post

1
[ pohst ]
/ poʊst /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Digital Technology.
  1. to submit an online message to a message board or electronic mailing list.
  2. to place text, images, etc., on a website.

Origin of post

1
before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin postis a post, doorpost, whence also Dutch, Low German post, German Pfosten

Related forms

post·less, adverbpost·like, adjective

Definition for post (2 of 5)

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

Synonym study

1. See appointment.

Definition for post (3 of 5)

Origin of post

3
1500–10; < French poste < Italian posta < Latin posita, feminine of positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put. See post2

Definition for post (4 of 5)

Post

[ pohst ]
/ poʊst /

noun

Charles William,1854–1914, U.S. businessman: developed breakfast foods.
Emily Price,1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.
George Browne,1837–1913, U.S. architect.
Wiley,1899–1935, U.S. aviator.

Definition for post (5 of 5)

post-


a prefix, meaning “behind,” “after,” “later,” “subsequent to,” “posterior to,” occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (postscript), but now used freely in the formation of compound words (post-Elizabethan; postfix; postgraduate; postorbital).

Origin of post-

< Latin, combining form representing post (adv. and preposition)
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British Dictionary definitions for post (1 of 5)

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

British Dictionary definitions for post (2 of 5)

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

British Dictionary definitions for post (3 of 5)

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

British Dictionary definitions for post (4 of 5)

POST


abbreviation for

point of sales terminal

British Dictionary definitions for post (5 of 5)

post-


prefix

after in time or sequence; following; subsequentpostgraduate
behind; posterior topostorbital

Word Origin for post-

from Latin, from post after, behind
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Medicine definitions for post

post-


pref.

After; later:postpartum.
Behind; posterior to:postaxial.
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Science definitions for post

post-


A prefix that means “after,” as in postoperative, after an operation, or “behind,” as in postnasal, behind the nose or nasal passages.
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Idioms and Phrases with post

post


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

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