post

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See also: Post, POST, pöst, pøst, post., and post-

English[edit]

Wooden posts.
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Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

post (plural posts)

  1. A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fencepost; a lightpost.
    ram a post into the ground
  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) A goalpost.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC[1]:
      But they marginally improved after the break as Didier Drogba hit the post.
  8. A location on a basketball court near the basket.
  9. (obsolete) The doorpost of a victualler's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
    • 1600, Samuel Rowlands, The knauve of clubs
      when God ſends coyne,
      I will diſcharge your poaſt
  10. The vertical part of a crochet stitch.
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from post (noun) "dowel"
Translations[edit]
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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
    • 1732, George Granville, Epilogue to the She-Gallants, line 13
      On Pain of being posted to your Sorrow / Fail not, at Four, to meet me here To-morrow.
  3. (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
    • 1712, John Arbuthnot, The History of John Bull, Chapter X
      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.
    • 1872, "Interviewing a Prince", Saturday Review, London, volume 33, number 853, March 2, page 273
      thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature of the day
  5. (transitive, gambling) To pay down (the stake).
    1. (transitive, poker) To pay (a blind).
      Since Jim was new to the game, he had to post $4 in order to receive a hand.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Chinese: po
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed 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.]
    • (Can we date this quote?)
      In certain places there be always fresh posts, to carry that further which is brought unto them by the other.
    • c. 1590–1591, William Shakespeare, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act I, scene iii], line 152:
      I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, / Receiving them from such a worthless post.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England, 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. (UK, Australia, New Zealand) An organisation for delivering letters, parcels etc., or the service provided by such an organisation. [from 17th c.]
    sent via post; parcel post
    • 1707, Alexander Pope, Letter VII (to Mr. Wycherly), November 11
      I take it too as an opportunity of sending you the fair copy of the poem on Dullness, which was not then finished, and which I should not care to hazard by the common post.
  6. (UK, Australia, New Zealand) 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.]
    • 2020 November 18, “Stop & Examine”, in Rail, page 71:
      Royal Mail worker Evette Chapman gathered a team of 12 colleagues to deliver post in fancy dress and raise money for a nurses' charity and patients in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.
  7. A message posted in an electronic or Internet forum, or on a blog, etc. [from 20th c.]
  8. (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.
  9. (obsolete) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  10. (obsolete) One who has charge of a station, especially a postal station.
    • 1858, John Gorham Palfrey, History of New England, Volume 1, chapter IV, page 136
      there he held the office of postmaster, or, as it was then called, post, for several years.
Derived terms[edit]
Terms derived from post (noun) "position; mail"
Descendants[edit]

All are borrowed

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. To travel with relays of horses; to travel by post horses, originally as a courier. [from 16th c.]
  2. To travel quickly; to hurry. [from 16th c.]
  3. (UK, Australia, New Zealand) To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service. [from 19th c.]
    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.
  4. (horse-riding) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting. [from 19th c.]
  5. (Internet) To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc. [from 20th c.]
    I couldn't figure it out, so I posted a question on the mailing list.
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Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

post (not comparable)

  1. With the post, on post-horses; by a relay of horses (changing at every staging-post); hence, express, with speed, quickly.
  2. Sent via the postal service.
Descendants[edit]
Translations[edit]

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”, in 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, job.
    • 2005, Helms, Jesse, “Bill Clinton”, in Here's Where I Stand: A Memoir[2], New York: Random House, →ISBN, LCCN 2005042795, OCLC 835465798, page 198:
      As hard as this may seem for some people to understand, my adamant stand in favor of President Clinton leaving his post was not personal.
    • 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, “Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism”, in 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.
Translations[edit]

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.
    • 1839, Thomas De Quincey, Recollections of Grasmere (published in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine)
      It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant, [] or to get him posted.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Borrowed 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.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Clipping of post-production.

Noun[edit]

post (uncountable)

  1. (film, informal) Post-production.
    • 2013, Bruce Mamer, Film Production Technique: Creating the Accomplished Image:
      Admittedly many of these can be fixed in post, but this may limit your flexibility in other areas.

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Etymology 6[edit]

Clipping of post mortem

Noun[edit]

post (plural posts)

  1. (medicine, informal) A post mortem (investigation of body's cause of death).
    • 2010, Sandra Glahn, Informed Consent (page 306)
      I gotta run. Yes, send the kid to the morgue. We'll do a post on Monday.

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m (plural postoù or pester)

  1. pillar; post; pole

Synonyms[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin postus, from positus.

Verb[edit]

post

  1. past participle of pondre

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian posta.

Noun[edit]

post f (Luserna)

  1. post (method of delivering mail)
  2. post office

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Cornish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m (plural postow)

  1. post (method of sending mail)

Related terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔst/, [ˈpʰʌsd̥]

Etymology 1[edit]

Via French poste m from Italian posto (post, location), from Latin positus (position), from the verb pōnō (to place).

