(noun, verb, adverb, preposition)


1. With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly

2. sent via the postal service


1. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand

- a soldier manned the entrance post

Similar word(s): station

Definition categories: location, place, position

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

Definition categories: man–made

3. a job in an organization

- he occupied a post in the treasury

Similar word(s): berth, billet, office, place, position, situation, spot

Definition categories: act, business, job, line, occupation

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

Definition categories: man–made, upright, vertical

5. any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered

- is there any post for me?

- she was opening her post

Similar word(s): mail

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

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

Similar word(s): stake

Definition categories: communication

7. the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office

- in England they call mail `the post'

Similar word(s): mail

Definition categories: communication, communicating

8. the delivery and collection of letters and packages

- it came by the first post

- if you hurry you'll catch the post

Definition categories: act, bringing, delivery

Sentences with post as a noun:

- a stage or railway post

- sent via post; parcel post

- Two of the receivers ran post patterns.


1. after; especially after a significant event that has long-term ramifications


1. affix in a public place or for public notice

- post a warning

Definition categories: contact, affix

2. publicize with, or as if with, a poster

- I'll post the news on the bulletin board

Definition categories: communication, announce, denote

3. assign to a post; put into a post

- The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

4. assign to a station

Similar word(s): place, send, station

Definition categories: competition, displace, move

5. display, as of records in sports games

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

6. enter on a public list

Definition categories: social, list

7. transfer (entries) from one account book to another

Similar word(s): carry

Definition categories: possession, transfer

8. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait

Definition categories: motion

9. mark with a stake

Similar word(s): stake

Definition categories: contact, mark

10. place so as to be noticed

- post a sign

- post a warning at the dump

Definition categories: contact, instal, install

11. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place

Similar word(s): mail, send

Definition categories: communication, transfer

12. mark or expose as infamous

Similar word(s): brand

Definition categories: communication, call

Sentences with post as a verb:

- Post no bills.

- to post someone for cowardice

- Since Jim was new to the game, he had to post $4 in order to receive a hand.

- 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.

- I couldn't figure it out, so I posted a question on the mailing list.

- Post a sentinel in front of the door.