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post         

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1]  

      n  
1    a length of wood, metal, etc., fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc.  
2      (Horse racing)  
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  
      vb   tr  
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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post          [2]  
      n  
1    a position to which a person is appointed or elected; appointment; job  
2    a position or station to which a person, such as a sentry, is assigned for duty  
3    a permanent military establishment  
4      (Brit)   either of two military bugle calls (first post and last post) ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night  
5       See       trading post       1, 2  
      vb  
6    tr   to assign to or station at a particular place or position  
7      (Chiefly Brit)   to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc.  
     (C16: from French poste, from Italian posto, ultimately from Latin ponere to place)  

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post          [3]  
      n  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   letters, packages, etc., that are transported and delivered by the Post Office; mail  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a single collection or delivery of mail  
3      (Brit)   an official system of mail delivery  
4    an item of electronic mail made publicly available  
5    (formerly) any of a series of stations furnishing relays of men and horses to deliver mail over a fixed route  
6    a rider who carried mail between such stations  
7      (Brit)      another word for       pillar box  
8      (Brit)      short for       post office  
9    a size of writing or printing paper, 15¼ by 19 inches or 16½ by 21 inches (large post)  
10    any of various book sizes, esp. 5¼ by 8¼ inches (post octavo) and 8¼ by 10¼ inches (post quarto)  
11    by return of post     (Brit)   by the next mail in the opposite direction  
      vb  
12    tr     (Chiefly Brit)   to send by post,   (U.S. and Canadian word)    mail  
13    tr   to make (electronic mail) publicly available  
14    tr     (Book-keeping)  
a    to enter (an item) in a ledger  
b    often foll by: up   to compile or enter all paper items in (a ledger)  
15    tr   to inform of the latest news (esp. in the phrase keep someone posted)  
16    intr   (of a rider) to rise from and reseat oneself in a saddle in time with the motions of a trotting horse; perform a rising trot  
17    intr   (formerly) to travel with relays of post horses  
18    Archaic   to travel or dispatch with speed; hasten  
      adv  
19    with speed; rapidly  
20    by means of post horses  
     (C16: via French from Italian poste, from Latin posita something placed, from ponere to put, place)  

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POST         
      abbrev. for   point of sales terminal  


