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Furniture. one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back or forming one corner of a chest of drawers.Compare stump (def. 11).
Horse Racing. a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends: the starting post.
to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with notices, bulletins, etc.: The wall was posted with announcements.
to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing: The estate has been posted by the owner.
Digital Technology. to submit an online message to a message board or electronic mailing list. to place text, images, etc., on a website.
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First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English, from Latin postis “a post, doorpost,” whence also Dutch, Low German post, German Pfosten
(in the British military services) either of two bugle calls (first post and last post ) giving notice of the time to retire for the night, similar in purpose to the U.S. taps.
First recorded in 1590–1600; from French poste, from Italian posto, from Latin positum, neuter of positus, past participle of pōnere “to place, put”; see posit
Chiefly British. a single dispatch or delivery of mail. the mail itself. the letters and packages being delivered to a single recipient. an established mail system or service, especially under government authority.
(formerly) one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses for carrying mail, currency, etc.
(formerly) a person who traveled express, especially over a fixed route, carrying mail, currency, etc.
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Printing. a size of printing paper or, especially in Britain, of drawing or writing paper, about 16 × 20 inches (41 × 51 centimeters).
post octavo, a size of book, from about 5 × 8 inches to 5.25 × 8.25 inches (13 × 20 centimeters to 13.33 × 21 centimeters), untrimmed, in the United States; 5 × 8 inches (13 × 20 centimeters), untrimmed, in England. Abbreviation: post 8vo
post quarto, Chiefly British. a size of book, about 8 × 10 inches (20 × 25 cm), untrimmed. Abbreviation: post 4vo