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Definition of 'post'


  1. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
       Synonyms: station
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: military post
  3. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
       Synonyms: position berth office spot billet place situation
  4. 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. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
       Synonyms: Wiley Post
  6. United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)
       Synonyms: Emily Post Emily Price Post
  7. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
       Synonyms: C. W. Post Charles William Post
  8. 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"
       Synonyms: mail
  9. 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"
       Synonyms: stake
  10. 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'"
       Synonyms: mail mail service postal service
  11. the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"


  1. affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning"
  2. publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  3. assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  4. assign to a station
       Synonyms: station base send place
  5. display, as of records in sports games
  6. enter on a public list
  7. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
       Synonyms: carry
  8. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  9. mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
       Synonyms: stake
  10. put up; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
       Synonyms: put up
  11. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
       Synonyms: mail send
  12. mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
       Synonyms: brand

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