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Post appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • No stetson hats. Operas are post. Ah, no stetson.
  • Delia met a rat, so pondered no post a rat emailed.
  • To lap up a plain arcane post, old lots open a cranial pap up a lot.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun post:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb post:


Post is sometimes a misspelling of bored or posts.

The word post is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun post

What does post mean as a name of something?

Post is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: posts

  1. the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    • example: a soldier manned the entrance post
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of post: station
    • more generic words: place / position = the particular portion of space occupied by something
    • more specific terms:
  2. military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
  3. a job in an organization
  4. 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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: upright / vertical = a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    • more specific terms:
      • bollard / bitt = a strong post
      • carrick bitt = either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck
      • corner post = a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building
      • gatepost = either of two posts that bound a gate
      • goalpost = one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field
      • hitching post = a fixed post with a ring to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
      • hop pole = a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained
      • king post = post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss
      • lamppost = a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp
      • maypole = a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day
      • newel post / newel = the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs
      • queen post = vertical tie post in a roof truss
      • rudderstock / rudderpost = a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
      • stake = a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
      • stanchion = any vertical post or rod used as a support
      • standard = an upright pole or beam
      • stump = any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
      • telegraph pole / telegraph post / telephone pole = tall pole supporting telephone wires
      • timber = a post made of wood
      • whipping post = post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped
  5. United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)
  6. United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)
  7. any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered
    • examples: is there any post for me? | she was opening her post
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of post: mail
    • more generic words: accumulation / aggregation / assemblage / collection = several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    • more specific terms:
      • fan mail = mail sent to public figures from their admirers
      • hate mail = mail that expresses the writer's dislike or hatred
      • mailing = mail sent by a sender at one time
  8. a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    • example: a pair of posts marked the goal
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of post: stake
    • more generic term: visual signal = a signal that involves visual communication
    • more specific terms:
  9. the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
  10. the delivery and collection of letters and packages
    • examples: it came by the first post | if you hurry you'll catch the post
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: bringing / delivery = the act of delivering or distributing something

Alternative definition of the noun post


  1. A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fence post; a light post
  2. [construction] a stud; a two-by-four
  3. A pole in a battery
  4. [dentistry] A long, narrow piece inserted into a root canal to strengthen the tooth
  5. [context: vocal music, chiefly a cappella] a prolonged final melody note, among moving harmony notes
  6. [context: paper, printing] A printing paper size measuring 19.25 inches x 15.5 inches
  7. A message posted in an electronic forum
  8. [sport] goalpost
  9. An assigned station; a guard post
  10. A location on a basketball court near the basket
  11. A method of sending mail by a relay system of horses and riders
  12. Any mail system for sending tangible messages or parcels
  13. An individual message or parcel sent by mail

Specialised definition of the noun post

Glossary of sports / basketball

a position just outside the free throw lane, either near the basket or near the foul line

Glossary of sports / dog racing

a greyhound's box or position number for the start. The number on a greyhound's back always corresponds to the number of his or her starting box (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / equestrian

in horseriding, to bob up and down in the saddle in time with a horse's trot (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

short for goal post

Glossary of sports / soccer

one of the two pillars which support the crossbar and net of the goal (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

goalpost or the area near it

Definition of the adverb post

What does post mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. With the post, on post-horses; express, with speed, quickly
  2. sent via the postal service

Definition of the verb post

What does post mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: posted | posting | posts

  1. affix in a public place or for public notice
    • example: post a warning
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: affix / stick on = attach to
    • more specific word: placard = post in a public place
    • entailment: announce / denote = make known
  2. publicize with, or as if with, a poster
    • example: I'll post the news on the bulletin board
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: announce / denote = make known
    • more specific words: placard / bill = publicize or announce by placards
  3. assign to a post; put into a post
    • example: The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: assign / delegate / depute / designate = give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to
  4. assign to a station
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • synonyms of post: place / send / station
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific words:
  5. display, as of records in sports games
  6. enter on a public list
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: list = include in a list
  7. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of post: carry
    • more generic word: transfer = move from one place to another
  8. ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait
  9. mark with a stake
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of post: stake
    • more generic word: mark = make or leave a mark on
  10. place so as to be noticed
    • examples: post a sign | post a warning at the dump
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of post: put up
    • more generic terms: instal / install / put in / set up = set up for use
  11. cause to be directed or transmitted to another place
    • example: They post the parcel to their parents
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Nora sent the book
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]Amanda shuttled the children to school | Nora sent the book to London
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]TransCanada is shifting its HQ to Calgary from Toronto
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda shoved the box from the corner | Amanda shuttled her children from Philadelphia | Nora sent the book from Paris
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]Amanda trucked the package from Philadelphia to her mother's house | Nora sent the book from Paris to London

      Verbs of Sending (with the same syntax): convey, deliver, dispatch, pass on, port, return, shift, shunt, transfer, transport.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of post: mail / send
    • more generic word: transfer = move from one place to another
    • more specific words:
      • express = send by rapid transport or special messenger service
      • airmail = send or transport by airmail
      • register = send by registered mail
      • express-mail = send by express mail or courier
  12. mark or expose as infamous
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of post: brand
    • more generic word: call = ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality

Specialised definition of the verb post

Glossary of sports

to score something, e.g. points, in a game or sport (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Other definitions of post

What does post also mean?


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


  1. Post is a city in and the county seat of Garza County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,376 at the 2010 census.
  2. Post a.k.a. Post, Oregon: Post is an unincorporated community in Crook County, Oregon, United States. It has a post office assigned the ZIP code of 97752. Post lies along Oregon Route 380 southeast of Prineville at an elevation of 3,383 feet. Post was named for Walter H. Post, the first postmaster of the Post post office, established in 1889.

