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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something

Broader (hypernym)call

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