first post


noun

See under post2(def 7).

Definition for first post (2 of 2)

post2
[ pohst ]
/ poʊst /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of post

2
1590–1600; < French poste < Italian posto < Latin positum, neuter of positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put; cf. posit

SYNONYMS FOR post

synonym study for post

1. See appointment.
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British Dictionary definitions for first post (1 of 5)

first post

noun

British the first of two military bugle calls ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night. The second is called last post

British Dictionary definitions for first post (2 of 5)

post1
/ (pəʊst) /

noun

a length of wood, metal, etc, fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc
horse racing
  1. either of two upright poles marking the beginning (starting post) and end (winning post) of a racecourse
  2. the finish of a horse race
any of the main upright supports of a piece of furniture, such as a four-poster bed

verb (tr)

(sometimes foll by up) to fasten or put up (a notice) in a public place
to announce by means of or as if by means of a posterto post banns
to publish (a name) on a list

Word Origin for post

Old English, from Latin postis; related to Old High German first ridgepole, Greek pastas colonnade

British Dictionary definitions for first post (3 of 5)

post2
/ (pəʊst) /

noun

verb

(tr) to assign to or station at a particular place or position
mainly British to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc

Word Origin for post

C16: from French poste, from Italian posto, ultimately from Latin pōnere to place

British Dictionary definitions for first post (4 of 5)

post3
/ (pəʊst) /

noun

verb

adverb

with speed; rapidly
by means of post horses

Word Origin for post

C16: via French from Italian poste, from Latin posita something placed, from pōnere to put, place

British Dictionary definitions for first post (5 of 5)

POST

abbreviation for

point of sales terminal
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Idioms and Phrases with first post

post

see deaf as a post; from pillar to post; keep posted.

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