Definitions for postpoʊst
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a piece of timber, metal, or the like, set upright as a support, a point of attachment, a place for displaying notices, etc.
Category: Building Trades
one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back.
a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends:
the starting post.
Computers. a message that is sent to a newsgroup. text that is placed on a Web site.
(v.t.)to affix (a public notice or bulletin) to a post, wall, or the like.
to bring to public notice by means of a poster or bill:
to post a reward.
to denounce by a public notice or declaration.
to enter the name of in a published list.
to publish the name of (a ship) as missing or lost.
to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with public notices or bills.
to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Computers. to send (a message) to a newsgroup. to place (text) on a Web site.
(v.i.)Computers. to send a message to a newsgroup. to place text on a Web site.
Origin of post:
bef. 1000; ME, OE < L postis a post, doorpost, whence also D post, G Pfosten
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 or sentry.
a military station with permanent buildings.
the body of troops occupying a military station.
a local unit of a veterans' organization.
Ref: trading post.
a place in the stock exchange where a particular stock is traded.
Brit. Mil. either of two bugle calls signaling tattoo.
(v.t.)to place or station at a post.
to provide or put up, as bail.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to appoint to a military or naval command.
Origin of post:
1590–1600; < F poste < It posto < L positum, neut. of positus, ptp. of pōnere to place, posit
Chiefly Brit. a single dispatch or delivery of mail. the mail itself. an established mail system or service. Archaic.
Category: Philately, British
Ref: post office.
one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses.
(v.t.)to supply with up-to-date information; inform:
Keep me posted on your activities.
Chiefly Brit. to send by mail.
Category: Philately, British
Bookkeeping. to transfer (an entry or item), from a journal to a ledger.
(v.i.)to rise from and descend to the saddle in accordance with the rhythm of a horse at a trot.
to travel with post horses.
to travel with speed; hasten.
(adv.)with speed or haste; posthaste.
by post or courier.
with post horses.
Origin of post:
1500–10; < F poste < It posta < L posita, fem. of positus, ptp. of pōnere to place, put. See post2
Emily Price, 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.
a prefix, occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, meaning “after, subsequent to,”“behind, at the rear or end of” (postaxial; postmeridian; postpone; postscript); in English esp. productive in the formation of adjectives or adjective derivatives that specify a period of time following the event, phenomena, period, etc., denoted by the headword (posttraumatic; post-Darwinian; postwar).
Origin of post-:
< L, comb. form repr. post (adv. and prep.)
the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
"a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
military post, post(noun)
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"
position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)
a job in an organization
"he occupied a post in the treasury"
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"
Post, Wiley Post(noun)
United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post(noun)
United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)
Post, C. W. Post, Charles William Post(noun)
United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
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"
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"
mail, mail service, postal service, post(noun)
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'"
the delivery and collection of letters and packages
"it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"
affix in a public place or for public notice
"post a warning"
publicize with, or as if with, a poster
"I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
assign to a post; put into a post
"The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
station, post, send, place(verb)
assign to a station
display, as of records in sports games
enter on a public list
transfer (entries) from one account book to another
ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
mark with a stake
"stake out the path"
post, put up(verb)
place so as to be noticed
"post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
mail, post, send(verb)
cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
"send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
mark or expose as infamous
"She was branded a loose woman"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a thick pole
Hammer the posts into the ground.
a job or position
We're creating a new post in the department.
a place where a soldier is sent or positioned
You must not leave your post.
a magazine that came in the post
to display information in a place where people can see it
They posted the picture on the Internet.; We posted signs around the neighborhood.
to send an employee somewhere to work
He's being posted to Hong Kong.
When did you post the letter?
to tell sb about anything new that happens
Make sure you keep me posted about the wedding.
hired to do what is wrong; suborned
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
the doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt
the place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station
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
a military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station
the piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited
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
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
haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier
one who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station
a station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger
a size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper
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
to hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice
to enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like
to assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel
to carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger
to place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter
to inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up
to travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste
to rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting
with post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post
The New Hacker's Dictionary
To send a message to a mailing list or newsgroup. Distinguished in context from mail; one might ask, for example: “Are you going to post the patch or mail it to known users?”
Translations for post
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He has a post in the government; a teaching post.
- pos, posisieAfrikaans
- وَظيفَه ، مِهْنَهArabic
- lugarPortuguese (BR)
- der PostenGerman
- stilling; embedeDanish
- θέση, αξίωμαGreek
- puesto de trabajo, cargoSpanish
- पद, नौकरीHindi
- staða, starfIcelandic
- 직, 관직Korean
- postas, darbas, tarnybaLithuanian
- amats; darbs; postenisLatvian
- jawatan; kerjaMalay
- jobb, stillingNorwegian
- funcţie, postRomanian
- пост, должностьRussian
- zamestnanie, miestoSlovak
- befattning, post, plats, tjänstSwedish
- งาน; ตำแหน่งThai
- iş, görevTurkish
- 職位Chinese (Trad.)
- посада, місцеUkrainian
- chức vụ; vị tríVietnamese
- 职位Chinese (Simp.)
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