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Post meaning

post - 37 dictionary results

  1. 1. a job in an organization; " he occupied a post in the treasury"
  2. 2. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum ( 1854- 1914)
  3. 3. United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette ( 1872- 1960)
  4. 4. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world ( 1899- 1935)
  5. 5. publicize with, or as if with, a poster; " I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  6. 6. display, as of records in sports games
  7. 7. affix in a public place or for public notice; " post a warning"
  8. 8. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  9. 9. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  10. 10. assign to a post; put into a post; " The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  11. 11. A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the Koluschan stock.
  12. 12. Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
  15. 15. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  18. 18. The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  22. 22. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
  23. 23. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
  24. 24. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
  27. 27. To enter ( a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
  28. 28. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
  29. 29. To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
  30. 30. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
  31. 31. To inform; to give the news to; to make ( one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
  32. 32. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
  33. 33. To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
  34. 34. With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
  35. 35. Piece of timber fixed in the ground; station; office; letter carrier; mail.
  36. 36. To station; put in the mail; enter in the ledger.
  37. 37. to travel with speed.

post - examples of usage

  1. He has been known to stand at his post during the whole of the night. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. And the money- box in which the poor man all over the country has the most faith is the Post- office. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. At this rate we shall miss the country post. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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