What does post mean?

Definitions for postpoʊst

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word post.

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"

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

  24. Origin: [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See Position, and cf. Post a pillar.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Post

    pōst, n. a piece of timber fixed in the ground, generally as a support to something else: a pillar.—v.t. to fix on or to a post, or to any conspicuous position, in a public place: to expose to public reproach, to placard as having failed in an examination, &c.—n. Post′er, one who posts bills: a large printed bill or placard for posting.—From pillar to post (see Pillar). [A.S. post—L. postis, a doorpost—ponĕre, to place.]

  2. Post

    pōst, n. 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, &c.: a public letter-carrier: an established system of conveying letters: (Shak.) a post-horse: (Shak.) haste: a size of writing-paper, double that of common note-paper (so called from the water-mark, a postman's horn).—v.t. to set or station: to put in the post-office: (book-k.) to transfer from the journal to the ledger: to supply with necessary information, as to post up (cf. Well posted up).—v.i to travel with post-horses, or with speed.—adv. with posthorses: with speed.—ns. Post′age, the act of going by post: journey: money paid for conveyance of letters, &c., by post or mail; Post′age-stamp, an adhesive stamp for affixing to letters to show that the postal charge has been paid.—adj. Post′al, of or pertaining to the mail-service.—ns. Post′-bag, a mail-bag; Post′-bill, a way-bill of the letters sent from a post-office; Post′boy, a boy that rides posthorses, or who carries letters; Post′-card, a stamped card on which a message may be sent by post; Post′-chaise, Post′-char′iot, a chaise or carriage with four wheels let for hire for the conveyance of those who travel with posthorses.—v.i. Post′-chaise, to travel by post-chaise.—ns. Post′-day, the day on which the post or mail arrives or departs; Post′er, one who travels by post: (Shak.) a courier: one who travels expeditiously: a posthorse.—adj. Post′-free, delivered by the post without payment.—n. Posthaste′, haste in travelling like that of a post.—adj. speedy: immediate.—adv. with haste or speed.—ns. Post′-horn, a postman's horn: a horn blown by the driver of a mail-coach; Post′horse, a horse kept for posting; Post′house, a house where horses are kept for the use of parties posting: a post-office; Post′man, a post or courier: a letter-carrier; Post′mark, the mark or stamp put upon a letter at a post-office showing the time and place of reception and delivery; Post′master, the manager or superintendent of a post-office: one who supplies posthorses: at Merton College, Oxford, a scholar who is supported on the foundation; Post′master-Gen′eral, the minister who is the chief officer of the post-office department; Post′-off′ice, an office for receiving and transmitting letters by post: a department of the government which has charge of the reception and conveyance of letters.—adj. Post′-paid, having the postage paid, as a letter.—ns. Post′-time, the time for the despatch or for the delivery of letters; Post′-town, a town with a post-office.—Postal note, a note for a fixed designated sum issued by a postmaster, payable at any office; Postal order, an order issued by the postmaster authorising the holder to receive at some particular post-office payme

  3. Post

    pōst, adv. and prep. after, behind—in compounds as Post-abdominal, Post-anal, Post-axial, Post-brachial, Post-canonical, Post-clavicle, Post-embryonic, &c.—adj. Post′-class′ical, after those Greek and Latin writers styled classical, but before the medieval.—n. Post′-commun′ion, the part of the eucharistic office after the act of communion.—adj. succeeding communion.—v.t. Postdate′, to date after the real time.—n. a date on a letter later than the real date on which it was written.—adjs. Post′-dilū′vial, Post′-dilū′vian, being or happening after the deluge.—ns. Post′-dilū′vian, one who has lived since the deluge; Post′-en′try, an additional entry of merchandise at a custom-house.—adjs. Post′-exil′ic, Post′-exil′ian, after the time of the Babylonian captivity of the Jews.—ns. Post′-exist′ence, future existence; Post′fix, a letter, syllable, or word fixed to or put after another word, an affix.—v.t. Postfix′, to add to the end of another word.—adjs. Post′-glā′cial, after the glacial epoch; Post′-grad′uate, belonging to study pursued after graduation; Post′-merid′ian, coming after the sun has crossed the meridian: in the afternoon (written P.M.).—n. Post′-millenā′rian, one who believes in post-millennialism.—adj. Post′-millenn′ial.—n. Post′-millenn′ialism, the doctrine that the second coming of Christ will follow the millennium.—adj. Post′-mor′tem, after death.—n. a post-mortem examination.—adjs. Post′-nā′tal, after birth; Post′-nī′cene, after the first general council at Nicæa in 325 A.D.n. Post′-note, a note issued by a bank, payable at some future time.—adj. Post′-nup′tial, being or happening after marriage.—ns. Post′-ō′bit, a bond or security given by heirs and others entitled to reversionary interests, whereby in consideration of a sum of money presently advanced, the debtor binds himself to pay a much larger sum after the death of some person, or of himself; Post′-posi′tion, the state of being put back or out of the regular place: (gram.) a word or particle placed after a word—opp. to a preposition, which is placed before.—adjs. Post′-pos′itive; Post′-remote′, more remote in subsequent time or order; Post′-ter′tiary, more recent than the Tertiary.—n. the most recent geological division. [L.]

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?”

Editors Contribution

  1. post

    Post (verb) an announcement or advertisement to be announced by a channels.

    Post an article written by a columnist or a writer.

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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

Anagrams for post »

  1. tops

  2. pots, POTS

  3. spot, Spot

  4. stop

  5. opts


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of post in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of post in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mary Kay Kisthardt:

    We're not a post-gender society.

  2. Lu Lobello:

    We represent post-traumatic growth.

  3. Thomas Frieden:

    We risk being in a post-antibiotic world.

  4. Zack Sasser:

    People film everything now and post it online.

  5. Jason Caya:

    We're settling into our own as a post-GM city.

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Translations for post

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • بريد, كتاب, خطاب, رسالةArabic
  • бағана, бағанBashkir
  • слупBelarusian
  • стълбBulgarian
  • pivotCatalan, Valencian
  • sloupCzech
  • postDanish
  • Beitrag, Posten, schicken, Pfosten, Post, StelleGerman
  • στύλος, ταχυδρομείο, θέση, ταχυδρομώ, πόλος, κολώνα, δοκάρι, πάσσαλος, ανάρτησηGreek
  • fosto, postenoEsperanto
  • enviarSpanish
  • punktEstonian
  • lähettää viesti, kakkosnelonen, napa, tolppaFinnish
  • mettre à la poste, courrier, poste, poster, message, poteauFrench
  • cuailleIrish
  • 書き込む, 柱, 記事Japanese
  • pōhi, putaangaMāori
  • кол, дирек, пошта, столбMacedonian
  • posMalay
  • op de post doen, paal, verzenden, pool, doelpaal, versturen, post, postenDutch
  • słup, postPolish
  • poste, postar, estaca, postagem, ripa, post, mourão, correio, posto, sarrafoPortuguese
  • stâlpRomanian
  • помещать сообщение, пост, столб, сообщение, должность, поместить сообщениеRussian
  • стуб, stubSerbo-Croatian
  • stĺpSlovak
  • steberSlovene
  • regel, inlägg, kur, skriva, skicka, stolpe, postning, postering, posta, spika, pol, anslå, sätta upp, vaktkur, grindstolpe, meddelande, post, påle, vaktpostSwedish
  • стовпUkrainian
  • 崗位Chinese

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