Noun[edit]

post c (singular definite posten, plural indefinite poster)

  1. post (position, job)
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Via French poste f from Italian posta (stopping-place, post office), from Latin posita, the past participle of pōnō (to place).

Noun[edit]

post c (singular definite posten, not used in plural form)

  1. post, mail (letters or packages)
  2. post, mail (a public institution distributing letters or packages)
  3. postman (a person carrying letters or packages)
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Via French poste f from Italian posta (stopping-place, post office), from Latin posita, the past participle of pōnō (to place).

Noun[edit]

post c (singular definite posten, plural indefinite poster)

  1. entry (in a budget)
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Via Middle Low German post from Latin postis (post, door-post).

Noun[edit]

post c (singular definite posten, plural indefinite poster)

  1. pump, tap, faucet (an outdoor water pump)
  2. (rare, in compounds) post (supporting a door or a window)
Inflection[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French poste, from Italian posta.

Noun[edit]

post f or m (plural posten, diminutive postje n)

  1. Mail.
  2. A mail office, a post office.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: pos
  • Caribbean Javanese: pos
  • Indonesian: pos
  • Papiamentu: pòst

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French poste, from Italian posto.

Noun[edit]

post f or m (plural posten, diminutive postje n)

  1. A location or station, where a soldier is supposed to be; position.
  2. A post, a position, an 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)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: pos
  • Indonesian: pos
  • Saramaccan: pósu
  • Sranan Tongo: postu
    • Caribbean Javanese: postu

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

post

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

Anagrams[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin post.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [post]
  • Hyphenation: post

Preposition[edit]

post

  1. after
  2. behind

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English post.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m (plural posts)

  1. (Internet) post (message on a blog, etc.)

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m (genitive singular poist, nominative plural poist)

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

timber post
letters
military
job

Mutation[edit]

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • "post" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “post” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “post” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔst/, /ˈpost/, (careful style) /ˈpowst/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ɔst, -ost, (careful style) -owst
  • Hyphenation: pòst, póst

Noun[edit]

post m (invariable)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ post in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier poste, from Proto-Italic *posti, from Proto-Indo-European *pósti, from *pós. Related to pōne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

post (+ accusative)

  1. (of space) behind
    Antonyms: ante, prae
  2. (of time) after, since, (transf.) besides, except

Adverb[edit]

post (not comparable)

  1. (of space) behind, back, backwards
  2. (of time) afterwards, after

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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Latvian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

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

Conjugation[edit]


Mòcheno[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian posta.

Noun[edit]

post f

  1. post (method of delivering mail)
  2. post office

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Northern Kurdish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m

  1. skin

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Italian posta (in the given sense)

Noun[edit]

post m (definite singular posten, indefinite plural poster, definite plural postene)

  1. post or mail (letters etc. sent via the postal service)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Italian posta (in this sense)

Noun[edit]

post m (definite singular posten, indefinite plural postar, definite plural postane)

  1. post or mail (letters etc. sent via the postal service)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin postis (post, pedestal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m

  1. post
  2. pedestal

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *postъ.

Noun[edit]

post m inan

  1. fast (act or practice of abstaining from food)
  2. fast (period of time during which one abstains from food)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
verb
adjective

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English post.

Noun[edit]

post m anim

  1. post (message)
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • post in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • post in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English post.

Pronunciation[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
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French poste.

Noun[edit]

post n (plural posturi)

  1. post, position, job, place, appointment, station
Declension[edit]

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post m (genitive singular puist, plural puist)

  1. post, mail
  2. Alternative form of posta
  3. post, stake
  4. letter carrier
    Synonym: posta

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

post (past phost, future postaidh, verbal noun postadh, past participle poste)

  1. post, mail

Mutation[edit]

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

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pȏst m (Cyrillic spelling по̑ст)

  1. fast, fasting

Declension[edit]


Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pȍst m inan

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

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nominative pòst
genitive pôsta
singular
nominative pòst
accusative pòst
genitive pôsta
dative pôstu
locative pôstu
instrumental pôstom

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English post. Doublet of puesto.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpost/, [ˈpost̪]

Noun[edit]

post m (plural posts)

  1. (computing) post

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

Declension of post 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative post posten poster posterna
Genitive posts postens posters posternas

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Anagrams[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed English post.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post

  1. (computing, Internet) post

Derived terms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

post (definite accusative postu, plural postlar)

  1. fur, hide, pelt
    Synonym: kürk

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from English post.

Noun[edit]

post m (uncountable)

  1. post, mail
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin postis.

Noun[edit]

post m (plural pyst)

  1. post, pillar
Derived terms[edit]
Alternative forms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
post bost mhost phost
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.