post1 / pōst/ • n. a long, sturdy piece of timber or metal set upright in the ground and used to support something or as a marker: follow the blue posts until the track meets a forestry road. ∎ a goalpost: Robertson, at the near post, headed wide. ∎ (the post) a starting post or winning post.• v. [tr.] (often be posted) display (a notice) in a public place: a curt notice had been posted on the door the exam results were posted this morning. ∎ announce or publish (something, esp. a financial result): the company posted a $460,000 loss. ∎ (of a player or team) achieve or record (a particular score or result): Smith and Lamb posted a century partnership. ∎ [tr.] publish the name of (a member of the armed forces) as missing or dead: a whole troop had been posted missing. ∎ Comput. make (information) available on the Internet. ∎ put notices on or in: we have posted all the bars.PHRASAL VERBS: post up Basketball play in a position near the basket, along the side of the key.post2 • n. 1. chiefly Brit. the official service or system that delivers letters and parcels: winners will be notified by post the tickets are in the post. ∎ letters and parcels delivered: she was opening her post. ∎ [in sing.] a single collection or delivery of letters or parcels: entries must be received no later than first post on Friday, June 14th. ∎ used in names of newspapers: the Washington Post.2. hist. one of a series of couriers who carried mail on horseback between fixed stages. ∎ archaic a person or vehicle that carries mail.• v. 1. [tr.] chiefly Brit. send (a letter or parcel) via the postal system: I've just been to post a letter post off your order form today.2. [tr.] (in bookkeeping) enter (an item) in a ledger: post the transaction in the second column. ∎ complete (a ledger) in this way.3. [intr.] hist. travel with relays of horses: we posted in an open carriage. ∎ archaic travel with haste; hurry: he comes posting up the street.• adv. archaic with haste: come now, come post.PHRASES: keep someone posted keep someone informed of the latest developments or news.post3 • n. 1. a position of paid employment; a job: he resigned from the post of foreign minister a teaching post. 2. a place where someone is on duty or where a particular activity is carried out: a worker asleep at his post a customs post. ∎ a place where a soldier, guard, or police officer is stationed or which they patrol: he gave the two armed men orders not to leave their posts a command post. ∎ a force stationed at a permanent position or camp; a garrison. ∎ a local group in an organization of military veterans. 3. Brit., hist. the status or rank of full-grade captain in the Royal Navy: Captain Miller was made post in 1796.• v. [tr.] (usu. be posted) send (someone) to a particular place to take up an appointment: he was posted to Washington as military attaché. ∎ station (someone, esp. a soldier, guard, or police officer) in a particular place: a guard was posted at the entrance.
post-bellum occurring or existing after a war, in particular the American Civil War.
post-Impressionism the work or style of a varied group of late 19th-century and early 20th-century artists including Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. They reacted against the naturalism of the Impressionists to explore colour, line, and form, and the emotional response of the artist, a concern which led to the development of expressionism.
post meridiem after midday; between noon and midnight; abbreviated as pm. The expression is first recorded in the mid 17th century.
post-mortem an examination of a dead body to determine the cause of death; figuratively, an analysis or discussion of an event held soon after it has occurred, especially in order to determine why it was a failure. The use is recorded from the mid 19th century, and derives from the mid 18th-century use of the Latin phrase meaning literally ‘after death’.
post-traumatic stress disorder a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.
Post-traumatic stress disorder was identified as a specific syndrome in the early 1970s; the term entered the general language in the 1980s, especially in relation to Vietnam War veterans suffering from stress-related illnesses.
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Hence or — F. poster, post vb.2 XVI. postage carriage of letters XVI; charge for this XVII. postal (-AL1) XIX. — F. Comps. postcard XIX. post-haste †speed in travelling; adv. with all haste. XVI. postmaster1 XVI, post office XVII.
• point-of-sales terminal (in supermarkets, etc.)
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