last post

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noun

See under post2(def 7).

Nearby words

  1. last mile,
  2. last minute,
  3. last name,
  4. last of the mohicans, the,
  5. last out,
  6. last quarter,
  7. last resort,
  8. last rites,
  9. last straw,
  10. last straw, the

post

2
[ 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

1. See appointment.

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British Dictionary definitions for last post

last post

noun (in the British military services)

a bugle call that orders men to retire for sleep
a similar call sounded at military funerals

post

1
/ (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

post

2
/ (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

post

3
/ (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

POST

abbreviation for

point of sales terminal
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Word Origin and History for last post
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with last post

post

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

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