Post



[pohst] /poʊst/

noun
1.
a strong piece of timber, metal, or the like, set upright as a support, a point of attachment, a place for displaying notices, etc.
2.
Furniture. one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back or forming one corner of a chest of drawers.
Compare (def 11).
3.
Papermaking. a stack of 144 sheets of handmolded paper, interleaved with felt.
4.
Horse Racing. a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends:
the starting post.
5.
the lane of a racetrack farthest from the infield; the outside lane.
Compare 1 (def 4).
6.
Digital Technology.

7.
a thin metal bar affixed to the back of an earring and designed to pass through a pierced earlobe.
verb (used with object)
8.
to affix (a notice, bulletin, etc.) to a post, wall, or the like.
9.
to bring to public notice by or as by a poster or bill:
to post a reward.
10.
to denounce by a public notice or declaration:
They were posted as spies.
11.
to publish the name of in a list:
to post a student on the dean’s list.
12.
to publish the name of (a ship) as missing or lost.
13.
to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with notices, bulletins, etc.:
The wall was posted with announcements.
14.
to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing:
The estate has been posted by the owner.
15.
Digital Technology.

verb (used without object)
16.
Digital Technology.

[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
a position of duty, employment, or trust to which one is assigned or appointed:
a diplomatic post.
2.
the station or rounds of a person on duty, as a soldier, sentry or nurse.
3.
a military station with permanent buildings.
4.
a local unit of a veterans’ organization.
5.
.
6.
a place in the stock exchange where a particular stock is traded.
7.
(in the British military services) either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) giving notice of the time to retire for the night, similar in purpose to the U.S. taps.
8.
the body of troops occupying a military station.
verb (used with object)
9.
to place or station at a post.
10.
to provide or put up, as bail.
11.
to appoint to a post of command.
[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
Chiefly British.

2.
British. (def 1).
3.
(formerly) one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses for carrying mail, currency, etc.
4.
(formerly) a person who traveled express, especially over a fixed route, carrying mail, currency, etc.
5.
Printing. a size of printing paper or, especially in Britain, of drawing or writing paper, about 16 × 20 inches (41 × 51 cm).
6.
post octavo, a size of book, from about 5 × 8 inches to 5.25 × 8.25 inches (13 × 20 cm to 13.33 × 21 cm), untrimmed, in America; 5 × 8 inches (13 × 20 cm), untrimmed, in England.
Abbreviation: post 8vo.
7.
post quarto, Chiefly British. a size of book, about 8 × 10 inches (20 × 25 cm), untrimmed.
Abbreviation: post 4vo.
verb (used with object)
8.
Chiefly British. to place in a post office or a mailbox for transmission; mail.
9.
Bookkeeping.

10.
to supply with up-to-date information; inform:
Keep me posted on his activities.
verb (used without object)
11.
Manège. to rise from and descend to the saddle in accordance with the rhythm of a horse at a trot.
12.
to travel with speed; go or pass rapidly; hasten.
adverb
13.
with speed or haste; .
14.
by post or courier.
15.
with post horses.
[pohst] /poʊst/
noun
1.
Charles William, 1854–1914, U.S. businessman: developed breakfast foods.
2.
Emily Price, 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.
3.
George Browne, 1837–1913, U.S. architect.
4.
Wiley, 1899–1935, U.S. aviator.
1.
a prefix, meaning “behind,” “after,” “later,” “subsequent to,” “posterior to,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (postscript), but now used freely in the formation of compound words (post-Elizabethan; postfix; postgraduate; postorbital).
/pəʊst/
noun
1.
a length of wood, metal, etc, fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc
2.
(horse racing)

3.
any of the main upright supports of a piece of furniture, such as a four-poster bed
verb (transitive)
4.
(sometimes foll by up) to fasten or put up (a notice) in a public place
5.
to announce by means of or as if by means of a poster: to post banns
6.
to publish (a name) on a list
/pəʊst/
noun
1.
a position to which a person is appointed or elected; appointment; job
2.
a position or station to which a person, such as a sentry, is assigned for duty
3.
a permanent military establishment
4.
(Brit) either of two military bugle calls (first post and last post) ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night
5.
See trading post (sense 1), trading post (sense 2)
verb
6.
(transitive) to assign to or station at a particular place or position
7.
(mainly Brit) to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc
/pəʊst/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) letters, packages, etc, that are transported and delivered by the Post Office; mail
2.
(mainly Brit) a single collection or delivery of mail
3.
(Brit) an official system of mail delivery
4.
an item of electronic mail made publicly available
5.
(formerly) any of a series of stations furnishing relays of men and horses to deliver mail over a fixed route
6.
a rider who carried mail between such stations
7.
(Brit) another word for pillar box
8.
(Brit) short for post office
9.
a size of writing or printing paper, 151/4 by 19 inches or 161/2 by 21 inches (large post)
10.
any of various book sizes, esp 51/4 by 81/4 inches (post octavo) and 81/4 by 101/4 inches (post quarto)
11.
(Brit) by return of post, by the next mail in the opposite direction
verb
12.
(transitive) (mainly Brit) to send by post US and Canadian word mail
13.
(transitive) to make (electronic mail) publicly available
14.
(transitive) (accounting)

