see also: POST, Post
Pronunciation Noun

post (plural posts)

  1. A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fencepost; a lightpost.
  2. (construction) A stud; a two-by-four.
  3. A pole in a battery.
  4. (dentistry) A long, narrow piece inserted into a root canal to provide retention for a crown.
  5. (vocal music, chiefly, a cappella) A prolonged final melody note, among moving harmony notes.
  6. (paper, printing) A printing paper size measuring 19.25 inches x 15.5 inches.
  7. (sports) A goalpost.
  8. A location on a basketball court near the basket.
  9. (obsolete) The doorpost of a victualler's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
    • When God sends coin / I will discharge your post.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: шта́нга
Translations Verb

post (posts, present participle posting; past and past participle posted)

  1. (transitive) To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.
    Post no bills.
  2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation.
    to post someone for cowardice
    • 1732, George Granville, Epilogue to the She-Gallants, line 13
      On Pain of being posted to your Sorrow / Fail not, at Four, to meet me here To-morrow.
  3. (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
    • 1712, John Arbuthnot, The History of John Bull, Chapter X
      You have not posted your books these ten years.
  4. To inform; to give the news to; to make acquainted with the details of a subject; often with up.
    • 1872, "Interviewing a Prince", Saturday Review (London newspaper), London, volume 33, number 853, March 2, page 273
      thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature of the day
  5. (transitive, poker) To pay (a blind).
    Since Jim was new to the game, he had to post $4 in order to receive a hand.
  6. To put content online, usually through a publicly accessible mean, such as a video channel, gallery, message board, blog etc.
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post (plural posts)

  1. (obsolete) Each of a series of men stationed at specific places along a postroad, with responsibility for relaying letters and dispatches of the monarch (and later others) along the route. [16th-17th c.]
  2. (dated) A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travellers on some recognized route.
    a stage or railway post
  3. A military base; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  4. (now historical) Someone who travels express along a set route carrying letters and dispatches; a courier. [from 16th c.]
    • In certain places there be always fresh posts, to carry that further which is brought unto them by the other.
    • c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I, scene iii, line 152
      I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, / Receiving them from such a worthless post.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England, Penguin 2012, p. 199:
      information was filtered through the counting-houses and warehouses of Antwerp; posts galloped along the roads of the Low Countries, while dispatches streamed through Calais, and were passed off the merchant galleys arriving in London from the Flanders ports.
  5. An organisation for delivering letters, parcels etc., or the service provided by such an organisation. [from 17th c.]
    sent via post; parcel post
    • 1707, Alexander Pope, Letter VII (to Mr. Wycherly), November 11
      I take it too as an opportunity of sending you the fair copy of the poem on Dullness, which was not then finished, and which I should not care to hazard by the common post.
  6. A single delivery of letters; the letters or deliveries that make up a single batch delivered to one person or one address. [from 17th c.]
  7. A message posted in an electronic or Internet forum, or on a blog, etc. [from 20th c.]
  8. (American football) A moderate to deep passing route in which a receiver runs 10-20 yards from the line of scrimmage straight down the field, then cuts toward the middle of the field (towards the facing goalposts) at a 45-degree angle.
    Two of the receivers ran post patterns.
  9. (obsolete) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
    • a. 1597, William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act V, scene iii, line 273
      And then in post he came from Mantua.
  10. (obsolete) One who has charge of a station, especially a postal station.
    • 1858, John Gorham Palfrey, History of New England, Volume 1, chapter IV, page 136
      there he held the office of postmaster, or, as it was then called, post, for several years.
Translations Translations Verb

post (posts, present participle posting; past and past participle posted)

  1. To travel with relays of horses; to travel by post horses, originally as a courier. [from 16th c.]
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein:
      Beyond Cologne we descended to the plain of Holland; and we resolved to post the remainder of our way […].
  2. To travel quickly; to hurry. [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act III, scene vi, line 1
      Post speedily to my lord your husband.
    • c. 1652, John Milton, "On His Blindness", line 13
      thousand at his bidding speed, / And post o'er land and ocean without rest; / They also serve who only stand and wait.
  3. (UK) To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service. [from 19th c.]
    Mail items posted before 7.00pm within the Central Business District and before 5.00pm outside the Central Business District will be delivered the next working day.
  4. (horse-riding) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting. [from 19th c.]
  5. (Internet) To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc. [from 20th c.]
    I couldn't figure it out, so I posted a question on the mailing list.
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post (not comparable)

  1. With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly.
    • circa 1602 William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, Act IV, Scene 5,
      His highness comes post from Marseilles,
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Folio Society 1973, p. 353:
      In this posture were affairs at the inn when a gentleman arrived there post.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 93:
      He prided himself on looking neat even when he was riding post.
  2. Sent via the postal service.
  • Russian: посыла́ть

post (plural posts)

  1. An assigned station; a guard post.
  2. An appointed position in an organization, job.
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  • Russian: до́лжность

post (posts, present participle posting; past and past participle posted)

  1. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc.
  2. To assign to a station; to set; to place.
    Post a sentinel in front of the door.
    • It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant, […] or to get him posted.
  1. After; especially after a significant event that has long-term ramifications.
    • 2008, Michael Tomasky, "Obama cannot let the right cast him in that 60s show", The Guardian, online ↗,
      One of the most appealing things for me about Barack Obama has always been that he comes post the post-60s generation.
    • 2008, Matthew Stevens, "Lew pressured to reveal what he knows", The Australian, [,25197,23599518-5001641,00.html online],
      Lew reckons he had three options for the cash-cow which was Premier post the Coles sale.

post (uncountable)

  1. (film, informal) Post-production.

post (plural posts)

  1. (medicine, informal) A post mortem investigation of body's cause of death.
    • 2010, Sandra Glahn, Informed Consent (page 306)
      I gotta run. Yes, send the kid to the morgue. We'll do a post on Monday.



  1. (networking) An HTTP request method used to send an arbitrary amount of data to a web server.
  2. (computing) Acronym of power-on self-test

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A village in Iran
  3. An unincorporated community in Oregon
  4. A city/county seat in Garza County, Texas.

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