Wooden posts.



  • A long dowel or plank protruding from the ground; a fencepost; a lightpost.
  • A stud; a two-by-four.
  • A pole in a battery.
  • A long, narrow piece inserted into a root canal to provide retention for a crown.
  • A prolonged final melody note, among moving harmony notes.
  • A printing paper size measuring 19.25 inches x 15.5 inches.
  • A goalpost.
  • A location on a basketball court near the basket.
  • The doorpost of a victualler's shop or inn, on which were chalked the scores of customers; hence, a score; a debt.
  • The vertical part of a crochet stitch.
  • Each of a series of men stationed at specific places along a postroad, with responsibility for relaying letters and dispatches of the monarch (and later others) along the route.
  • A station, or one of a series of stations, established for the refreshment and accommodation of travellers on some recognized route.
  • A military base; the place at which a soldier or a body of troops is stationed; also, the troops at such a station.
  • Someone who travels express along a set route carrying letters and dispatches; a courier.
  • An organisation for delivering letters, parcels etc., or the service provided by such an organisation.
  • A single delivery of letters; the letters or deliveries that make up a single batch delivered to one person or one address.
  • A message posted in an electronic or Internet forum, or on a blog, etc.
  • A moderate to deep passing route 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 (towards the facing goalposts) at a 45-degree angle.
  • Haste or speed, like that of a messenger or mail carrier.
  • One who has charge of a station, especially a postal station.
  • An assigned station; a guard post.
  • An appointed position in an organization, job.
  • Post-production.
  • A post mortem .


  • To hang (a notice) in a conspicuous manner for general review.
  • To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation.
  • To carry (an account) from the journal to the ledger.
  • To inform; to give the news to; to make acquainted with the details of a subject; often with up.
  • To pay (a blind).
  • To travel with relays of horses; to travel by post horses, originally as a courier.
  • To travel quickly; to hurry.
  • To send (an item of mail etc.) through the postal service.
  • To rise and sink in the saddle, in accordance with the motion of the horse, especially in trotting.
  • To publish (a message) to a newsgroup, forum, blog, etc.
  • To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, etc.
  • To assign to a station; to set; to place.


  • With the post, on post-horses; by a relay of horses (changing at every staging-post); hence, express, with speed, quickly.
  • Sent via the postal service.


  • From Old English post ("pillar, door-post") and Latin postis ("a post, a door-post") through Old French.
  • Borrowed from Middle French poste, from Italian posta ("stopping-place for coaches"), feminine of posto.
  • Probably from French poste.
  • Borrowed from Latin post.

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