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Meaning & Definition of Post in English

English

Post

/poʊst/

noun

1. The position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

  • "A soldier manned the entrance post"
  • "A sentry station"
    synonym:
  • post
  • ,
  • station

2. Military installation at which a body of troops is stationed

  • "This military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"
  • "There is an officer's club on the post"
    synonym:
  • military post
  • ,
  • post

3. A job in an organization

  • "He occupied a post in the treasury"
    synonym:
  • position
  • ,
  • post
  • ,
  • berth
  • ,
  • office
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • billet
  • ,
  • place
  • ,
  • situation

4. An upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

  • "He set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
    synonym:
  • post

5. United states aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)

    synonym:
  • Post
  • ,
  • Wiley Post

6. United states female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)

    synonym:
  • Post
  • ,
  • Emily Post
  • ,
  • Emily Price Post

7. United states manufacturer of breakfast cereals and postum (1854-1914)

    synonym:
  • Post
  • ,
  • C. W. Post
  • ,
  • Charles William Post

8. Any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered

  • "Your mail is on the table"
  • "Is there any post for me?"
  • "She was opening her post"
    synonym:
  • mail
  • ,
  • post

9. A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)

  • "A pair of posts marked the goal"
  • "The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
    synonym:
  • post
  • ,
  • stake

10. The system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office

  • "The mail handles billions of items every day"
  • "He works for the united states mail service"
  • "In england they call mail `the post'"
    synonym:
  • mail
  • ,
  • mail service
  • ,
  • postal service
  • ,
  • post

11. The delivery and collection of letters and packages

  • "It came by the first post"
  • "If you hurry you'll catch the post"
    synonym:
  • post

verb

1. Affix in a public place or for public notice

  • "Post a warning"
    synonym:
  • post

2. Publicize with, or as if with, a poster

  • "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
    synonym:
  • post

3. Assign to a post

  • Put into a post
  • "The newspaper posted him in timbuktu"
    synonym:
  • post

4. Assign to a station

    synonym:
  • station
  • ,
  • post
  • ,
  • send
  • ,
  • place

5. Display, as of records in sports games

    synonym:
  • post

6. Enter on a public list

    synonym:
  • post

7. Transfer (entries) from one account book to another

    synonym:
  • post
  • ,
  • carry

8. Ride western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait

    synonym:
  • post

9. Mark with a stake

  • "Stake out the path"
    synonym:
  • stake
  • ,
  • post

10. Place so as to be noticed

  • "Post a sign"
  • "Post a warning at the dump"
    synonym:
  • post
  • ,
  • put up

11. Cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

  • "Send me your latest results"
  • "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
    synonym:
  • mail
  • ,
  • post
  • ,
  • send

12. Mark or expose as infamous

  • "She was branded a loose woman"
    synonym:
  • post
  • ,
  • brand

Examples of using

Where is the post office?
I sent it by post.
I sent it by post.