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Post  (pst), Charles William 1854-1914.
American manufacturer of breakfast cereals and the coffee-substitute Postum.

Post, Emily Price 1872-1960.
American etiquette authority. She wrote Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage (1922) and a popular syndicated newspaper column.

Post, Wiley 1899-1935.
American aviator who made the first solo flight around the world (1933).

post 1  (pst)
n.
1. A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
2. A similar vertical support or structure, as:
a. A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
b. A terminal of a battery.
3. Sports A goal post.
4. The starting point at a racetrack.
5. The slender barlike part of a stud earring that passes through the ear and is secured at the back with a small cap or clip.
6. An electronic message sent to a newsgroup: ignored several inflammatory posts.
tr.v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
1.
a. To display (an announcement) in a place of public view.
b. To cover (a wall, for example) with posters.
2. To announce by or as if by posters: post banns.
3. Computer Science To send (an electronic message) to a newsgroup: posted a response to a question about car engines.
4. To put up signs on (property) warning against trespassing.
5. To denounce publicly: post a man as a thief.
6. To publish (a name) on a list.
7. Games To gain (points or a point) in a game or contest; score.

[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; see st- in Indo-European roots.]

post 2  (pst)
n.
1.
a. A military base.
b. The grounds and buildings of a military base.
2. A local organization of military veterans.
3. Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
4. An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry.
5. Basketball A position usually taken by the center, near either the basket or the foul line, serving as the focus of the teams offense.
6. A position of employment, especially an appointed public office.
7. A place to which someone is assigned for duty.
8. A trading post.
tr.v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
1. To assign to a specific position or station: post a sentry at the gate.
2. To appoint to a naval or military command.
3. To put forward; present: post bail.

[French poste, from Italian posto, from Old Italian, from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of pnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]

post 3  (pst)
n.
1.
a. A delivery of mail.
b. The mail delivered.
2. Chiefly British
a. A governmental system for transporting and delivering the mail.
b. A post office.
3.
a. Archaic One of a series of relay stations along a fixed route, furnishing fresh riders and horses for the delivery of mail on horseback.
b. Obsolete A rider on such a mail route; a courier.
v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
v.tr.
1. To mail (a letter or package).
2. To send by mail in a system of relays on horseback.
3. To inform of the latest news: Keep us posted.
4.
a. To transfer (an item) to a ledger in bookkeeping.
b. To make the necessary entries in (a ledger).
5. Computer Science To enter (a unit of information) on a record or into a section of storage.
v.intr.
1. To travel in stages or relays.
2. To travel with speed or in haste.
3. To bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horses trotting gait.
adv.
1. By mail.
2. With great speed; rapidly.
3. By post horse.

[French poste, from Old French, relay station for horses, from Old Italian posta, from Vulgar Latin *posta, station, from Latin posita, feminine past participle of pnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]
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