Definitions for postpoʊst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. 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

  2. one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back.

    Category: Furniture

  3. a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends:

    the starting post.

    Category: Sport

  4. Computers. a message that is sent to a newsgroup. text that is placed on a Web site.

    Category: Computers

  5. (v.t.)to affix (a public notice or bulletin) to a post, wall, or the like.

  6. to bring to public notice by means of a poster or bill:

    to post a reward.

  7. to denounce by a public notice or declaration.

  8. to enter the name of in a published list.

  9. to publish the name of (a ship) as missing or lost.

  10. to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with public notices or bills.

  11. to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  12. Computers. to send (a message) to a newsgroup. to place (text) on a Web site.

    Category: Computers

  13. (v.i.)Computers. to send a message to a newsgroup. to place text on a Web site.

    Category: Computers

Origin of post:

bef. 1000; ME, OE < L postis a post, doorpost, whence also D post, G Pfosten


  1. a position of duty, employment, or trust to which one is assigned or appointed:

    a diplomatic post.

  2. the station or rounds of a person on duty, as a soldier or sentry.

  3. a military station with permanent buildings.

    Category: Military

  4. the body of troops occupying a military station.

  5. a local unit of a veterans' organization.

  6. Ref: trading post.

  7. a place in the stock exchange where a particular stock is traded.

  8. Brit. Mil. either of two bugle calls signaling tattoo.

    Category: Military

  9. (v.t.)to place or station at a post.

    Category: Military

  10. to provide or put up, as bail.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. 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


  1. 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.

  2. one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses.

  3. (v.t.)to supply with up-to-date information; inform:

    Keep me posted on your activities.

  4. Chiefly Brit. to send by mail.

    Category: Philately, British

  5. Bookkeeping. to transfer (an entry or item), from a journal to a ledger.

    Category: Business

  6. (v.i.)to rise from and descend to the saddle in accordance with the rhythm of a horse at a trot.

    Category: Sport

  7. to travel with post horses.

  8. to travel with speed; hasten.

  9. (adv.)with speed or haste; posthaste.

  10. by post or courier.

  11. 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


  1. Emily Price, 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.

    Category: Biography


  1. 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).

    Category: Affix

Origin of post-:

< L, comb. form repr. post (adv. and prep.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. post, station(noun)

    the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

    "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"

  2. 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"

  3. position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation(noun)

    a job in an organization

    "he occupied a post in the treasury"

  4. post(noun)

    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. Post, Wiley Post(noun)

    United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)

  6. Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post(noun)

    United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)

  7. Post, C. W. Post, Charles William Post(noun)

    United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)

  8. mail, post(noun)

    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"

  9. post, stake(noun)

    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. 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'"

  11. post(verb)

    the delivery and collection of letters and packages

    "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"

  12. post(verb)

    affix in a public place or for public notice

    "post a warning"

  13. post(verb)

    publicize with, or as if with, a poster

    "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"

  14. post(verb)

    assign to a post; put into a post

    "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"

  15. station, post, send, place(verb)

    assign to a station

  16. post(verb)

    display, as of records in sports games

  17. post(verb)

    enter on a public list

  18. post, carry(verb)

    transfer (entries) from one account book to another

  19. post(verb)

    ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait

  20. stake, post(verb)

    mark with a stake

    "stake out the path"

  21. post, put up(verb)

    place so as to be noticed

    "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"

  22. 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"

  23. post, brand(verb)

    mark or expose as infamous

    "She was branded a loose woman"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. post(noun)ʊst

    a thick pole

    Hammer the posts into the ground.

  2. postʊst

    a job or position

    We're creating a new post in the department.

  3. postʊst

    a place where a soldier is sent or positioned

    You must not leave your post.

  4. postʊst


    a magazine that came in the post

  5. post(verb)ʊst

    to display information in a place where people can see it

    They posted the picture on the Internet.; We posted signs around the neighborhood.

  6. postʊst

    to send an employee somewhere to work

    He's being posted to Hong Kong.

  7. postʊst


    When did you post the letter?

  8. postʊst

    to tell sb about anything new that happens

    Make sure you keep me posted about the wedding.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Post(adj)

    hired to do what is wrong; suborned

  2. Post(noun)

    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

  3. Post(noun)

    the doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt

  4. Post(noun)

    the place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station

  5. Post(noun)

    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

  6. Post(noun)

    a military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station

  7. Post(noun)

    the piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited

  8. Post(noun)

    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

  9. Post(noun)

    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

  10. Post(noun)

    haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier

  11. Post(noun)

    one who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station

  12. Post(noun)

    a station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger

  13. Post(noun)

    a size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper

  14. Post(verb)

    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

  15. Post(verb)

    to hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice

  16. Post(verb)

    to enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like

  17. Post(verb)

    to assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel

  18. Post(verb)

    to carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger

  19. Post(verb)

    to place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter

  20. Post(verb)

    to inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up

  21. Post(verb)

    to travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste

  22. Post(verb)

    to rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting

  23. Post(adverb)

    with post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post


  1. Post

    Post is the third studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter and musician Björk, released in June 1995. Met with critical and commercial success, Post built on the electronic-pop of previous release Debut and flirted with various other musical styles including big band and trip hop, and featured numerous producers. Post went on to be certified Platinum in various regions including the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, and produced three UK Top 10 singles.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. post

    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?”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'post' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1195

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'post' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1013

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'post' in Nouns Frequency: #396

Translations for post

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a job

He has a post in the government; a teaching post.

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