What is post?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on post, posts:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Vilbrun Guillaume Sam - Legacy
... Succeeded by Philippe Sudre Dartiguenave Heads of State of Haiti Post-Revolutionary (1804-1859) Dessalines/Jacques I Christophe/Henri I Blanchet (acting) Pétion Boyer Rivière-Hérard ...

More definitions of "post":

  • (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
  • (verb): Assign to a post; put into a post.
    Example: "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"
  • (verb): Put up.
    Example: "Post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"
    Synonyms: put up
  • (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"
  • (verb): Mark or expose as infamous.
    Synonyms: brand
  • (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
  • (verb): Affix in a public place or for public notice.
    Example: "Post a warning"
  • (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
  • (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): 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): Enter on a public list.
  • (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): Mark with a stake.
    Synonyms: stake
  • (verb): Cause to be directed or transmitted to another place.
    Synonyms: mail, send
  • (verb): Publicize with, or as if with, a poster.
    Example: "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"
  • (noun): United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935).
    Synonyms: Wiley Post
  • (noun): A pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track).
    Synonyms: stake

Famous quotes containing the word post:

    Fear death?—to feel the fog in my throat,
    The mist in my face,
    When the snows begin, and the blasts denote
    I am nearing the place,
    The power of the night, the press of the storm,
    The post of the foe;
    Where he stands, the Arch Fear in a visible form,
    Yet the strong man must go:
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    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)

    A demanding stranger arrived one morning in a small town and asked a boy on the sidewalk of the main street, “Boy, where’s the post office?”
    “I don’t know.”
    “Well, then, where might the drugstore be?”
    “I don’t know.”
    “How about a good cheap hotel?”
    “I don’t know.”
    “Say, boy, you don’t know much, do you?”
    “No, sir, I sure don’t. But I ain’t lost.”
    William Harmon (b. 1938)