1 a length of wood, metal, etc., fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc.
a either of two upright poles marking the beginning (starting post) and end (winning post) of a racecourse
b the finish of a horse race
3 any of the main upright supports of a piece of furniture, such as a four-poster bed
4 sometimes foll by: up to fasten or put up (a notice) in a public place
5 to announce by means of or as if by means of a poster
to post banns
6 to publish (a name) on a list
(Old English, from Latin postis; related to Old High German first ridgepole, Greek pastas colonnade)
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