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EnglishEdit

 
Wooden posts.
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

post (plural posts)

  1. A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fence post; a light post.
  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.
    • S. Rowlands
      When God sends coin / I will discharge your post.
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VerbEdit

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
    • Granville
      On pain of being posted to your sorrow / Fail not, at four, to meet me.
  3. (accounting) To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
    • Arbuthnot
      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.
    • London Saturday Review
      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.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

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.]
    • Archbishop Abbot
      In certain places there be always fresh posts, to carry that further which is brought unto them by the other.
    • Shakespeare
      I fear my Julia would not deign my lines, / Receiving them from such a worthless post.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, 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
    • Alexander Pope
      I send you the fair copy of the poem on dullness, 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.
    • Shakespeare
      In post he came.
  11. (obsolete) One who has charge of a station, especially a postal station.
    • Palfrey
      He held office of postmaster, or, as it was then called, post, for several years.
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VerbEdit

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.]
    • Shakespeare
      Post speedily to my lord your husband.
    • Milton
      And post o'er land and ocean without rest.
  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.
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AdverbEdit

post (not comparable)

  1. With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 353:
      In this posture were affairs at the inn when a gentleman arrived there post.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Arrest of Lieutenant Golightly’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio 2005, p. 93:
      He prided himself on looking neat even when he was riding post.
  2. Sent via the postal service.
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Etymology 3Edit

Probably from French poste.

NounEdit

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.
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VerbEdit

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.
    • De Quincey
      It might be to obtain a ship for a lieutenant, [] or to get him posted.

Etymology 4Edit

Borrowed from Latin post.

PrepositionEdit

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.

NounEdit

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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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Provençal, from Latin postus, from positus.

VerbEdit

post

  1. past participle of pondre

CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

post m (plural postow)

  1. post (method of sending mail)

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

post m (plural posten, diminutive postje n)

  1. mail
  2. mail office
  3. location or station, when a soldier is op post, he is where he is supposed to be.
  4. post (position, 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)

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VerbEdit

post

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

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin post

PrepositionEdit

post

  1. after
  2. behind

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

post m (plural posts)

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

IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English post.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

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MutationEdit

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.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English post.

NounEdit

post m (invariable)

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

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KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

post m

  1. skin

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

May refer to Proto-Indo-European *h₁epi.

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

post

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

AdverbEdit

post (not comparable)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • post in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • post in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “post”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • post” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to overtake and pass some one: post se relinquere aliquem
    • to become famous, distinguish oneself: clarum fieri, nobilitari, illustrari (not the post-classical clarescere or inclarescere
    • within the memory of man: post hominum memoriam
    • within the memory of man: post homines natos
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume III, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 841

LatvianEdit

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post tr., 1st conj., pres. pošu, pos, poš, past posu

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

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Italian posta

NounEdit

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

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Italian posta

NounEdit

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

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

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PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

NounEdit

post m inan

  1. fast

DeclensionEdit

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from English post.

NounEdit

post m anim

  1. post (message)

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English post.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

post m (plural posts)

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

RomanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

NounEdit

post n (plural posturi)

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

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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from French poste.

NounEdit

post n (plural posturi)

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

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English post.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

post m (genitive singular puist, plural puist)

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

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VerbEdit

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

  1. post, mail

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *postъ.

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NounEdit

pȏst m (Cyrillic spelling по̑ст)

  1. fast, fasting

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SloveneEdit

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NounEdit

pòst m inan (genitive pôsta, uncountable)

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

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.


SpanishEdit

NounEdit

post m (plural posts)

  1. (computing) post

SwedishEdit

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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.

DeclensionEdit

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

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TurkishEdit

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NounEdit

post (definite accusative postu, plural postlar)

  1. fur, hide, pelt

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