1 noun
1 POSTAL SYSTEM the post especially BrE the official system for carrying letters, parcels etc from one place to another; mail 1 (1) especially AmE: The letter must have got lost in the post. | be in the post: Your cheque is in the post. | by post: If you send the book by post it should get there by Friday.
2 put sth in the post to send something to someone: I'll put a copy in the post to you today.
3 COLLECTING/DELIVERING LETTERS (C, U) especially BrE the time when letters are collected or delivered, or the act of collecting or delivering them; mail especially AmE: irst/second post (=the first collection or delivery of letters each day): The parcel arrived in the second post. | catch/miss the post: If you hurry, you should catch the last post.
—see also: by return (of) post return 2 (8)
4 LETTERS (U) especially BrE letters, parcels etc delivered to someone's house, office etc; mail 1 (2) especially AmE: Was there any post for me today?
5 PIECE OF WOOD/METAL (C) a strong upright piece of wood, metal etc that is fixed into the ground, especially to support something: a fence post
6 JOB (C) formal especially BrE a job, especially an important one; position 1 (8): She has been offered the post of ambassador to India. | take up a post (=start doing an important job): When he took up his present post at the BBC he was only 33. | resign (from) your post: As a result of the scandal, Profumo was forced to resign his post.
—see job
7 SOLDIER/GUARD ETC sb's post the place where someone is expected to be in order to do their duty: The guard was punished for falling asleep at his post.
8 FOOTBALL/HOCKEY ETC (C) one of the two upright pieces of wood which players try to kick or hit the ball between in football, hockey etc; goalpost
9 RACE the post also the finishing post the place where a race finishes, especially a horse race: Dandyboy fell ten yards from the post.
—see also: as deaf as a post deaf (1), pip sb at the post pip 2 (1), second-class post second­class (3), last post, staging post, trading post 2 verb (T)
1 LETTER especially BrE to send a letter, parcel etc by post; mail AmE: She's just gone to post a letter. | post sb sth/post sth to sb: I posted John the cheque last Friday. | I must post a card to Clara today.
2 keep sb posted to keep telling someone the latest news about something: Please, keep us posted about your financial situation, and let us know if we can help.
3 GUARD to send someone somewhere, to guard a building, check who enters or leaves a place, watch something etc; station 2: Two National Guardsmen had been posted at the gate.
4 JOB (usually passive) especially BrE to send someone to a different country or place to work for a company or to do a period of duty for the army, navy, or government; station 2 AmE: post sb abroad/overseas etc: Roger's been posted overseas for a few years. | post sb to: Two years later he was posted to Buenos Aires.
—see job
5 PUBLIC NOTICE also post up to put up a public notice about something on a wall or notice board: The exam results were posted on the bulletin board yesterday.
6 be posted missing if someone is posted missing, it is announced officially that they have disappeared

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • post — post …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Post-it® — Post it® …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Post- — Post …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • post — post·abdomen; post·absorptive; post·age; post·al·ly; post; post·anoxic; post·antennal; post·arteriolar; post·atomic; post·audit; post·axial; post·bellum; post·brachium; post·branchial; post·breeding; post·canonical; post·cardinal; post·cava;… …   English syllables

  • post- — ♦ Élément, du lat. post « après », dans le temps (postdater) et dans l espace (postposer). post élément, du lat. post, après . ⇒POST , préf. Préf. tiré de la prép. lat. post «après», entrant dans la constr. de nombreux termes sav. ou techn., des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • POST — bezeichnet: Postdienstleister und deren Beförderungsgüter, siehe Post, speziell die Deutsche Post AG die Österreichische Post Die Schweizerische Post eine Stadt im US amerikanischen Bundesstaat Texas, siehe Post (Texas) eine Mitteilung in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Post — Post, n. [F. poste, LL. posta station, post (where horses were kept), properly, a fixed or set place, fem. fr. L. positus placed, p. p. of ponere. See {Position}, and cf. {Post} a pillar.] 1. The place at which anything is stopped, placed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Post-it — est une marque utilisée notamment pour une petite feuille de papier autoadhésive amovible, rassemblée en petit bloc, inventé en 1977[1] par la société américaine 3M. Il est conçu pour pouvoir y inscrire des notes et les coller et décoller à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Post — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La palabra de origen latino post puede referirse a: En el vocablo español post ó pos , es un prefijo que significa después de o simplemente después. Por ejemplo: posparto, posgrado, posponer. El Diccionario… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Post — Prefix with Latin origin meaning after .Post may refer to: * An entry in a blog or internet forum (also see: posting style) * Mail, the postal system, especially in Commonwealth of Nations countries * Pole, a long and straight stick, usually… …   Wikipedia

  • Post — Post, n. [AS., fr. L. postis, akin to ponere, positum, to place. See {Position}, and cf. 4th {Post}.] 1. A piece of timber, metal, or other solid substance, fixed, or to be fixed, firmly in an upright position, especially when intended as a stay… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”