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Definition of Post


  1. 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.
  2. Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.
  3. 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.
  4. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
  5. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
  6. 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.
  7. A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  8. The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is limited.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  12. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
  13. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
  14. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.
  15. 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.
  16. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
  17. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
  18. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
  19. To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
  20. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
  21. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
  22. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
  23. To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
  24. With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.

Post Quotations

Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.
Amy Jo Martin

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help.
Alex Haley

He is a man of courage who does not run away, but remains at his post and fights against the enemy.

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
Carl Sandburg

I notice increasing reluctance on the part of marketing executives to use judgment; they are coming to rely too much on research, and they use it as a drunkard uses a lamp post for support, rather than for illumination.
David Ogilvy
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Post Translations

post in Afrikaans is pos, betrekking
post in Danish is embede
post in Dutch is aanplakken
post in Finnish is virka, posti
post in French is fonction, coller, pal, emploi, pieu, afficher
post in German is Post, Posten, dahinter/Post, aufstellen
post in Italian is palo, stanga, cassetta postale, obiettare, posta
post in Latin is constituo, stipes
post in Norwegian is post
post in Portuguese is borne, correio
post in Spanish is empleo, buzon, correo, poner una nota, poste
post in Swedish is stolpe, posta, plats, befattning, post
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