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Post
See also: Post, POST, pöst, pøst, post., and post-

English

Wooden posts.
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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English post ("pillar, door-post") and Latin postis ("a post, a door-post") through Old French.

Noun

post (plural posts)

  1. A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fencepost; a lightpost.
  2. (construction) A stud; a two-by-four.
  3. A pole in a battery.
  4. (dentistry) A long, narrow piece inserted into a root canal to provide retention for a crown.
  5. (vocal music, chiefly a cappella) A prolonged final melody note, among moving harmony notes.
  6. (paper, printing) A printing paper size measuring 19.25 inches x 15.5 inches.
  7. (sports) A goalpost.
    • 2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, "Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton", in BBC[1]:
      But they marginally improved after the break as Didier Drogba hit the post.
  8. (obsolete) The doorpost of a victualler's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
    • (Can we date this quote by Rowlands and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      When God sends coin / I will discharge your post.
Derived terms
Terms derived from post (noun) "dowel"
Translations
The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Verb

post (third-person singular simple present posts, present participle posting, simple past and past participle posted)

  1. (transitive) To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.
    Post no bills.
  2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation.
    to post someone for cowardice
    • 1732, George Granville, Epilogue to the She-Gallants, line 13
      On Pain of being posted to your Sorrow / Fail not, at Four, to meet me here To-morrow.
  3. (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
    • 1712, John Arbuthnot, The History of John Bull, Chapter X
      You have not posted your books these ten years.
  4. To inform; to give the news to; to make acquainted with the details of a subject; often with up.
    • 1872, "Interviewing a Prince", Saturday Review, London, volume 33, number 853, March 2, page 273
      thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature of the day
  5. (transitive, poker) To pay (a blind).
    Since Jim was new to the game, he had to post $4 in order to receive a hand.
  6. To put content online, usually through a publicly accessible mean, such as a video channel, gallery, message board, blog etc.
Derived terms

Descendants

  • Chinese: po
Translations

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Middle French poste, from Italian posta ("stopping-place for coaches"), feminine of posto ("placed, situated").

Noun

post (plural posts)

  1. (obsolete) Each of a series of men stationed at specific places along a postroad, with responsibility for relaying letters and dispatches of the monarch (and later others) along the route. [16th-17th c.]
  2. (dated) A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travellers on some recognized route.
    a stage or railway post
  3. A military base; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  4. (now historical) Someone who travels express along a set route carrying letters and dispatches; a courier. [from 16th c.]
    • (Can we date this quote?)
      In certain places there be always fresh posts, to carry that further which is brought unto them by the other.
    • c. 1591, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I, scene iii, line 152
      I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, / Receiving them from such a worthless post.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England, Penguin 2012, p. 199:
      information was filtered through the counting-houses and warehouses of Antwerp; posts galloped along the roads of the Low Countries, while dispatches streamed through Calais, and were passed off the merchant galleys arriving in London from the Flanders ports.
  5. An organisation for delivering letters, parcels etc., or the service provided by such an organisation. [from 17th c.]
    sent via post; parcel post
    • 1707, Alexander Pope, Letter VII (to Mr. Wycherly), November 11
      I take it too as an opportunity of sending you the fair copy of the poem on Dullness, which was not then finished, and which I should not care to hazard by the common post.
  6. A single delivery of letters; the letters or deliveries that make up a single batch delivered to one person or one address. [from 17th c.]
  7. A message posted in an electronic or Internet forum. [from 20th c.]
  8. A location on a basketball court near the basket.
  9. (American football) A moderate to deep passing route in which a receiver runs 10-20 yards from the line of scrimmage straight down the field, then cuts toward the middle of the field (towards the facing goalposts) at a 45-degree angle.
    Two of the receivers ran post patterns.
  10. (obsolete) Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  11. (obsolete) One who has charge of a station, especially a postal station.
    • 1858, John Gorham Palfrey, History of New England, Volume 1, chapter IV, page 136
      there he held the office of postmaster, or, as it was then called, post, for several years.
Derived terms
Terms derived from post (noun) "position; mail"
Translations

