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post- Latin posita, "placed," gave us Italian posta, "station on a road," and became French poste, "a station for mail"—from the series of stations that fast horsemen traversed to deliver messages, giving us post, as in "mail system."
Posta batch or pile; letters or mail, collectively.
position post job
In conversation, don't use 'position' or 'post'. Use job.
The public service by which letters and parcels are collected and delivered is usually called the post in British English and the mail in American English. Mail is also sometimes used in British English, for example in the name Royal Mail.
British speakers usually refer to letters and parcels delivered to them as their post. American speakers refer to these letters and parcels as their mail. Mail is also sometimes used in British English, especially in phrases such as junk mail and direct mail.
In both British and American English, mail is used to mean 'email'.
In both British and American English, post is used to refer to a comment or message that someone puts on a website.
Don't use 'post' or 'mail' to refer to the amount of money that you pay to send a letter or parcel. In both British and American English, this money is called postage.
British speakers talk about posting a letter or parcel. Americans usually say that they mail it.
In both British and American English, you can say that someone mails something to mean that they send it by email.
In both British and American English, you can say that someone posts on or posts something on the internet or on a website, to mean that they put a message, comment, or item there.
Past participle: posted
|Noun||1.||post - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"|
bridgehead - a defensive post at the end of a bridge nearest to the enemy
|2.||post - military installation at which a body of troops is stationed; "this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby"; "there is an officer's club on the post"|
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
military quarters - living quarters for personnel on a military post
outpost - a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops
|3.||post - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"|
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
academicianship - the position of member of an honorary academy
accountantship - the position of accountant
admiralty - the office of admiral
ambassadorship - the post of ambassador
apostleship - the position of apostle
apprenticeship - the position of apprentice
associateship - the position of associate (as in an office or academy)
attorneyship - the position of attorney
bailiffship - the office of bailiff
baronetage - the state of a baronet
cadetship - the position of cadet
caliphate - the office of a caliph
cardinalship - the office of cardinal
chairmanship - the position of chairman
chancellorship - the office of chancellor
clerkship - the job of clerk
comptrollership - the position of comptroller
consulship - the post of consul
controllership - the position of controller
curacy - the position of a curate
curatorship - the position of curator
custodianship - the position of custodian
directorship - the position of a director of a business concern
discipleship - the position of disciple
editorship - the position of editor
eldership - the office of elder
emirate - the office of an emir
fatherhood - the status of a father
fatherhood - the status of a religious leader
foremanship - the position of foreman
governorship - the office of governor
headship - the position of head
headship - the position of headmaster or headmistress
hot seat - a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism
incumbency - the office of an incumbent
inspectorship - the office of inspector
instructorship - the position of instructor
internship - the position of a medical intern
khanate - the position of a khan
lectureship - the post of lecturer
legislatorship - the office of legislator
librarianship - the position of librarian
lieutenancy - the position of a lieutenant
managership - the position of manager
manhood - the status of being a man
marshalship - the post of marshall
mastership - the position of master
mayoralty - the position of mayor
messiahship - the position of messiah
moderatorship - the position of moderator
overlordship - the position of overlord
peasanthood - the state of being a peasant; "the same homely dress she wore in the days of her peasanthood"
plum - a highly desirable position or assignment; "a political plum"
praetorship - the office of praetor
precentorship - the position of precentor
preceptorship - the position of preceptor
prefecture - the office of prefect
|4.||post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"|
bitt, bollard - a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines); "the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"
carrick bitt - either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck
corner post - a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building
gatepost - either of two posts that bound a gate
goalpost - one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field
hitching post - a fixed post with a ring to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying
hop pole - a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained
king post - post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss
lamppost - a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)
maypole - a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day
queen post - vertical tie post in a roof truss
rudderpost, rudderstock - a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
stake - a strong wooden or metal post with a point at one end so it can be driven into the ground
stanchion - any vertical post or rod used as a support
standard - an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support); "distance was marked by standards every mile"; "lamps supported on standards provided illumination"
stump - (cricket) any of three upright wooden posts that form the wicket
timber - a post made of wood
upright, vertical - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
whipping post - post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped
|5.||Post - United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935)|
|6.||Post - United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960)|
|7.||Post - United States manufacturer of breakfast cereals and Postum (1854-1914)|
|8.||post - any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered; "your mail is on the table"; "is there any post for me?"; "she was opening her post"|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
fan mail - mail sent to public figures from their admirers; "he hired someone to answer his fan mail"
hate mail - mail that expresses the writer's dislike or hatred (usually in offensive language)
mailing - mail sent by a sender at one time; "the candidate sent out three large mailings"
|9.||post - a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track); "a pair of posts marked the goal"; "the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake"|
visual signal - a signal that involves visual communication
starting post - a post marking the starting point of a race (especially a horse race)
winning post - the post at the end of a racecourse
|10.||post - the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office; "the mail handles billions of items every day"; "he works for the United States mail service"; "in England they call mail `the post'"|
communicating, communication - the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"
snail mail - any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service; "email is much faster than snail mail"
|11.||post - the delivery and collection of letters and packages; "it came by the first post"; "if you hurry you'll catch the post"|
|Verb||1.||post - affix in a public place or for public notice; "post a warning"|
placard - post in a public place
|2.||post - publicize with, or as if with, a poster; "I'll post the news on the bulletin board"|
|3.||post - assign to a post; put into a post; "The newspaper posted him in Timbuktu"|
|4.||post - assign to a station|
garrison - station (troops) in a fort or garrison
fort - station (troops) in a fort
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
|5.||post - display, as of records in sports games|
|6.||post - enter on a public list|
list - include in a list; "Am I listed in your register?"