command post  
      n     (Military)   the position from which a unit commander and his staff exercise command  
ex post facto  
      adj   having retrospective effect  
an ex post facto law     
     (C17: from Latin ex from + post afterwards + factus done, from facere to do)  
field post office  
      n   a place to which mail intended for military units in the field is sent to be sorted and forwarded,   (Abbrev.)    FPO  
finger post  
      n   a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand  
first-past-the-post  
      n   modifier   of or relating to a voting system in which a candidate may be elected by a simple majority rather than an absolute majority  
   Compare       proportional representation  
first post  
      n     (Brit)   the first of two military bugle calls ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night. The second is called last post  
General Post Office  
      n  
1    (in Britain until 1969) the department of the central Government that provided postal and telephone services  
2    the main post office in a locality  
graded post  
      n     (Brit)   a position in a school having special responsibility for which additional payment is given  
gradient post  
      n   a small white post beside a railway line at a point where the gradient changes having arms set at angles representing the gradients  
hitching post  
      n   a post or rail to which the reins of a horse, etc., are tied  
joggle post  
      n   a post or beam consisting of two timbers joined to each other by joggles  
king post  
      n   a vertical post connecting the apex of a triangular roof truss to the tie beam,   (Also called)    joggle post      Compare       queen post  
last post  
      n     (in the British military services)  
1    a bugle call that orders men to retire for sleep  
2    a similar call sounded at military funerals  
listening post  
      n  
1      (Military)   a forward position set up to obtain early warning of enemy movement  
2    any strategic position or place for obtaining information about another country or area  
newel post  
      n   the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail,   (Sometimes shortened to)    newel  
observation post  
      n     (Military)   a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed  
post   [1]  
      n  
1    a length of wood, metal, etc., fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc.  
2      (Horse racing)  
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  
      vb   tr  
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)  
post   [2]  
      n  
1    a position to which a person is appointed or elected; appointment; job  
2    a position or station to which a person, such as a sentry, is assigned for duty  
3    a permanent military establishment  
4      (Brit)   either of two military bugle calls (first post and last post) ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night  
5       See       trading post       1, 2  
      vb  
6    tr   to assign to or station at a particular place or position  
7      (Chiefly Brit)   to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc.  
     (C16: from French poste, from Italian posto, ultimately from Latin ponere to place)  
post   [3]  
      n  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   letters, packages, etc., that are transported and delivered by the Post Office; mail  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a single collection or delivery of mail  
3      (Brit)   an official system of mail delivery  
4    an item of electronic mail made publicly available  
5    (formerly) any of a series of stations furnishing relays of men and horses to deliver mail over a fixed route  
6    a rider who carried mail between such stations  
7      (Brit)      another word for       pillar box  
8      (Brit)      short for       post office  
9    a size of writing or printing paper, 15¼ by 19 inches or 16½ by 21 inches (large post)  
10    any of various book sizes, esp. 5¼ by 8¼ inches (post octavo) and 8¼ by 10¼ inches (post quarto)  
11    by return of post     (Brit)   by the next mail in the opposite direction  
      vb  
12    tr     (Chiefly Brit)   to send by post,   (U.S. and Canadian word)    mail  
13    tr   to make (electronic mail) publicly available  
14    tr     (Book-keeping)  
a    to enter (an item) in a ledger  
b    often foll by: up   to compile or enter all paper items in (a ledger)  
15    tr   to inform of the latest news (esp. in the phrase keep someone posted)  
16    intr   (of a rider) to rise from and reseat oneself in a saddle in time with the motions of a trotting horse; perform a rising trot  
17    intr   (formerly) to travel with relays of post horses  
18    Archaic   to travel or dispatch with speed; hasten  
      adv  
19    with speed; rapidly  
20    by means of post horses  
     (C16: via French from Italian poste, from Latin posita something placed, from ponere to put, place)  
post-  
      prefix  
1    after in time or sequence; following; subsequent  
postgraduate     
2    behind; posterior to  
postorbital     
     (from Latin, from post after, behind)  
post-and-rail fence  
      n   a fence constructed of upright wooden posts with horizontal timber slotted through it  
post-and-rail tea  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   (in the 19th century) a coarse tea in which floating particles resembled a post-and-rail fence  
post-bellum  
      adj   prenominal   of or during the period after a war, esp. the American Civil War  
     (C19: Latin post after + bellum war)  
post captain  
      n     (History)   (formerly) a naval officer holding a commission as a captain, as distinct from an officer with the courtesy title of captain  
post chaise  
      n   a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries  
     (C18: from post3 + chaise)  
post-cyclic  
      adj     (Transformational grammar)   denoting rules that apply only after the transformations of a whole cycle  
   Compare       cyclic       6       last-cyclic  
post exchange  
      n     (U.S)   a government-subsidized shop operated mainly for military personnel,   (Abbrev.)    PX  
post-Fordism  
      n   the idea that modern industrial production has moved away from mass production in huge factories, as pioneered by Henry Ford, towards specialized markets based on small flexible manufacturing units  
  post-Fordist      adj  
post-free  
      adv  
      adj  
1      (Brit)   with the postage prepaid; post-paid  
2    free of postal charge  
post hoc  
      n     (Logic)   the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation  
     (from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this)  
post horn  
      n   a simple valveless natural horn consisting of a long tube of brass or copper, either straight or coiled; formerly often used to announce the arrival of a mailcoach  
post horse  
      n   (formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers  
post house  
      n   (formerly) a house or inn where horses were kept for postriders or for hire to travellers  
post meridiem      the full form of       p.m  
     (C17: Latin: after noon)  
post mill  
      n   a windmill built round a central post on which the whole mill can be turned so that the sails catch the wind  
post-obit     (Chiefly law)  
      n  
1      (Also called)    post-obit bond   a bond given by a borrower, payable after the death of a specified person, esp. one given to a moneylender by an expectant heir promising to repay when his interest falls into possession  
      adj  
2    taking effect after death  
     (C18: from Latin post obitum after death)  
post office  
      n   a building or room where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted  
Post Office  
      n   a government department or authority in many countries responsible for postal services and often telecommunications  
post office box  
      n   a private numbered place in a post office, in which letters received are kept until called for  
post-paid  
      adv  
      adj   with the postage prepaid  
post road  
      n   a road or route over which post is carried and along which post houses were formerly sited  
post town  
      n   a town having a main Post Office branch  
post-traumatic stress disorder  
      n   a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience  
queen post  
      n   one of a pair of vertical posts that connect the tie beam of a truss to the principal rafters  
   Compare       king post  
quoin post  
      n   the vertical post at the side of a lock gate, about which the gate swings  
registered post  
      n  
1    a Post Office service by which compensation is paid for loss or damage to mail for which a registration fee has been paid  
   Compare       recorded delivery  
2    mail sent by this service  
staging post  
      n   a place where a journey is usually broken, esp. a stopover on a flight  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
tool post  
      n   the rigid holding device which holds the cutting tool on a lathe and some other machine tools  
trading post  
      n  
1    a general store established by a trader in an unsettled or thinly populated region  
2      (Stock Exchange)   a booth or location on an exchange floor at which a particular security is traded  
Van der Post  
      n   Sir Laurens (Jan). 1906--96, South African writer and traveller. His works include the travel books Venture to the Interior (1952), The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958), and Testament to the Bushmen (1984) and the novels The Hunter and the Whale (1967) and The Admiral's Baby (1996)  
winning post  
      n   the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse  