15.
(transitive) to inform of the latest news (esp in the phrase keep someone posted)
16.
(intransitive) (of a rider) to rise from and reseat oneself in a saddle in time with the motions of a trotting horse; perform a rising trot
17.
(intransitive) (formerly) to travel with relays of post horses
18.
(archaic) to travel or dispatch with speed; hasten
adverb
19.
with speed; rapidly
20.
by means of post horses
abbreviation
1.
point of sales terminal
prefix
1.
after in time or sequence; following; subsequent: postgraduate
2.
behind; posterior to: postorbital
n.

“a timber set upright,” from Old English post “pillar, doorpost,” and Old French post “post, upright beam,” both from Latin postis “door, post, doorpost,” perhaps from por- “forth” (see pro-) + stare “to stand” (see stet). Similar compound in Sanskrit prstham “back, roof, peak,” Avestan parshti “back,” Greek pastas “porch in front of a house, colonnade,” Middle High German virst “ridepole,” Lithuanian pirstas, Old Church Slavonic pristu “finger” (PIE *por-st-i-).

“place when on duty,” 1590s, from Middle French poste “place where one is stationed,” also, “station for post horses” (16c.), from Italian posto “post, station,” from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of ponere “to place, to put” (see position (n.)). Earliest sense in English was military; meaning “job, position” is attested 1690s.

“mail system,” c.1500, “riders and horses posted at intervals,” from post (n.2) on notion of riders and horses “posted” at intervals along a route to speed mail in relays, probably formed on model of Middle French poste in this sense (late 15c.). Meaning “system for carrying mail” is from 1660s.
v.

“to affix (a paper, etc.) to a post” (in a public place), hence, “to make known,” 1630s, from post (n.1). Related: Posted; posting.

in bookkeeping, “to transfer from a day book to a formal account,” 1620s, from post (n.2) via a figurative sense of “carrying” by post horses. Related: Posted; posting.

“to send through the postal system,” 1837, from post (n.3). Earlier, “to travel with relays of horses” (1530s). Related: Posted; posting.

“to put up bail money,” 1781, from one of the nouns post, but which one is uncertain. Related: Posted; posting.

“to station at a post,” from post (n.2). Related: Posted; posting.
adv.

1540s, “with post horses,” hence, “rapidly;” especially in the phrase to ride post “go rapidly,” from post (n.3).

word-forming element meaning “after,” from Latin post “behind, after, afterward,” from *pos-ti (cf. Arcadian pos, Doric poti “toward, to, near, close by;” Old Church Slavonic po “behind, after,” pozdu “late;” Lithuanian pas “at, by”), from PIE *apo- (cf. Greek apo “from,” Latin ab “away from” see apo-).

post- pref.

post-
A prefix that means “after,” as in postoperative, after an operation, or “behind,” as in postnasal, behind the nose or nasal passages.

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messaging
To send a message to a mailing list or newsgroup. Usually implies that the message is sent indiscriminately to multiple users, in contrast to “mail” which implies one or more deliberately selected individual recipients.
You should only post a message if you think it will be of interest to a significant proportion of the readers of the group or list, otherwise you should use private electronic mail instead. See netiquette.
[Jargon File]
(1997-12-04)
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(1.) A runner, or courier, for the rapid transmission of letters, etc. (2 Chr. 30:6; Esther 3:13, 15; 8:10, 14; Job 9:25; Jer. 51:31). Such messengers were used from very early times. Those employed by the Hebrew kings had a military character (1 Sam. 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25, “guard,” marg. “runners”). The modern system of postal communication was first established by Louis XI. of France in A.D. 1464. (2.) This word sometimes also is used for lintel or threshold (Isa. 6:4).

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