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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
    Synonym(s): post, station
  2. military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"
    Synonym(s): military post, post
  3. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
    Synonym(s): position, post, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation
  4. an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
  5. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
    Synonym(s): Post, Wiley Post
  6. United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)
    Synonym(s): Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post
  7. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
    Synonym(s): Post, C. W. Post, Charles William Post
  8. any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post"
    Synonym(s): mail, post
  9. a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"
    Synonym(s): post, stake
  10. the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"
    Synonym(s): mail, mail service, postal service, post
  11. the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"
  1. affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning"
  2. publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  3. assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  4. assign to a station
    Synonym(s): station, post, send, place
  5. display, as of records in sports games
  6. enter on a public list
  7. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
    Synonym(s): post, carry
  8. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  9. mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
    Synonym(s): stake, post
  10. place so as to be noticed; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
    Synonym(s): post, put up
  11. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"
    Synonym(s): mail, post, send
  12. mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
    Synonym(s): post, brand
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sheth \Sheth\, n.
      The part of a plow which projects downward beneath the beam,
      for holding the share and other working parts; -- also called
      {standard}, or {post}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Totem pole \To"tem pole\ [or] post \post\
      A pole or pillar, carved and painted with a series of totemic
      symbols, set up before the house of certain Indian tribes of
      the northwest coast of North America, esp. Indians of the
      Koluschan stock.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Packet \Pack"et\, n. [F. paquet, dim. fr. LL. paccus, from the
      same source as E. pack. See {Pack}.]
      1. A small pack or package; a little bundle or parcel; as, a
            packet of letters. --Shak.
      2. Originally, a vessel employed by government to convey
            dispatches or mails; hence, a vessel employed in conveying
            dispatches, mails, passengers, and goods, and having fixed
            days of sailing; a mail boat.
      {Packet boat}, {ship}, [or] {vessel}. See {Packet}, n., 2.
      {Packet day}, the day for mailing letters to go by packet; or
            the sailing day.
      {Packet note} [or] {post}. See under {Paper}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post- \Post-\ (p[omac]st). [L. post behind, after; cf. Skr.
      pa[87]c[be]behind, afterwards.]
      A prefix signifying behind, back, after; as, postcommissure,
      postdot, postscript.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post \Post\, a. [F. aposter to place in a post or position,
      generally for a bad purpose.]
      Hired to do what is wrong; suborned. [Obs.] --Sir E. Sandys.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post \Post\, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to
      place. See {Position}, and cf. 4th {Post}.]
      1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed,
            or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially
            when intended as a stay or support to something else; a
            pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a
                     They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the
                     two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the
                     houses.                                             --Ex. xii. 7.
                     Then by main force pulled up, and on his shoulders
                     bore, The gates of Azza, post and massy bar.
                     Unto his order he was a noble post.   --Chaucer.
      Note: Post, in the sense of an upright timber or strut, is
               used in composition, in such words as king-post,
               queen-post, crown-post, gatepost, etc.
      2. The doorpost of a victualer's shop or inn, on which were
            chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
                     When God sends coin I will discharge your post. --S.
      {From pillar to post}. See under {Pillar}.
      {Knight of the post}. See under {Knight}.
      {Post hanger} (Mach.), a bearing for a revolving shaft,
            adapted to be fastened to a post.
      {Post hole}, a hole in the ground to set the foot of a post
      {Post mill}, a form of windmill so constructed that the whole
            fabric rests on a vertical axis firmly fastened to the
            ground, and capable of being turned as the direction of
            the wind varies.
      {Post and stall} (Coal Mining), a mode of working in which
            pillars of coal are left to support the roof of the mine.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post \Post\, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses
      were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L.
      positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf.
      {Post} a pillar.]
      1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed;
            a station. Specifically:
            (a) A station, or one of a series of stations, established
                  for the refreshment and accommodation of travelers on
                  some recognized route; as, a stage or railway post.
            (b) A military station; the place at which a soldier or a
                  body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such
                  a station.
            (c) The piece of ground to which a sentinel's walk is
      2. A messenger who goes from station; an express; especially,
            one who is employed by the government to carry letters and
            parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter
            carrier; a postman.
                     In certain places there be always fresh posts, to
                     carry that further which is brought unto them by the
                     other.                                                --Abp. Abbot.
                     I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, Receiving
                     them from such a worthless post.         --Shak.
