post

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See also: post-, Post, pöst, pøst, and pôšt

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English[edit]

Wooden posts.
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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

post (plural posts)

  1. A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fence post; a light post
  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) goalpost
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, BBC:
      But they marginally improved after the break as Didier Drogba hit the post.
  8. (obsolete) The doorpost of a victualler's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
    • S. Rowlands
      When God sends coin / I will discharge your post.
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Verb[edit]

post (third-person singular simple present posts, present participle posting, simple 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
    • Granville
      On pain of being posted to your sorrow / Fail not, at four, to meet me.
  3. (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
    • Arbuthnot
      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.
    • London Saturday Review
      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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.]
    • Archbishop Abbot
      In certain places there be always fresh posts, to carry that further which is brought unto them by the other.
    • Shakespeare
      I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, / Receiving them from such a worthless post.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, 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
    • Alexander Pope
      I send you the fair copy of the poem on dullness, 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 forum. [from 20th c.]
  8. A location on a basketball court near the basket.
  9. (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.
  10. (obsolete) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
    • Shakespeare
      In post he came.
  11. (obsolete) One who has charge of a station, especially a postal station.
    • Palfrey
      He held office of postmaster, or, as it was then called, post, for several years.
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Verb[edit]

post (third-person singular simple present posts, present participle posting, simple past and past participle posted)

  1. To send an item of mail.
    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.
  2. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
    • Shakespeare
      Post speedily to my lord your husband.
    • Milton
      And post o'er land and ocean without rest.
  3. (UK, horse-riding) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting.
  4. (Internet) To publish a message to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc.
    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
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, 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
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Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from French poste.

Noun[edit]

post (plural posts)

  1. An assigned station; a guard post.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52: 
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.
  2. An appointed position in an organization.
    • 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, Guardian:
      She was Nicolas Sarkozy's pin-up for diversity, the first Muslim woman with north African parents to hold a major French government post. But Rachida Dati has now turned on her own party elite with such ferocity that some have suggested she should be expelled from the president's ruling party.
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Verb[edit]

post (third-person singular simple present posts, present participle posting, simple 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.
    • De Quincey
      It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant, [] or to get him posted.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Latin post

Preposition[edit]

post

  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, online,
      Lew reckons he had three options for the cash-cow which was Premier post the Coles sale.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postus > positus.

Verb[edit]

post

  1. past participle of pondre

Cornish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

post m (plural postow)

  1. post (method of sending mail)

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Dutch[edit]

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post m (plural posten, diminutive postje n)

  1. mail
  2. mail office
  3. location or station, when a soldier is op post, he is where he is supposed to be.
  4. post (position, office)
    Toekomstig Amerikaans president Barack Obama maakt zijn keuzes bekend voor de posten binnen zijn kabinet op het gebied van veiligheid en buitenlands beleid. — President elect Barack Obama makes his choices known for the posts within his cabinet in the area of security and exterior policy. (nl.wikipedia, 12/3/2008)

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Verb[edit]

post

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of posten
  2. imperative of posten

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin post

Preposition[edit]

post

  1. after

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English post.

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Noun[edit]

post m (genitive poist, nominative plural poist)

  1. timber post, stake
  2. (historical) post, letter carrier; (letter) post; postman
  3. (military) post
  4. (of employment) post, job

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
post phost bpost
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English post.

Noun[edit]

post m (invariable)

  1. (Internet) post (message in a forum)

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Kurdish[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m

  1. skin

Latin[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

post (not comparable)

  1. behind, afterwards, after

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Preposition[edit]

post (takes accusative)

  1. behind (in space), after (in time), subordinate to (in rank)

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  • (behind, after): ante

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Latvian[edit]

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post tr., 1st conj., pres. pošu, pos, poš, past posu

  1. tidy, clean, adorn
  2. dress up, smarten

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

Noun[edit]

post m

  1. fast
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from English post.

Noun[edit]

post m

  1. post (message)
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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m (plural posts)

  1. (Internet) post (individual message in an on-line discussion)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

Noun[edit]

post n (plural posturi)

  1. fast (period of abstaining from or eating very little food), fasting

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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from French poste.

Noun[edit]

post n (plural posturi)

  1. post, position, job, place, appointment, station

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English post.

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post m (genitive and plural puist)

  1. post, mail
  2. Alternative form of posta.
  3. post, stake

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post (verbal noun postadh)

  1. post, mail

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

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pȏst m (Cyrillic spelling по̑ст)

  1. fast, fasting

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Slovene[edit]

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pòst m inan (genitive pôsta, uncountable)

  1. fast (act or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food)

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post c

  1. postal office; an organization delivering mail and parcels
  2. (uncountable) mail; collectively for things sent through a post office
  3. item of a list or on an agenda
  4. post; an assigned station
  5. position to which someone may be assigned or elected
    Posten som ordförande i idrottsföreningen är vakant.
    The position as chairman in the sports association is free.

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