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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

I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don't know. The source you didn't go to. The phone call you didn't return.
Bob Woodward

The President's post should not be politicised. Once a president is elected, he is above politics.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
Johnny Carson

A lot of these kids I think are more content just to be on Facebook and the computer than they are to actually go out. They just really want to get a picture to post to their buddies, and that's about it.
Dave Attell
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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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