Verb

post (third-person singular simple present posts, present participle posting, simple past and past participle posted)

  1. To travel with relays of horses; to travel by post horses, originally as a courier. [from 16th c.]
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, Frankenstein:
      Beyond Cologne we descended to the plain of Holland; and we resolved to post the remainder of our way [...].
  2. To travel quickly; to hurry. [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1606, William Shakespeare, King Lear, Act III, scene vi, line 1
      Post speedily to my lord your husband.
    • c. 1652, John Milton, "On His Blindness", line 13
      thousand at his bidding speed, / And post o'er land and ocean without rest; / They also serve who only stand and wait.
  3. (Britain) To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service. [from 19th c.]
    Mail items posted before 7.00pm within the Central Business District and before 5.00pm outside the Central Business District will be delivered the next working day.
  4. (horse-riding) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting. [from 19th c.]
  5. (Internet) To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc. [from 20th c.]
    I couldn't figure it out, so I posted a question on the mailing list.
Derived terms
Translations

Adverb

post (not comparable)

  1. With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly.
  2. Sent via the postal service.
Descendants
Translations

Etymology 3

Probably from French poste.

Noun

post (plural posts)

  1. An assigned station; a guard post.
    • 2013 June 8, "The new masters and commanders", in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo's port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.
  2. An appointed position in an organization, job.
    • 2011 December 14, Angelique Chrisafis, "Rachida Dati accuses French PM of sexism and elitism", in Guardian:
      She was Nicolas Sarkozy's pin-up for diversity, the first Muslim woman with north African parents to hold a major French government post. But Rachida Dati has now turned on her own party elite with such ferocity that some have suggested she should be expelled from the president's ruling party.
Translations

Verb

post (third-person singular simple present posts, present participle posting, simple past and past participle posted)

  1. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc.
  2. To assign to a station; to set; to place.
    Post a sentinel in front of the door.
    • (Can we date this quote by De Quincey and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant, [...] or to get him posted.

Etymology 4

Borrowed from Latin post.

Preposition

post

  1. After; especially after a significant event that has long-term ramifications.
    • 2008, Michael Tomasky, "Obama cannot let the right cast him in that 60s show", The Guardian, online,
      One of the most appealing things for me about Barack Obama has always been that he comes post the post-60s generation.
    • 2008, Matthew Stevens, "Lew pressured to reveal what he knows", The Australian, online,
      Lew reckons he had three options for the cash-cow which was Premier post the Coles sale.

Etymology 5

Clipping of post-production.

Noun

post (uncountable)

  1. (film, informal) Post-production.
    • 2013, Bruce Mamer, Film Production Technique: Creating the Accomplished Image:
      Admittedly many of these can be fixed in post, but this may limit your flexibility in other areas.

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Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan, from Latin postus, from positus.

Verb

post

  1. past participle of pondre

Cornish

Pronunciation

Noun

post m (plural postow)

  1. post (method of sending mail)

Related terms


Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle French poste, from Italian posta.

Noun

post f or m (plural posten, diminutive postje n)

  1. Mail.
  2. A mail office, a post office.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French poste, from Italian posto.

Noun

post f or m (plural posten, diminutive postje n)

  1. A location or station, where a soldier is supposed to be; position.
  2. A post, a position, an office.
    Toekomstig Amerikaans president Barack Obama maakt zijn keuzes bekend voor de posten binnen zijn kabinet op het gebied van veiligheid en buitenlands beleid. — President elect Barack Obama makes his choices known for the posts within his cabinet in the area of security and exterior policy. (nl.wikipedia, 12/3/2008)
Derived terms

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

post

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of posten
  2. imperative of posten

Anagrams


Esperanto

Etymology

Latin post

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /post/
  • Hyphenation: post

Preposition

post

  1. after
  2. behind

French

Etymology

From English post.

