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English noun: post

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


SamplesA soldier manned the entrance post.
A sentry station.


Synonymsstation


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Narrower (hyponym)bridgehead, lookout, observation post, outpost, outstation

2. post (artifact) military installation at which a body of troops is stationed


SamplesThis military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby.
There is an officer's club on the post.


Synonymsmilitary post


Broader (hypernym)military installation


Narrower (hyponym)fort, garrison, outpost


Part holonymmilitary quarters


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. post (act) a job in an organization


SamplesHe occupied a post in the treasury.


Synonymsberth, billet, office, place, position, situation, spot


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation


Narrower (hyponym)academicianship, accountantship, admiralty, ambassadorship, apostleship, apprenticeship, associateship, attorneyship, bailiffship, baronetage, bishopry, cadetship, caliphate, captaincy, captainship, cardinalship, chair, chairmanship, chancellorship, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chieftaincy, chieftainship, clerkship, commandership, commandery, comptrollership, consulship, controllership, councillorship, councilorship, counsellorship, counselorship, curacy, curatorship, custodianship, deanery, deanship, directorship, discipleship, editorship, eldership, emirate, episcopate, fatherhood, fatherhood, feudal lordship, foremanship, generalcy, generalship, governorship, headship, headship, hot seat, incumbency, inspectorship, instructorship, internship, judgeship, judicature, khanate, lectureship, legateship, legation, legislatorship, librarianship, lieutenancy, magistracy, magistrature, managership, manhood, marshalship, mastership, mayoralty, messiahship, moderatorship, overlordship, pastorate, pastorship, peasanthood, plum, praetorship, precentorship, preceptorship, prefecture, prelacy, prelature, premiership, presidency, presidentship, primateship, principalship, priorship, proconsulate, proconsulship, proctorship, professorship, protectorship, public office, rabbinate, receivership, rectorate, rectorship, regency, residency, rulership, sainthood, secretaryship, seigneury, seigniory, senatorship, sinecure, solicitorship, speakership, stewardship, studentship, teachership, thaneship, throne, treasurership, tribuneship, trusteeship, vice-presidency, viceroyship, viziership, wardenship, wardership, womanhood

4. post (artifact) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position


SamplesHe set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them.


Broader (hypernym)upright, vertical


Narrower (hyponym)bitt, bollard, carrick bitt, corner post, gatepost, goalpost, hitching post, hop pole, king post, lamppost, maypole, newel, newel post, queen post, rudderpost, rudderstock, stake, stanchion, standard, stump, telegraph pole, telegraph post, telephone pole, timber, whipping post

5. Post (person) United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)


SynonymsWiley Post


Instance hypernymaeronaut, airman, aviator, flier, flyer

6. Post (person) United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)


SynonymsEmily Post, Emily Price Post


Instance hypernymauthor, writer

7. Post (person) United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)


SynonymsC. W. Post, Charles William Post


Instance hypernymfood manufacturer

8. post (group) any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered


SamplesYour mail is on the table.
Is there any post for me?.
She was opening her post.


Synonymsmail


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)fan mail, hate mail, mailing

9. post (communication) a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)


SamplesA pair of posts marked the goal.
The corner of the lot was indicated by a stake.


Synonymsstake


Broader (hypernym)visual signal


Narrower (hyponym)starting post, winning post

10. post (communication) the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office


SamplesThe mail handles billions of items every day.
He works for the United States mail service.
In England they call mail `the post'.


Synonymsmail, mail service, postal service


Broader (hypernym)communicating, communication


Narrower (hyponym)airmail, airpost, RFD, rural free delivery, snail mail

11. post (act) the delivery and collection of letters and packages


SamplesIt came by the first post.
If you hurry you'll catch the post.


Broader (hypernym)bringing, delivery


English verb: post

1. post (contact) affix in a public place or for public notice


SamplesPost a warning.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affix, stick on


Narrower (hyponym)placard


Entailannounce, denote

2. post (communication) publicize with, or as if with, a poster


SamplesI'll post the news on the bulletin board.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)announce, denote


Narrower (hyponym)bill, placard

3. post (social) assign to a post; put into a post


SamplesThe newspaper posted him in Timbuktu.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate

4. post (competition) assign to a station


Synonymsplace, send, station


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)fort, garrison, locate, place, site

5. post (communication) display, as of records in sports games


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

6. post (social) enter on a public list


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)list

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


Synonymscarry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Verb groupcarry

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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ride horseback


Domain categoryequitation, horseback riding, horseback riding, riding, riding

9. post (contact) mark with a stake


SamplesStake out the path.


Synonymsstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)mark

10. post (contact) place so as to be noticed


SamplesPost a sign.
Post a warning at the dump.


Synonymsput up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)instal, install, put in, set up

11. post (communication) cause to be directed or transmitted to another place


SamplesSend me your latest results.
I'll mail you the paper when it's written.


ExamplesThey post the parcel to their parents


Synonymsmail, send


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Narrower (hyponym)airmail, express, express-mail, register

12. post (communication) mark or expose as infamous


SamplesShe was branded a loose woman.


Synonymsbrand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)call









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