What is post?

  • (noun): Any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered.
    Example: "Is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post"
    Synonyms: mail
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on post, posts:

Queen Post
... A queen post is a tension member in a truss designed to span longer openings than a king post truss ... A king post uses one central supporting post, whereas the queen post truss uses two ... it is a tension member, rather than a compression member, they are commonly still called a post ...
Greenwood, Mississippi - Government and Infrastructure - State and Federal Representation
... The United States Postal Service operates two post offices in Greenwood ... They are the Greenwood Post Office and the Leflore Post Office ...
Internet Forum - Forum Structure - Post
... A post is a user-submitted message enclosed into a block containing the user's details and the date and time it was submitted ... Members are usually allowed to edit or delete their own posts ... Posts are contained in threads, where they appear as boxes one after another ...
Felida, Washington - Origin of The Name
... When the local post office was established just north of Vancouver Lake in 1890, the name Powley was submitted to honor a local resident, F ... The post office denied that name and suggested "Polly" ... The post office thought that Felida was a fine name ...
Vilbrun Guillaume Sam - Legacy
... of Haïti 1915 Succeeded by Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave Heads of State of Haiti Post-Revolutionary (1804-1859) Dessalines/Jacques I Christophe/Henri I Blanchet (acting) Pétion Boyer Rivi ...

More definitions of "post":

  • (noun): The system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office.
    Example: "In England they call mail 'the post'"
    Synonyms: mail, mail service, postal service
  • (verb): Display, as of records in sports games.
  • (verb): Mark with a stake.
    Synonyms: stake
  • (verb): Put up.
    Example: "Post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
    Synonyms: put up
  • (noun): The delivery and collection of letters and packages.
    Example: "It came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"
  • (noun): United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960).
    Synonyms: Emily Post, Emily Price Post
  • (verb): Enter on a public list.
  • (verb): Mark or expose as infamous.
    Synonyms: brand
  • (verb): Assign to a post; put into a post.
    Example: "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  • (verb): Cause to be directed or transmitted to another place.
    Synonyms: mail, send
  • (verb): Ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait.
  • (verb): Transfer (entries) from one account book to another.
    Synonyms: carry
  • (noun): A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track).
    Synonyms: stake
  • (noun): An upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position.
    Example: "He set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
  • (noun): United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935).
    Synonyms: Wiley Post
  • (verb): Affix in a public place or for public notice.
    Example: "Post a warning"
  • (noun): The position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand.
    Example: "A soldier manned the entrance post"
    Synonyms: station
  • (noun): Military installation at which a body of troops is stationed.
    Example: "This military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"
    Synonyms: military post
  • (verb): Publicize with, or as if with, a poster.
    Example: "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"

Famous quotes containing the word post:

    I can forgive even that wrong of wrongs,
    Those undreamt accidents that have made me
    Seeing that Fame has perished this long while,
    Being but a part of ancient ceremony
    Notorious, till all my priceless things
    Are but a post the passing dogs defile.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    My business is stanching blood and feeding fainting men; my post the open field between the bullet and the hospital. I sometimes discuss the application of a compress or a wisp of hay under a broken limb, but not the bearing and merits of a political movement. I make gruel—not speeches; I write letters home for wounded soldiers, not political addresses.
    Clara Barton (1821–1912)

    To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a “home” might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.
    —Emily Post (1873–1960)