Pronunciation

Noun

post m (plural posts)

  1. (Internet) post (message on a blog, etc.)

Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation

Noun

post m (genitive singular poist, nominative plural poist)

  1. timber post, stake
  2. (historical) post, letter carrier; (letter) post; postman
  3. (military) post
  4. (of employment) post, job

Declension

Derived terms

timber post
letters
military
job

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
post phost bpost
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading


Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from English post.

Noun

post m (invariable)

  1. (Internet) post (message in a forum)

Anagrams


Kurdish

Pronunciation

Noun

post m

  1. skin

Latin

Etymology

From earlier poste, from Proto-Italic *posti, from Proto-Indo-European *pósti, from *pós. Related to p?ne.

Pronunciation

Preposition

post (+ accusative)

  1. (of space) behind
  2. (of time) after, since, (transf.) besides, except

Adverb

post (not comparable)

  1. (of space) behind, back, backwards
  2. (of time) afterwards, after

Antonyms

Derived terms

Descendants

References


Latvian

Pronunciation

Verb

post tr., 1st conj., pres. po?u, pos, po?, past posu

  1. tidy, clean, adorn
  2. dress up, smarten

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

From Italian posta (in the given sense)

Noun

post m (definite singular posten, indefinite plural poster, definite plural postene)

  1. post or mail (letters etc. sent via the postal service)

Derived terms

References

  • "post" in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology

From Italian posta (in this sense)

Noun

post m (definite singular posten, indefinite plural postar, definite plural postane)

  1. post or mail (letters etc. sent via the postal service)

Derived terms

References

  • "post" in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Latin postis ("post, pedestal").

Pronunciation

Noun

post m

  1. post
  2. pedestal

Declension


Polish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *post?.

Noun

post m inan

  1. fast

Declension

Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English post.

Noun

post m anim

  1. post (message)

Declension

Further reading

  • post in Wielki s?ownik j?zyka polskiego, Instytut J?zyka Polskiego PAN
  • post in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation

Noun

post m (plural posts)

  1. (Internet) post (individual message in an on-line discussion)

Romanian

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *post?.

Noun

post n (plural posturi)

  1. fast (period of abstaining from or eating very little food), fasting

See also

Etymology 2

Borrowed from French poste.

Noun

post n (plural posturi)

  1. post, position, job, place, appointment, station

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation

Noun

post m (genitive singular puist, plural puist)

  1. post, mail
  2. Alternative form of posta
  3. post, stake

Derived terms

Verb

post (past phost, future postaidh, verbal noun postadh, past participle poste)

  1. post, mail

Mutation

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
post phost
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *post?.

Pronunciation

Noun

p?st m (Cyrillic spelling )

  1. fast, fasting

Declension


Slovene

Pronunciation

Noun

p?st m inan

  1. fast (act or practice of abstaining from or eating very little food)

Inflection

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nominative pòst
genitive pôsta
singular
nominative pòst
accusative pòst
genitive pôsta
dative pôstu
locative pôstu
instrumental pôstom

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from English post.

Pronunciation

Noun

post m (plural posts)

  1. (computing) post

Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

post c

  1. postal office; an organization delivering mail and parcels
  2. (uncountable) mail; collectively for things sent through a post office
  3. item of a list or on an agenda
  4. post; an assigned station
  5. position to which someone may be assigned or elected
    Posten som ordförande i idrottsföreningen är vakant.
    The position as chairman in the sports association is free.

Declension

Declension of post 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative post posten poster posterna
Genitive posts postens posters posternas

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Anagrams


Turkish

Pronunciation

Noun

post (definite accusative postu, plural postlar)

  1. fur, hide, pelt
    Synonym: kürk

Welsh

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Borrowed from English post.

Noun

post m (uncountable)

  1. post, mail
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Latin postis.

Noun

post m (plural pyst)

  1. post, pillar
Derived terms
Alternative forms

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
post bost mhost phost
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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