|7.||post - transfer (entries) from one account book to another|
carry - transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; "put down 5 and carry 2"
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
|8.||post - ride Western style and bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait|
equitation, horseback riding, riding - the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
ride horseback - ride on horseback
|9.||post - mark with a stake; "stake out the path"|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
|10.||post - place so as to be noticed; "post a sign"; "post a warning at the dump"|
|11.||post - cause to be directed or transmitted to another place; "send me your latest results"; "I'll mail you the paper when it's written"|
express - send by rapid transport or special messenger service; "She expressed the letter to Florida"
airmail - send or transport by airmail; "Letters to Europe from the U.S. are best airmailed"
register - send by registered mail; "I'd like to register this letter"
express-mail - send by express mail or courier; "Express-mail the documents immediately"
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
|12.||post - mark or expose as infamous; "She was branded a loose woman"|
call - ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality; "He called me a bastard"; "She called her children lazy and ungrateful"
see also bedpost, deaf A1
see also doorpost, pillar A
to post sth/sb (as) missing → dar algo/a algn por desaparecido
to keep sb posted (on or about sth) → tener or mantener a algn al corriente or al tanto or informado (de algo)
by post or through the post → por correo
first-class post → correo m preferente
your cheque is in the post → su cheque está en el correo
second-class post → correo m normal
see also first-class B
see also registered B
see also return A1
to drop or put sth in the post → echar algo al correo or al buzón
to drop or put sth in the post to sb → enviar or mandar algo a algn
the post goes at 8.30 → la recogida del correo es a las 8.30, recogen el correo a las 8.30
the post is late → el correo se ha retrasado
to catch the post → echar el correo antes de la recogida
first post (= collection) → primera recogida f; (= delivery) → primer reparto m, primera entrega f
last post (= collection) → última recogida
to miss the post → no llegar a tiempo para la recogida del correo
it will arrive in the second post → llegue en el segundo reparto
this was posted on Monday → esto se echó al correo or al buzón el lunes
to post sth to sb → mandar or enviar algo a algn por correo
he posted a message to a newsgroup (Internet) → dejó un mensaje en un grupo de discusión
post office N → oficina f de correos, correos m, correo m (LAm)
I'm going to the post office → voy a correos, voy al correo (LAm)
the Post Office N → la Dirección General de Correos
post office box N → apartado m de correos, casilla f (postal or de correo(s)) (LAm)
Post Office Savings Bank N → Caja f Postal de Ahorros
post office worker N → empleado/a m/f de correos
she's been offered a research post → le han ofrecido un puesto or un trabajo de investigadora
to hold a post (gen) → ocupar un puesto; (high-ranking) → ocupar un cargo
to take up one's post (gen) → ocupar el puesto; (high-ranking) → entrar en funciones, ocupar el cargo
she resigned to take up a post at the university → dimitió porque consiguió un puesto en la universidad
to post sb abroad → destinar a algn al extranjero
by post → par la poste
to get sth through the post → recevoir qch par la poste
to be in the post [letter, cheque] → avoir été posté(e)
The cheque's in the post → Le chèque a été posté.
Is there any post for me? → Est-ce qu'il y a du courrier pour moi?
by return of post (British) → par retour du courrier
to be posted overseas → être affecté(e) à l'étranger
to post sb to [+ city, country] → affecter qn à
starting/finishing post (for race) → palo di partenza/arrivo
to be left at the post → rimanere indietro alla partenza
to be pipped at the post → essere battuto/a sul filo del traguardo (fig) → perdere per un pelo
by post → per posta
by return of post → a giro di posta
to catch/miss the post → arrivare/non arrivare in tempo per la levata
it's in the post → è stato spedito
to take sth to the post → andare a spedire qc
has the post come yet? → è già arrivata la posta?
it went first post this morning → è partito stamattina con la prima posta
post4(pəust) : the first/last post
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- How long will it take by regular mail? (US)
How long will it take by normal post? (UK)
- How long will it take by certified mail? (US)
How long will it take by registered post? (UK)
- How long will it take by priority mail? (US)
How long will it take by priority post? (UK)
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