      3. An established conveyance for letters from one place or
            station to another; especially, the governmental system in
            any country for carrying and distributing letters and
            parcels; the post office; the mail; hence, the carriage by
            which the mail is transported.
                     I send you the fair copy of the poem on dullness,
                     which I should not care to hazard by the common
                     post.                                                --Pope.
      4. Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
            [Obs.] [bd]In post he came.[b8] --Shak.
      5. One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal
            station. [Obs.]
                     He held office of postmaster, or, as it was then
                     called, post, for several years.         --Palfrey.
      6. A station, office, or position of service, trust, or
            emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
                     The post of honor is a private station. --Addison.
      7. A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under
      {Post and pair}, an old game at cards, in which each player a
            hand of three cards. --B. Jonson.
      {Post bag}, a mail bag.
      {Post bill}, a bill of letters mailed by a postmaster.
      {Post chaise}, or {Post coach}, a carriage usually with four
            wheels, for the conveyance of travelers who travel post.
      {Post day}, a day on which the mall arrives or departs.
      {Post hackney}, a hired post horse. --Sir H. Wotton.
      {Post horn}, a horn, or trumpet, carried and blown by a
            carrier of the public mail, or by a coachman.
      {Post horse}, a horse stationed, intended, or used for the
      {Post hour}, hour for posting letters. --Dickens.
      {Post office}.
            (a) An office under governmental superintendence, where
                  letters, papers, and other mailable matter, are
                  received and distributed; a place appointed for
                  attending to all business connected with the mail.
            (b) The governmental system for forwarding mail matter.
      {Postoffice order}. See {Money order}, under {Money}.
      {Post road}, [or] {Post route}, a road or way over which the
            mail is carried.
      {Post town}.
            (a) A town in which post horses are kept.
            (b) A town in which a post office is established by law.
      {To ride post}, to ride, as a carrier of dispatches, from
            place to place; hence, to ride rapidly, with as little
            delay as possible.
      {To travel post}, to travel, as a post does, by relays of
            horses, or by keeping one carriage to which fresh horses
            are attached at each stopping place.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post \Post\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Posted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of
            affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice;
            to post playbills.
      Note: Formerly, a large post was erected before the sheriff's
               office, or in some public place, upon which legal
               notices were displayed. This way of advertisement has
               not entirely gone of use.
      2. To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise
            opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to
            post one for cowardice.
                     On pain of being posted to your sorrow Fail not, at
                     four, to meet me.                              --Granville.
      3. To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or
            the like.
      4. To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a
            sentinel. [bd]It might be to obtain a ship for a
            lieutenant, . . . or to get him posted.[b8] --De Quincey.
      5. (Bookkeeping) To carry, as an account, from the journal to
            the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as
            accounts, to the ledger.
                     You have not posted your books these ten years.
      6. To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a
      7. To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted
            with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
                     Thoroughly posted up in the politics and literature
                     of the day.                                       --Lond. Sat.
      {To post off}, to put off; to delay. [Obs.] [bd]Why did I,
            venturously, post off so great a business?[b8] --Baxter.
      {To post over}, to hurry over. [Obs.] --Fuller.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post \Post\, v. i. [Cf. OF. poster. See 4th {Post}.]
      1. To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in
            haste. [bd]Post seedily to my lord your husband.[b8]
                     And post o'er land and ocean without rest. --Milton.
      2. (Man.) To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with
            the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting. [Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Post \Post\, adv.
      With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Post, OR
      Zip code(s): 97752
   Post, TX (city, FIPS 59012)
      Location: 33.19087 N, 101.38131 W
      Population (1990): 3768 (1547 housing units)
      Area: 9.7 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 79356

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   post v.   To send a message to a {mailing list} or {newsgroup}.
   Distinguished in context from `mail'; one might ask, for example:
   "Are you going to post the patch or mail it to known users?"

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      To send a message to a {mailing list} or
      {newsgroup}.   Usually implies that the message is sent
      indiscriminately to multiple users, in contrast to "mail"
      which implies one or more deliberately selected individual
      You should only post a message if you think it will be of
      interest to a significant proportion of the readers of the
      group or list, otherwise you should use private {electronic
      mail} instead.   See {netiquette}.
      [{Jargon File}]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      {power-on self-test}

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      (1.) A runner, or courier, for the rapid transmission of
      letters, etc. (2 Chr. 30:6; Esther 3:13, 15; 8:10, 14; Job 9:25;
      Jer. 51:31). Such messengers were used from very early times.
      Those employed by the Hebrew kings had a military character (1
      Sam. 22:17; 2 Kings 10:25, "guard," marg. "runners"). The modern
      system of postal communication was first established by Louis
      XI. of France in A.D. 1464.
         (2.) This word sometimes also is used for lintel or threshold
      (Isa. 6:4).
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