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post

noun uk   /pəʊst/ us    /poʊst/

post noun (LETTERS)

A2 [U] mainly UK (US usually mail) letters and parcels that are delivered to homes or places of work: I'd been away for a few days so I had a lot of post waiting for me. Unless it's marked 'private', my secretary usually opens my post. Has the post come/arrived yet?The postal system A2 [U] mainly UK (US usually mail) the public system that exists for the collecting and delivering of letters: My letter must have got lost in the post. If you don't want to take it there, you can just send it by post.The postal system [S] UK the time during the day when letters, etc. are collected or delivered: I missed the post this morning. Did you manage to catch the post?The postal system

post noun (JOB)

B2 [C] a job in a company or organization: Teaching posts are advertised in Tuesday's edition of the paper. She's held the post for 13 years. They have several vacant posts.Jobs, careers and professionsWorking

post noun (POLE)

[C] a vertical stick or pole fixed into the ground, usually to support something or show a positionPoles, rods, shafts and sticks [C] used as a combining form: a lamppost a signpostPoles, rods, shafts and sticks the post in the sport of horse racing, the place where the race finishes or, less often, the place from which the race startsHorse racingHorse riding in sports such as football, a goalpost (= either of two vertical posts showing the area in which the ball is kicked to score points)Football/soccerGeneral terms used in ball sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports

post noun (PLACE)

[C] the particular place where someone works, especially where a soldier is told to be for military duty, usually as a guard: The soldier was disciplined for deserting his post. I was ordered to remain at my post until the last customer had left.Places and locationsUnpleasant placesPlaces involved in military activity

post noun (MESSAGE)

an electronic message that you send to a website in order to allow many people to see it
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post

verb [T] uk   /pəʊst/ us    /poʊst/

post verb [T] (LETTERS)

A2 UK (US mail) to send a letter or parcel by post: Did you remember to post my letter? I must post that parcel (off) or she won't get it in time for her birthday. [+ two objects] Could you post me the details/post the details to me?Delivering and despatching UK to put an object through a letterbox (= special opening in a door): Just post the key through the door after you've locked it.Delivering and despatching

post verb [T] (PLACE)

C2 to send someone to a particular place to work: He's been posted to Pakistan for six months. Guards were posted at all the doors.Changing homes and moving

post verb [T] (MESSAGE)

to stick or pin a notice on a wall in order to make it publicly known: Company announcements are usually posted (up) on the noticeboard.Advertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing B1 to leave an electronic message on a website: Somebody's been posting obscene messages in this chat room.Internet terminology and abbreviations

post verb [T] (PAY)

US to pay money, especially so that a person who has been accused of committing a crime can be free until their trial: She has agreed to post bail for her brother.Paying and spending money

post verb [T] (RESULTS)

to announce a company's financial results: The oil company posted profits of $25.1 billion.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of post noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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