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point-of-sale terminal  
      n   (in retail distribution) a device used to record and process information relating to sales,   (Abbrev.)    POST         


command post  
      n     (Military)   the position from which a unit commander and his staff exercise command  
ex post facto  
      adj   having retrospective effect  
an ex post facto law            
     (C17: from Latin ex from + post afterwards + factus done, from facere to do)  
field post office  
      n   a place to which mail intended for military units in the field is sent to be sorted and forwarded,   (Abbrev.)    FPO  
finger post  
      n   a signpost showing a pointing finger or hand  
first-past-the-post  
      n   modifier   of or relating to a voting system in which a candidate may be elected by a simple majority rather than an absolute majority  
   Compare       proportional representation  
first post  
      n     (Brit)   the first of two military bugle calls ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night. The second is called last post  
General Post Office  
      n  
1    (in Britain until 1969) the department of the central Government that provided postal and telephone services  
2    the main post office in a locality  
graded post  
      n     (Brit)   a position in a school having special responsibility for which additional payment is given  
gradient post  
      n   a small white post beside a railway line at a point where the gradient changes having arms set at angles representing the gradients  
hitching post  
      n   a post or rail to which the reins of a horse, etc., are tied  
joggle post  
      n   a post or beam consisting of two timbers joined to each other by joggles  
king post  
      n   a vertical post connecting the apex of a triangular roof truss to the tie beam,   (Also called)    joggle post             Compare       queen post  
last post  
      n     (in the British military services)  
1    a bugle call that orders men to retire for sleep  
2    a similar call sounded at military funerals  
listening post  
      n  
1      (Military)   a forward position set up to obtain early warning of enemy movement  
2    any strategic position or place for obtaining information about another country or area  
newel post  
      n   the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail,   (Sometimes shortened to)    newel  
observation post  
      n     (Military)   a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed  
post   [1]  
      n  
1    a length of wood, metal, etc., fixed upright in the ground to serve as a support, marker, point of attachment, etc.  
2      (Horse racing)  
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  
      vb   tr  
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)  
post   [2]  
      n  
1    a position to which a person is appointed or elected; appointment; job  
2    a position or station to which a person, such as a sentry, is assigned for duty  
3    a permanent military establishment  
4      (Brit)   either of two military bugle calls (first post and last post) ordering or giving notice of the time to retire for the night  
5       See       trading post       1, 2  
      vb  
6    tr   to assign to or station at a particular place or position  
7      (Chiefly Brit)   to transfer to a different unit or ship on taking up a new appointment, etc.  
     (C16: from French poste, from Italian posto, ultimately from Latin ponere to place)  
post   [3]  
      n  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   letters, packages, etc., that are transported and delivered by the Post Office; mail  
2      (Chiefly Brit)   a single collection or delivery of mail  
3      (Brit)   an official system of mail delivery  
4    an item of electronic mail made publicly available  
5    (formerly) any of a series of stations furnishing relays of men and horses to deliver mail over a fixed route  
6    a rider who carried mail between such stations  
7      (Brit)      another word for       pillar box  
8      (Brit)      short for       post office  
9    a size of writing or printing paper, 15¼ by 19 inches or 16½ by 21 inches (large post)  
10    any of various book sizes, esp. 5¼ by 8¼ inches (post octavo) and 8¼ by 10¼ inches (post quarto)  
11    by return of post     (Brit)   by the next mail in the opposite direction  
      vb  
12    tr     (Chiefly Brit)   to send by post,   (U.S. and Canadian word)    mail  
13    tr   to make (electronic mail) publicly available  
14    tr     (Book-keeping)  
a    to enter (an item) in a ledger  
b    often foll by: up   to compile or enter all paper items in (a ledger)  
15    tr   to inform of the latest news (esp. in the phrase keep someone posted)  
16    intr   (of a rider) to rise from and reseat oneself in a saddle in time with the motions of a trotting horse; perform a rising trot  
17    intr   (formerly) to travel with relays of post horses  
18    Archaic   to travel or dispatch with speed; hasten  
      adv  
19    with speed; rapidly  
20    by means of post horses  
     (C16: via French from Italian poste, from Latin posita something placed, from ponere to put, place)  
