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1. A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
2. A similar vertical support or structure, as:
a. A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
b. A terminal of a battery.
3. Sports A goal post.
4. The starting point at a racetrack.
5. The slender barlike part of a stud earring that passes through the ear and is secured at the back with a small cap or clip.
6. An electronic message sent to and displayed on an online forum: ignored several inflammatory posts.
tr.v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
a. To display (an announcement) in a place of public view.
b. To cover (a wall, for example) with posters.
2. To announce by or as if by posters: post banns.
3. Computers To make (an electronic message) available by sending it to an online forum: posted a response to a question about car engines.
4. To put up signs on (property) warning against trespassing.
5. To denounce publicly: post a man as a thief.
6. To publish (a name) on a list.
7. Games To gain (points or a point) in a game or contest; score.
a. A military base.
b. The grounds and buildings of a military base.
2. A local organization of military veterans.
3. Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
4. An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry.
5. Basketball A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
6. A position of employment, especially an appointed public office.
7. A place to which someone is assigned for duty.
8. A trading post.
tr.v. post·ed, post·ing, postsPhrasal Verb:
1. To assign to a specific position or station: post a sentry at the gate.
2. To appoint to a naval or military command.
3. To put forward; present: post bail.
post up Basketball
To take a position below the foul line, usually with one's back to the basket to receive and make passes or to turn quickly to shoot.
[French poste, from Italian posto, from Old Italian, from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]
1. Chiefly British
a. A postal system.
b. A post office.
c. A delivery or amount of mail: waiting for the morning's post to arrive.
a. One of a series of relay stations along a fixed route, furnishing fresh riders and horses for the delivery of mail on horseback.
b. A rider on such a mail route; a courier.
v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
1. Chiefly British To mail (a letter or package).
2. Archaic To send by mail in a system of relays on horseback.
3. To inform of the latest news: Keep us posted.
a. To transfer (an item) to a ledger in bookkeeping.
b. To make the necessary entries in (a ledger).
5. Computers To enter (a unit of information) on a record or into a section of storage.
a. To travel in stages or relays.
b. To travel with speed or in haste.
2. To bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse's trotting gait.
1. With great speed; rapidly.
2. By post horse.
[French poste, from Old French, relay station for horses, from Old Italian posta, from Vulgar Latin *posta, station, from Latin posita, feminine past participle of pōnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]
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to keep giving someone the latest information about a situation that they are interested in
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