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  Definition of Post
  1. the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you''ll catch the post"
  2. a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
  3. 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"
  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. 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''"
  6. 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"
  7. 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"
  8. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
  9. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
  10. United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)
  11. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
  12. publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I''ll post the news on the bulletin board"
  13. display, as of records in sports games
  14. mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"
  15. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I''ll mail you the paper when it''s written"
  16. assign to a station
  17. put up; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
  18. mark with a stake; "stake out the path"
  19. affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning"
  20. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse''s trotting gait
  21. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
  22. assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  23. enter on a public list
Similar Words: position, berth, office, spot, billet, place, situation, military post, mail, mail service, postal service, stake, station, Post, C. W. Post, Charles William Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post, Wiley Post, brand, send, base, put up, carry


Hyponyms: academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, attorneyship, bailiffship, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captainship, captaincy, cardinalship, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counselorship, counsellorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanship, deanery, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, fatherhood, foremanship, generalship, governorship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legation, legateship, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorship, pastorate, peasanthood, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulship, proconsulate, proctorship, professorship, chair, protectorship, public office, receivership, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood, garrison, fort, outpost, bollard, bitt, carrick bitt, corner post, gatepost, goalpost, hitching post, hop pole, king post, lamppost, maypole, newel post, newel, queen post, rudderpost, rudderstock, stanchion, standard, stump, telephone pole, telegraph pole, telegraph post, timber, whipping post, airmail, airpost, snail mail, starting post, winning post, fan mail, hate mail, mailing, bridgehead, lookout, observation post, outstation, placard, bill, express, register, express-mail, locate, place, site


Grouped Verbs: carry


Entailments: announce, denote


Derivational Morphology: mail, send, station, base, place, locate, site, officiate, function, stake, get off, bill poster, poster, bill sticker, posting, placard, notice, bill, card, mark, stigma, brand, stain, sendee, sender, transmitter, sending, mail service, postal service, postage, postage stamp, stamp, mailing, mailer, position, berth, office, spot, billet, situation, base of operations, home, carry


Anagrams: spot, stop


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