POST         
      abbrev. for   point of sales terminal  
post-  
      prefix  
1    after in time or sequence; following; subsequent  
postgraduate     
2    behind; posterior to  
postorbital     
     (from Latin, from post after, behind)  
post-and-rail fence  
      n   a fence constructed of upright wooden posts with horizontal timber slotted through it  
post-and-rail tea  
      n     (Austral)  
informal   (in the 19th century) a coarse tea in which floating particles resembled a post-and-rail fence         
post-bellum  
      adj   prenominal   of or during the period after a war, esp. the American Civil War  
     (C19: Latin post after + bellum war)  
post captain  
      n     (History)   (formerly) a naval officer holding a commission as a captain, as distinct from an officer with the courtesy title of captain  
post chaise  
      n   a closed four-wheeled horse-drawn coach used as a rapid means for transporting mail and passengers in the 18th and 19th centuries  
     (C18: from post3 + chaise)  
post-cyclic  
      adj     (Transformational grammar)   denoting rules that apply only after the transformations of a whole cycle  
   Compare       cyclic       6       last-cyclic  
post exchange  
      n     (U.S)   a government-subsidized shop operated mainly for military personnel,   (Abbrev.)    PX  
post-Fordism  
      n   the idea that modern industrial production has moved away from mass production in huge factories, as pioneered by Henry Ford, towards specialized markets based on small flexible manufacturing units  
   post-Fordist             adj  
post-free  
      adv  
      adj  
1      (Brit)   with the postage prepaid; post-paid  
2    free of postal charge  
post hoc  
      n     (Logic)   the fallacy of assuming that temporal succession is evidence of causal relation  
     (from Latin, short for Post hoc ergo propter hoc after this, therefore on account of this)  
post horn  
      n   a simple valveless natural horn consisting of a long tube of brass or copper, either straight or coiled; formerly often used to announce the arrival of a mailcoach  
post horse  
      n   (formerly) a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by postriders or for hire to travellers  
post house  
      n   (formerly) a house or inn where horses were kept for postriders or for hire to travellers  
post meridiem      the full form of       p.m  
     (C17: Latin: after noon)  
post mill  
      n   a windmill built round a central post on which the whole mill can be turned so that the sails catch the wind  
post-obit     (Chiefly law)  
      n  
1      (Also called)    post-obit bond   a bond given by a borrower, payable after the death of a specified person, esp. one given to a moneylender by an expectant heir promising to repay when his interest falls into possession  
      adj  
2    taking effect after death  
     (C18: from Latin post obitum after death)  
post office  
      n   a building or room where postage stamps are sold and other postal business is conducted  
Post Office  
      n   a government department or authority in many countries responsible for postal services and often telecommunications  
post office box  
      n   a private numbered place in a post office, in which letters received are kept until called for  
post-paid  
      adv  
      adj   with the postage prepaid  
post road  
      n   a road or route over which post is carried and along which post houses were formerly sited  
post town  
      n   a town having a main Post Office branch  
post-traumatic stress disorder  
      n   a psychological condition, characterized by anxiety, withdrawal, and a proneness to physical illness, that may follow a traumatic experience  
queen post  
      n   one of a pair of vertical posts that connect the tie beam of a truss to the principal rafters  
   Compare       king post  
quoin post  
      n   the vertical post at the side of a lock gate, about which the gate swings  
registered post  
      n  
1    a Post Office service by which compensation is paid for loss or damage to mail for which a registration fee has been paid  
   Compare       recorded delivery  
2    mail sent by this service  
staging post  
      n   a place where a journey is usually broken, esp. a stopover on a flight  
sub-post office  
      n   (in Britain) a post office run by a sub-postmaster or sub-postmistress as a self-employed agent for the Post Office  
tool post  
      n   the rigid holding device which holds the cutting tool on a lathe and some other machine tools  
trading post  
      n  
1    a general store established by a trader in an unsettled or thinly populated region  
2      (Stock Exchange)   a booth or location on an exchange floor at which a particular security is traded  
Van der Post  
      n   Sir Laurens (Jan). 1906--96, South African writer and traveller. His works include the travel books Venture to the Interior (1952), The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958), and Testament to the Bushmen (1984) and the novels The Hunter and the Whale (1967) and The Admiral's Baby (1996)  
winning post  
      n   the post marking the finishing line on a racecourse  

