meaning of post

1. To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice; to post playbills.
To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
To travel with post horses; figuratively, to travel in haste.
To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, esp. in trotting.
With post horses; hence, in haste; as, to travel post.
Hired to do what is wrong; suborned.
A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay or support to something else; a pillar; as, a hitching post; a fence post; the posts of a house.
The doorpost of a victualers shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or fixed; a station.
A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travelers on some recognized route; as, a stage or railway post.
A military station; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
The piece of ground to which a sentinels walk is limited.
A messenger who goes from station; an express; especially, one who is employed by the government to carry letters and parcels regularly from one place to another; a letter carrier; a postman.
An established conveyance for letters from one place or station to another; especially, the governmental system in any country for carrying and distributing letters and parcels; the post office; the mail; hence, the carriage by which the mail is transported.
Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
One who has charge of a station, especially of a postal station.
A station, office, or position of service, trust, or emolument; as, the post of duty; the post of danger.
A size of printing and writing paper. See the Table under Paper.
See under 4th Post.
A note issued by a bank, payable at some future specified time, as distinguished from a note payable on demand.
the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry youll catch the ">post"

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