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
  42. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
  43. To inform; to give the news to; to make ( one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
  44. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
  45. To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
  46. With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
  47. A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure, postdot, postscript.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. To travel with speed; as, to post o'er land and sea.
  51. Speedily: post card, a private card, as a picture, which can be sent through the mail by the affixing of a postage stamp.
  52. A piece of timber fixed in the ground, generally as a support to something else: a pillar.
  53. To fix on or to a post, that is, in a public place: to expose to public reproach.
  54. 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.
  55. To set or station: to put in the post- office: ( book- k.) to transfer to the ledger.
  56. To travel with posthorses, or with speed.
  57. With posthorses: with speed.
  58. Piece of timber fixed in the ground; station; office; letter carrier; mail.
  59. To station; put in the mail; enter in the ledger.
  60. to travel with speed.
  61. To put up in some public place.
  62. To assign to a post position or place.
  63. To mail.
  64. To transfer ( items or accounts) to the ledger.
  65. Poster.
  66. An upright piece of timber or other material used as a support.
  67. A fixed place or station; office; employment.
  68. The mail system; a postman; messenger.
  69. By post- horses; rapidly; as, to travel post.
  70. Behind or after; opposed to ante-; as, postscript.
  71. Latin prefix signifying after, behind.
  72. Swiftly; with dispatch. To ride post, to be employed to carry despatches. To travel post, to travel with post- horses.
  73. A piece of timber set upright, usually larger than a stake, and intended to support something.
  74. 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.
  75. To fix to a post; to stick up, as a bill; to expose to public reproach.
  76. To station; to forward a letter by the post- office; to carry accounts to the ledger.
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. In haste; hastily.
  80. A common prefix, signifying behind; after; afterwards; subsequent.

Usage examples for post

  1. 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
  2. Being just now off post, they stood at the fire, but away from him. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  3. I could say I must post a letter. – My Little Sister by Elizabeth Robins
  4. But she put him from her gently, and went back to her post. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  5. 13. Post these letters. – Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.) by C. A. Toledano
  6. That was when- when the post was set up...." – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  7. There would be no more post that day. – Orientations by William Somerset Maugham
  8. 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
  9. I wonder whether he is coming in, or if it is only to post a letter. – Friarswood Post-Office by Charlotte M. Yonge
  10. 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
  11. No, for no man would dare to leave his post at that time of night. – Bamboo Tales by Ira L. Reeves
  12. Sanna's Post and Reddersberg! – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  13. Don't yer know w'ot listenin'- post is? – Private Peat by Harold R. Peat
  14. It will not go to the post till you have decided. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  15. Besides, it is the post of danger- and of honour. – The Spy in Black by J. Storer Clouston
  16. Where is the post? – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  17. They walked off quickly to the post- office and dropped the letter into the box. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Governor, to your post! – The Death of Wallenstein A Play by Frederich Schiller
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