Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A postal system.
  • noun A post office.
  • noun A delivery or amount of mail.
  • noun One of a series of relay stations along a fixed route, furnishing fresh riders and horses for the delivery of mail on horseback.
  • noun A rider on such a mail route; a courier.
  • intransitive verb Chiefly British To mail (a letter or package).
  • intransitive verb Archaic To send by mail in a system of relays on horseback.
  • intransitive verb To inform of the latest news.
  • intransitive verb To transfer (an item) to a ledger in bookkeeping.
  • intransitive verb To make the necessary entries in (a ledger).
  • intransitive verb Computers To enter (a unit of information) on a record or into a section of storage.
  • intransitive verb To travel in stages or relays.
  • intransitive verb To travel with speed or in haste.
  • intransitive verb To bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait.
  • adverb With great speed; rapidly.
  • adverb By post horse.
  • noun A military base.
  • noun The grounds and buildings of a military base.
  • noun A local organization of military veterans.
  • noun Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
  • noun An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry.
  • noun Basketball A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
  • noun A position of employment, especially an appointed public office.
  • noun A place to which someone is assigned for duty.
  • noun A trading post.
  • transitive verb To assign to a specific position or station.
  • transitive verb To appoint to a naval or military command.
  • transitive verb To put forward; present.
  • noun A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
  • noun A similar vertical support or structure, as.
  • noun A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
  • noun A terminal of a battery.
  • noun Sports A goal post.
  • noun The starting point at a racetrack.
  • noun The slender barlike part of a stud earring that passes through the ear and is secured at the back with a small cap or clip.
  • noun An electronic message sent to and displayed on an online forum.
  • transitive verb To display (an announcement) in a place of public view.
  • transitive verb To cover (a wall, for example) with posters.
  • transitive verb To announce by or as if by posters.
  • transitive verb Computers To make (an electronic message) available by sending it to an online forum.
  • transitive verb To put up signs on (property) warning against trespassing.
  • transitive verb To denounce publicly.
  • transitive verb To publish (a name) on a list.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French poste, from Old French, relay station for horses, from Old Italian posta, from Vulgar Latin *posta, station, from Latin posita, feminine past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French poste, from Italian posto, from Old Italian, from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin post

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From Old English post ("pillar, door-post") and Old French, from Latin postis ("a post, a door-post")

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From Middle French poste, from Italian posta ("stopping-place for coaches"), feminine of posto ("placed, situated").

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Probably from French poste.

Examples

  • -- [[User: Lightdifference | Lightdifference]] 23: 28, 11 December 2008 (UTC) $post is necessary because $post - > comment_status of the parent post can be wrong after running the inner loop (I'm running that code from a shortcode).

    Codex - Recent changes [en]

  • How would I change get_permalink ($post - > ID); to not get the permalink but the content of the post?

    King Gary

  • He will MAKE sure the person WHO needs to SEE your post ... will SEE your post~ if you truly desire in your heart to come to KNOW God, say this ...

    Yahoo! Answers: Latest Questions

  • To list the highlighted leaders in a single post: echo get_the_term_list ($post - > ID, 'people', 'People:', ',');

    Boagworld recommends

  • User. find (session [: user_id]) @comment. post = @post respond_to do | format | if

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • *** This post is dedicated to Patti who kindly pointed out that she was getting a little tired of the Adirondack chairs post***

    Live and Let Di

  • Now we will add a div_for block to our post partial ( "_post. html.erb").

    doggdot.us

  • This post is so much more twitter and so much less * actual blog post*.

    i obsess.

  • $post is filled with data from the last post in the category.

    WordPress Trac

  • $post - > comment_status of the parent post can be wrong after running the inner loop

    Codex - Recent changes [en]

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  • "Post" is probably my least favorite prefix. I like modernism, rock, and punk just the way they are, thanks; the claim that these "post-" genres go beyond it just seems like pretension to me. They don't call rock "post-jazz", after all.

    December 3, 2006

  • Contronymic in the sense: send off vs. fix in place.

    January 27, 2007

  • "the Washington Capitals posted a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night" - Vancouver Sun, 1-10-08

    January 11, 2008

  • This word is used a lot on fanfiction.net when an author is getting ready to put a new chapter up. It is also used on Facebook when people you have friended put up new pictures or something.

    June 16, 2012

  • the verb 'post' relating to computers and usenet should be expanded to include websites as well... post to facebook, post to twitter, post a pic on myspace.

    January 6, 2013

  • In radio, the point when a song's lyrics begin. A DJ whose banter ends right when the song's lyrics begin is said to have "hit the post."

    March 5, 2018