post1 [pōst]
[ME < OE, akin to Ger pfosten: WGmc loanword < L postis, post, doorpost < * porstis, projection < * por-, akin to FOR1 + base of stare, to STAND]
1. a piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
2. anything like this in shape or purpose
3. any place originally marked by or associated with a post, as the starting point of a horse race
4. Basketball a position of an offensive player near the basket: often with the
1. to put up (a poster, notice, etc.) on (a wall, post, etc.); placard
2. to announce, publicize, or advertise by posting notices, signs, etc. [post a reward ]
3. to warn persons against trespassing on (grounds, etc.) by posted notices
4. to put (a name) on a posted or published list
5. to denounce by a public notice
6. Sports to record (a specified score)
post up
Basketball to try to score against from the POST1 (n. 4) position
post2 [pōst]
[Fr poste < It posto < VL * postum, contr. < L positum, neut. pp. of ponere, to place: see POSITION]
1. the place where a soldier, guard, etc. is stationed
a) a place where a body of troops is stationed; camp
b) the troops at such a place; garrison
3. a local unit of a veterans' organization
4. a place where a person or group is stationed, as at a machine, a trading booth on a stock exchange floor, etc.
5. a position, job, or duty to which a person is assigned or appointed
6. short for TRADING POST
7. Brit. ArmyArmy Brit. either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services
1. to station at or assign to a post
2. Brit. to appoint to a military or naval command
3. to put up or deposit (a bond, etc.)
post3 [pōst]
[Fr poste < It posta, orig., a station, fem. of posto: see POST2]
a) Historical any of a number of riders or runners posted at intervals to carry mail or messages in relays along a route; postrider or courier
b) a stage of a post route
c) a station of a post route
d) a post horse
2. Chiefly Brit.
a) (the) mail
b) a post office
c) a mailbox
1. Obs. to travel in posts or stages
2. to travel fast; hasten
3. to rise and sink back in a saddle in rhythm with the horse's trot
a) to send by post
b) to hasten
2. Chiefly Brit. to mail
3. to inform, as of events: usually in the passive voice
4. Bookkeeping
a) to transfer (an item) from a journal to the ledger
b) to enter in the correct form and place
c) to enter all necessary items in (a ledger, etc.)
1. by post
2. speedily

English World dictionary. . 2014.


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