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1. After; later: postmillennial.
2. Behind; posterior to: postaxial.
1. after in time or sequence; following; subsequent: postgraduate.
2. behind; posterior to: postorbital.
[from Latin, from post after, behind]
1. a piece of timber, metal, or the like, set upright as a support, a point of attachment, a place for displaying notices, etc.
2. one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back.
3. a pole on a racetrack indicating the point where a race begins or ends: the starting post.
a. a message that is sent to a newsgroup.
b. text that is placed on a Web site.
5. to affix (a public notice or bulletin) to a post, wall, or the like.
6. to bring to public notice by means of a poster or bill: to post a reward.
7. to denounce by a public notice or declaration.
8. to enter the name of in a published list.
9. to publish the name of (a ship) as missing or lost.
10. to placard (a wall, fence, etc.) with public notices or bills.
11. to put up signs on (land or other property) forbidding trespassing.
a. to send (a message) to a newsgroup.
b. to place (text) on a Web site.
a. to send a message to a newsgroup.
b. to place text on a Web site.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin postis a post, doorpost, whence also Dutch post, German Pfosten]
1. a position of duty, employment, or trust to which one is assigned or appointed: a diplomatic post.
2. the station or rounds of a person on duty, as a soldier or sentry.
3. a military station with permanent buildings.
4. the body of troops occupying a military station.
5. a local unit of a veterans' organization.
7. a place in the stock exchange where a particular stock is traded.
8. Brit. Mil. either of two bugle calls signaling tattoo.v.t.
9. to place or station at a post.
10. to provide or put up, as bail.
11. to appoint to a military or naval command.
[1590–1600; < French poste < Italian posto < Latin positum, neuter of positus, past participle of pōnere to place, posit]
1. Chiefly Brit.
a. a single dispatch or delivery of mail.
b. the mail itself.
c. an established mail system or service.
d. Archaic. post office.
2. one of a series of stations along a route, for furnishing relays of men and horses.v.t.
3. to supply with up-to-date information; inform: Keep me posted on your activities.
4. Chiefly Brit. to send by mail.
5. Bookkeeping. to transfer (an entry or item), from a journal to a ledger.v.i.
6. to rise from and descend to the saddle in accordance with the rhythm of a horse at a trot.
7. to travel with post horses.
8. to travel with speed; hasten.adv.
9. with speed or haste; posthaste.
10. by post or courier.
11. with post horses.
[1500–10; < French poste < Italian posta < Latin posita, feminine of positus, past participle of pōnere to place, put. See post2]
Emily Price, 1873?–1960, U.S. writer on social etiquette.
a prefix, occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, meaning “after, subsequent to,” “behind, at the rear or end of” (postaxial; postmeridian; postpone; postscript); in English esp. productive in the formation of adjectives or adjective derivatives that specify a period of time following the event, phenomena, period, etc., denoted by the headword (posttraumatic; post-Darwinian; postwar).
[< Latin, comb. form representing post (adv. and preposition)]
A prefix that means "after," as in postoperative, after an operation, or "behind," as in postnasal, behind the nose or nasal passages.