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[ pohst ]
/ poʊst /
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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.
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Origin of post

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First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English, from Latin postis “a post, doorpost,” whence also Dutch, Low German post, German Pfosten

OTHER WORDS FROM post

postless, adverbpostlike, adjective

Other definitions for post (2 of 5)

post2
[ pohst ]
/ poʊst /

noun
verb (used with object)

Origin of post

2
First recorded in 1590–1600; from French poste, from Italian posto, from Latin positum, neuter of positus, past participle of pōnere “to place, put”; see posit

synonym study for post

1. See appointment.

Other definitions for post (3 of 5)

Origin of post

3
First recorded in 1500–10; from French poste, from Italian posta, from Latin posita, feminine of positus, past participle of pōnere “to place, put”; see post2

Other definitions 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.

Other definitions 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).
a prefix occurring in compound words that refer to an environment in which the thing expressed in the second element of the word is no longer relevant or significant (post-truth; post-fact; post-race; post-gender).

Origin of post-

From Latin, combining form representing post (adverb and preposition)
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British Dictionary definitions for post (1 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 post (2 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 post (3 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 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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Medical definitions for post

post-

pref.
After; later:postpartum.
Behind; posterior to:postaxial.
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Scientific 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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Other Idioms and Phrases with post

post

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

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