There are other places with in their name, like LIU Post, New Post, Post Oak, post-oak, Daga Post, Dial Post, Iron Post, Post Park, Post Rock, Post Time, Post town, Post-rock, Lower Post, Post Falls, Post House, Post Tower, White Post, Picket Post, post-office.


POSt is a 2 piece electro rock experimental band.

  • album: "EP2"


  1. Post is a brand.
  2. Post is a record label.


Post is a fictional character and mutant in the Marvel Comics universe. His first appearance was in X-Men v2, #50.


  1. "Post" is the third studio album by Icelandic singer-songwriter and musician Björk, released on 13 June 1995 on One Little Indian Records in the United Kingdom and 16 June 1995 on Elektra Records in the United States. Met with critical and commercial success, Post built on the electronic-pop of previous release Debut and flirted with various other musical styles including big band and trip hop, and featured numerous producers. Post went on to be certified Platinum in various regions including the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Australia, and produced three UK Top 10 singles.
  2. "Post" is the first solo album by Australian singer-songwriter rock musician, Paul Kelly. Kelly had moved to Sydney by January 1985, after leaving his Melbourne-based Paul Kelly Band and the breakup of his marriage to Hilary Brown.
  3. "Post" is a musical album of M. Rösner.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "Post" is a musical album of Pööloy Gläänz.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  5. "Post" is a musical EP of Iron Justice.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  6. "Post" is a musical EP of Within Dream's Realm.
    • released on (9 years ago)


  1. POST: In computing, POST is one of many request methods supported by the HTTP protocol used by the World Wide Web. The POST request method is designed to request that a web server accept the data enclosed in the request message's body for storage. It is often used when uploading a file or submitting a completed web form.
  2. The Post is an English-language newspaper in South Africa owned by Independent News & Media and published in Durban, South Africa.
  3. Post: A post is a main vertical or leaning support in a structure similar to a column or pillar but the term post generally refers to a timber but may be metal or stone. A stud in wooden or metal building construction is similar but lighter duty than a post and a strut may be similar to a stud or act as a brace. In the U.K. a strut may be very similar to a post but not carry a beam. In wood construction posts normally land on a sill, but in rare types of buildings the post may continue through to the foundation called an interrupted sill or into the ground called earthfast, post in ground, or posthole construction. A post is also a fundamental element in a fence. The terms "jack" and "cripple" are used with shortened studs and rafters but not posts, except in the specialized vocabulary of shoring.
  4. Post: A post is a moderate to deep passing route in American football in which a receiver runs 10-20 yards from the line of scrimmage straight down the field, then cuts toward the middle of the field at a 45-degree angle.
  5. post: .post is a sponsored top-level domain available exclusively for the postal sector. .post is the first gTLD to be 100% secured by DNSSEC. post aims to integrate the physical, financial and electronic dimensions of postal services to enable and facilitate e-post, e-finance, e-commerce and e-government services. The domain was approved by ICANN on April 8, 2005 as a sponsored TLD in the second group of new TLD applications evaluated in 2004.
  6. Post is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  7. Post: A military post that this unit has been assigned.

Phrases with Post

Phrases starting with the word Post:

  1. post-
  2. post-it
  3. Post box
  4. post doc
  5. post hoc
  6. post oak
  7. Post-war

Phrases ending with the word Post:

  1. A-Post
  2. B-Post
  3. C-Post
  4. D-Post
  5. ex post
  6. to post
  7. Ale Post
  8. Far Post
  9. Top-Post
  10. goal post
  11. king post
  12. Last Post
  13. Near Post

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Post

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Google previewOutlines of Louis F. Post's Lectures on the Single Tax (1894)

Absolute Free Trade, the Labor Question, Progress and Poverty, the Land Question, the Elements of Political Economy, Socialism, Hard Times by Louis Freeland Post

Post is a clear speaker, not lacking in platform readiness and wit." — Montreal Herald. " Mr. Louis F. Post is a clear, logical, and extremely careful speaker."— Montreal Witness.

Post is an ideal lecturer." — Sioux Citv (In.) Journal.

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

post1 noun posts A post is a long piece of wood, concrete or metal fixed in the ground.

post3 noun 1 The post is the system of sending and receiving letters and parcels.

Google previewMarketing Automation For Dummies (2014)

by Mathew Sweezey

The report is the long-form content, whereas the post is the short-form content. If you break the report up into sections and make each section a separate piece, this would be considered short form as well. When using short-form content, the ...

Google previewThe Symbolism of the Stupa (1992)

by Adrian Snodgrass

3 "The post is the thunderbolt ( vajra)", ...

Google previewChambers's Journal (1870)

The Post is the principal organ of free-trade in the United States; was formerly Democratic; but became [2. Republican when that party was founded, and has occupied a position as a moderate and independent Re ublican organ from that time ...

Google previewChambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts (1870)

The Post is the principal organ of free-trade in the United States ; was formerly Democratic ; but became Republican when that party was founded, and has occupied a position as a moderate and independent Republican organ from that time ...

Google previewAn Etymological and Explanatory Dictionary of the Terms and Language of Geology (1842)

Designed for the Early Student, and Those who Have Not Made Progress in the Science by George Roberts

post 8vo. 11.11s. 6d. THE ANCIENT RECIME: A Tale.

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The past is a guide post, not a hitching post. (L. Thomas Holdcroft)
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Scrabble value of P3O1S1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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