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post         

[

1]  
1   
      n   column, newel, pale, palisade, picket, pillar, pole, shaft, stake, standard, stock, support, upright  
2   
      vb   advertise, affix, announce, display, make known, pin up, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, put up, stick up  

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post          [2]  
      n  
1    appointment, assignment, berth     (informal)   billet     (informal)   employment, job, office, place, position, situation  
2    beat, place, position, station  
      vb  
3    assign, establish, locate, place, position, put, situate, station  

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post          [3]  
      n  
1    collection, delivery, mail, postal service  
      vb  
2    dispatch, mail, send, transmit  
3    advise, brief, fill in on     (informal)   inform, notify, report to  

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post partum adj.
after woman delivery phase
Latin, Medical

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v.
register disapproval of or disagreement with a post or poster in an on-line context by using a particular icon, usually a thumb-down
Ex.: I downvoted him for critisizing my favorite female pop singer. NB also noun: a downvote.
v.
register approval of or agreement with a post or poster in a on-line context by using a particular icon, usually a thumb-up
Ex.: I wish I could have upvoted a thousand times for that comment designating her as the greatest female pop singer of all time. NB also noun: an upvote.
n.
1. a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing 2. [informal] a negative, critical, heinous person and more specifically the one who posts hate-filled comments online
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